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São Paulo International to install innovative eGates

São Paulo International Airport (GRU Airport) will soon have an innovative process of immigration that aims to streamline the flow of passengers and reduce waiting times.

Latin America and Brazil’s busiest gateway in Guarulhos, will implement automated border control technology eGates, designed by Vision-Box.

The technology is already being tested in the new terminal and will be installed in Terminals 2 and 3 by the end of August.

Brazilian passengers will be able to control their own immigration and emigration processes autonomously, without the need to interact directly with the Brazilian Federal Police, provided they have a Brazilian electronic passport and are over 18 years old.

The airport’s IT director, Luiz Ritzmann, explains: “Improving the passenger experience and the levels of security are priorities for the administration of the GRU Airport.

"With the growth of demand recorded in the last decade in Brazil, the airport infrastructure will increasingly require cutting-edge technology and optimized processes, which will streamline the flow of passengers in different areas (check-in, X-ray security, immigration and emigration control, customs and baggage claim).

“In this context, it is urgent to invest in the modernisation of systems and equipment. And that’s what we are doing in Guarulhos.”

The eGates installed by Vision-Box, will only let passengers pass through if the passport is authentic, if the traveller using it the real passport holder, and if the person is allowed to travel.

The advanced technology allows for the verification of the authenticity of identification documents, as well as the facial recognition of the passenger.

Leidivino Natal Silva, managing director of Vision-Box Latin America, states: “It is a privilege to be part of a project of this size and relevance for Brazil. The GRU Airport is facing the enormous challenge of accommodating millions of Brazilian passengers per year.

“And they are responding in the best way: with more security and more innovation.”

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