Australian airports to introduce high-tech clearance systems

Australian airports are to use automated and ‘contactless traveller’ clearance technology to process international travellers.

The government has signed a A$22.5 million contract with Vision-Box Australia to deliver upgraded biometric technology for international airports. It will be used by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to process passengers.

"The contactless traveller initiative will not only improve the passenger experience, it will be able to use state-of-the-art biometric technology to further strengthen the protection of Australia’s borders,” said Caroline Wilkie, chief executive Australian Airports Association (AAA).

"The new technology will eventually be able to process regular travellers through Customs by using facial recognition technology rather than showing a passport. This investment is part of the government’s broader A$123.6 million program aimed at improving the experience for passengers at our border, which is fully supported by the AAA."

Australian airports to introduce high-tech clearance systems

Australian airports are to use automated and ‘contactless traveller’ clearance technology to process international travellers.

The government has signed a A$22.5 million contract with Vision-Box Australia to deliver upgraded biometric technology for international airports. It will be used by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to process passengers.

"The contactless traveller initiative will not only improve the passenger experience, it will be able to use state-of-the-art biometric technology to further strengthen the protection of Australia’s borders,” said Caroline Wilkie, chief executive Australian Airports Association (AAA).

"The new technology will eventually be able to process regular travellers through Customs by using facial recognition technology rather than showing a passport. This investment is part of the government’s broader A$123.6 million program aimed at improving the experience for passengers at our border, which is fully supported by the AAA."