Orlando International launches biometric kiosks for passengers from Visa Waiver countries
10 February 2014 17:52 GMT

New kiosks remove the need for visa waiver passengers to queue in security

Orlando International Airport (MCO) claims to be the first U.S. airport to welcome travelers from visa waiver countries with biometric kiosks to expedite the arrival experience. These self-service kiosks are now operational and processing international passengers who have Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel.

The passenger-friendly kiosks enable travelers from arriving international flights to complete their Customs Declaration Form on touch-screens, have passports read and fingerprints and facial images captured.

“This has been a collaborative effort with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), SITA and Vision-Box,” says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “It introduces innovative technologies to meet a real world need.”

Orlando has non-stop international service to 34 destinations.