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

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.

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.

Follow us to get the most comprehensive technology news in UAE delivered fresh from our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and listen to our Weekly Podcast. Click here to sign up for our weekly newsletter on curated technology news in the Middle East and Worldwide.

REGISTER NOW | Webinar Event | Security you can bank on – Safeguarding the Middle East’s financial sector

Presented in partnership with security and network specialist Cybereason, the second in the three part webinar series will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how banks and financial institutions are evolving their service offering while simultaneously staying one step ahead of the cyber criminals who seek to bring their operations crashing to the ground.