Entebbe Airport in Uganda is going to install ABC eGates to improve its homeland security.
The new ABC eGates will be from Dutch based Gemalto, in cooperation with local partner SCINTL. The airport self-service eGates should create a faster and more convenient border-crossing for passengers and strengthen homeland security.
The biometric solution uses Gemalto’s fingerprint and facial recognition technology, combined with a passport scan to ensure swift and accurate identification of passengers leaving the country.
Boosting Uganda’s ability to manage international visitors
Entebbe International Airport, servicing Uganda’s capital, Kampala, welcomed over 1.5 million passengers in 2017, and the new eGates will boost its capacity to handle the growing number of business and leisure visitors heading to Uganda, a progressive east African state with a population of over 40 million.
Once implementation of the e-Immigration solution is complete in 2019, passengers will enjoy the option of a rapid, self-guided pathway through border control, whilst authorities are provided with comprehensive, real-time data on departures from Uganda.
General Jeje A. Odongo, Minister of Internal Affairs for the Ugandan Government:
Gemalto is a proven and valued partner of DCIC. The new ABC – Automated Border Control Solution marks the latest step forward in the modernization, enhancement of security of border control management in Uganda, delivering important benefits for visitors and citizens alike.”
Thierry Mesnard, VP Sales Africa for Gemalto:
“Rapid growth in international air travel is going hand in hand with profound cross-border threats such as terrorism, illegal immigration and organized crime.
“With the introduction of advanced automated kiosks at Entebbe Airport, the Ugandan authorities are once again demonstrating their commitment to addressing all these challenges.”
Cephas T. Bushuyu, Managing Director for SCINTL:
“SCINTL will provide vital local support and know-how for a solution that encompasses supply, installation and maintenance.
“Overseas visitors are playing a key role in Uganda’s economic development, and many will now enjoy the option of a safe, fast-track border crossing experience.”
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