TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

Federal Government of Brazil Trials Fully Digital, Face-Based Boarding Program at Santos Dumont Airport

Serpro, IDEMIA | March 18, 2021

Federal Government of Brazil Trials Fully Digital, Face-Based Boarding Program at Santos Dumont Airport
To exploit the new service, passengers will initially have to stop for a photograph when they check-in at the air terminal. That photograph will at that point be contrasted with a picture in a government database, permitting the air terminal to interface the individual's face to their Brazilian CPF number and their travel documents. From that point forward, they will at this point don't have to introduce those documents (either their identification or their boarding pass) as they travel through the air terminal. They can rather enter lounges and get onto their plane with just a facial recognition filter.

The opt-in biometric boarding program requires the assent of the traveler, and will at first just be offered to clients flying with Azul airlines. Be that as it may, the technology will be introduced at different air terminals expecting all works out positively. The Santos Dumont organization comes in the wake of an earlier paperless boarding pilot at the Florianópolis and Salvador airports in 2020.

The facial recognition terminals being utilized in the trial feature technology from IDEMIA, Digicon, and Azul/Pacer. The Federal Government is trusting that the Embarque + Seguro program will empower a contactless travel insight during the COVID-19 pandemic, and limit standby times at security checkpoints.

“With biometric boarding, travelers will be able to enjoy a more peaceful experience at the airport, while having total control of biometrics at each stage of the trip,” said IDEMIA Sales Director Márcio Lambert. “Our solutions adopt simple, secure and economical approaches, without ever putting data security at risk.”

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International mobility and travel managers’ jobs are already complicated enough with pressure to contain costs, increase traveller convenience and satisfaction, and meeting your duty of care to your employees traveling in a rapidly changing world. With rules and regulations on visas and immigration constantly changing and increasing in complexity, the job is only getting more complicated. Heightened immigration enforcement, enhanced border entry screening processes, and new rules on disclosing travellers’ social media activity are bringing visa and immigration compliance to the forefront of the travel manager’s attention.

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