A new airport technology, officially called Automated Passport Control, nicknamed “Land, touch, go”, promises to cut wait times by up to 30% for international travelers. Already in place for US and Canadian travelers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, the kiosks allow travelers to input their information, scan their passport, provide electronic fingerprints, and have their picture taken, all while waiting for the customs officers. Once the scans are completed, the kiosk provides a printed receipt, which is then taken to the customs officer. After a quick verification, the process is complete, and you are on your way.
Now “live” after a successful one-month trial at Orlando International Airport, citizens of Britain and other Visa Waiver countries can utilize the kiosks to speed through customs without sacrificing security. Read more about this wonderful advancement here.