Tanzania introduces facial biometrics at immigration for two airports

Julius Nyerere Airport
Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam is the busiest airport in Tanzania

Tanzania has introduced facial recognition biometrics to enhance border security at two of its busiest airports.

The system strengthens the capacity of immigration authorities to detect irregular migration and facilitate legitimate travel.

The new system, from Vision-Box, is now in use at:

  • Kilimanjaro International Airport, in northern Tanzania serving the cities of Arusha and Moshi
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport in the largest city Dar es Salaam

The new desktop automated immigration control solutions integrate advanced document authentication and biometric recognition features. They can identify fraudulent travel documents such as passports, visas and identity cards, as well as detect identity fraud by passengers trying to enter or stay in the country irregularly. The solution matches the information in the travel document against the live face image capture of the passenger.

Miguel Leitmann, CEO of Vision-Box:

“Together with other African countries like Rwanda and Angola, Tanzania is now in a reinforced position by adopting Vision-Box automated biometric technology at border controls.

“It’s a great pleasure to be able to contribute with state-of-the-art technology with a real impact in creating efficiencies, security and an innovative edge for Tanzania and to address the specific challenges of government authorities of the region.”

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Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)