The Directorate General of Immigration at the Department of Law and Human Rights in Indonesia, referred to as Imigrasi in Indonesia, announced the country’s plans to implement biometric checkpoints to serve as border control, according to a MICE BTN article.
The rollout, which covers 27 air and seaports, is expected to check passports, visas and permits and collect facial images and fingerprint data against watch lists to better secure the country’s borders.
Officials from Imigrasi expect the use of biometrics to greatly enhance their ability to catch individuals on watch lists as they will be better equipped to match the person entering Indonesia with who their identification claims them to be. The Adisucipto International Airport has already had its system installed with the other 26 expected by June.
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