July 21, 2016 -
Vision-Box and the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) have made the self-service face recognition border clearance system at Lisbon International Airport available for citizens of nine additional countries outside of the European Union.
Already in use by EU, EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss citizens at Lisbon International Airport, the Automated Identification of Passengers Holding Electronic Travel Documents solution has been rebranded RAPID4ALL and beginning immediately, international citizens of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United States, and Venezuela flying out of Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado International Airport are now able to use self-service border crossing system.
Nearly 2 million European passengers crossing the Schengen border through Lisbon’s International Airport use the border clearance solution yearly, experiencing quicker border crossing, shorter lines and time spent waiting, and enhanced security features using biometrics stored in their passport echip, as well as ensuring a fuller compliance with national and European laws on the border exit control of these passengers. In a company statement, Vision-Box says that there has been 61 percent increase in passenger use over the past year.
The RAPID4ALL system now includes 35 countries around the world and is available to passengers who are 18 years of age and older, are in possession of an echip-equipped passport, and entered the Schengen Area through Lisbon International Airport.