Biometric Data to Replace Document Checks at Incheon Airport

  • By Hong Jun-ki

    June 18, 2018 13:16

    Biometric data will soon do away with the need for travelers to have their passport and boarding pass checked repeatedly at airports.

    The fiddly checks will be replaced with fingerprints and facial scans to shorten the departure process and improve airport security.

    Incheon International Airport said Sunday that it will start a pilot project early next year with a view to launching the service in 2020.

    During the pilot period, passengers will not have to show their passport and boarding pass when they enter the departure lounge, pass through the security checkpoint, and board the plane if they register their biometric data at check-in counters.

    They will still have to show their passports at immigration.

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