Electronic gates to go live at Jordan’s airport in Amman

The Jordanian government is set to use an automated immigration clearance system at the country’s flagship airport to speed up passenger processing.

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By  Administrator Published  January 11, 2007

The Jordan Civil Aviation Authority signed off the agreement to launch the Jordan eGate at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport last month and the system should go live by the end of the first quarter.

The eGate is expected to cut the time it takes for a passenger to pass through immigration to just a matter of seconds, said to Datel vice president Prkash Ivaturi.

“There are built-in checks the moment you use your card to make sure it matches with your passport and the rest of your information, and we use the fingerprint reader to make sure you are the person who you claim you are,” he said.

Initially the clearance system will only be open to Jordanian nationals, but is likely to be extended to expatriates.

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