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brooklynite

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Sat Apr 6, 2024, 12:09 PM Apr 6

Global Entry 'e-gates' are coming to a major airport. It could help set the stage for a kiosk-free future

The Points Guy

Dulles International Airport (IAD) outside Washington, D.C., is set to test first-in-the-nation technology for Global Entry, allowing certain travelers to pass through customs without ever interacting with — or even passing by — a human officer.

In the coming months, Dulles plans to launch a pilot program testing the use of so-called e-gates at customs.

The new, high-tech process would work in concert with the recently launched Global Entry mobile app, allowing members to handle nearly every aspect of passport control and customs declaration on a smartphone, before proceeding to state-of-the-art gates that would open following a quick facial scan.

More broadly, it's part of an evolution for Global Entry that could, in the not-so-distant future, render the program's signature kiosks virtually obsolete in favor of newer, higher-tech options, a top U.S. Customs and Border Protection official in charge of the program tells TPG.


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Global Entry 'e-gates' are coming to a major airport. It could help set the stage for a kiosk-free future (Original Post) brooklynite Apr 6 OP
I like it. Came off a cruise this morning and only had to step in front of a camera to pass immigration. jimfields33 Apr 6 #1

jimfields33

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1. I like it. Came off a cruise this morning and only had to step in front of a camera to pass immigration.
Sat Apr 6, 2024, 02:22 PM
Apr 6

It’s becoming less of a hassle to get out of customs which is great.

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