DFW airport adds facial recognition biometric scanners

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Customs and Border Protection is adding biometric facial recognition scanners to international ports of entry at DFW International Airport and Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Travelers who pre-register for CPBs Global Entry Program will be able to use these scanners to speed up the airport exit process once they arrive in the United States

β€œWe are very pleased to have DFW and IAH Airports join us in improving our Global Entry Arrival process,” said Judson W. Murdock II, director of field operations for CBP Houston. β€œThis enhancement will allow us to streamline the arrival process for Global Entry members by continuing to reduce the time spent in the arrival line for thousands of eligible travelers entering the United States.”

The Global Entry program provides expedited customs clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers arriving in the United States. Travelers can scan their passports and fingerprints at automated kiosks, which will then print a receipt and direct them to baggage claim and exit.

New facial recognition scanners will further streamline this process. Travelers will not receive a paper receipt. CPB officials say the non-contact treatment option will result in a reduced environmental footprint.

Global Entry program travelers will have the option to begin using biometric facial scanners from DFW and IAH on July 26.

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