Japan's airports to cut immigration queues with mobile terminals

There are plans to put in place mobile terminals that will take photos and fingerprints of foreign visitors at airports in Japan.

Japan to introduce mobile airport terminals to speed up immigration queues.

Japan to introduce mobile airport terminals to speed up immigration queues. Image by Justin Daoust / CC BY 2.0

Currently foreign arrivals are fingerprinted and photographed by authorities at the inspection desks, but the mobile terminals will take this information and send it to the desk in advance. It is hoped this will reduce waiting times, which have increased at some airports, according to Japan’s Justice Ministry. The terminals are set to be installed in airports that receive international flights. Read more: newsonjapan.com

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