Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is to roll out 90 new BorderXpress Kiosks in spring 2017.
Vancouver will roll out 90 new kiosks in Spring 2017 that meet the new the requirements of Canada Border Service Agency’s (CBSA) new Primary Inspection Kiosk (PIK) program.
Under the PIK program, CBSA is expanding its use of self-service automated border control kiosks at Canadian airports, and will now offer self-service options to an increasing number of arriving international passengers.
Using the new kiosks, passengers will scan their travel documents, complete their declaration and verify their identity and admissibility using facial recognition technology before proceeding to a CBSA officer for final inspection.
BorderXpress kiosks help immigration officers process up to four times more passengers per hour than through traditional clearance.
Primary Inspection Kiosks
Primary Inspection Kiosks will eventually replace the Automated Border Clearance program.
Passengers can save even more time by completing their declaration in advance using the eDeclaration (Beta) mobile app, and scan their quick response (QR) code at a BorderXpress kiosk upon arrival.
BorderXpress kiosks are actually developed by Innovative Travel Solutions, an independent business unit within YVR.
The kiosks are also in use at many airports outside of Canada. More than 1,050 BorderXpress kiosks are currently in use at 34 airport and seaport locations.
You can read quite a lot about BorderXpress on PassengerSelfService.
Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority:
“Border clearance kiosks are the way of the future and we applaud the CBSA’s continued efforts to expand the use of kiosks to reduce border wait times while meeting evolving security needs.
“Not only do our BorderXpress solutions provide a modern and efficient experience for our passengers, they are also a smart choice for airports and government, as they help to reduce overall operating costs and free up border officers to focus more closely on enforcement and intelligence efforts.”
N.B. Image credit: Vancouver International Airport