Dublin Airport launches ‘e-Gates’ and new passport machine

Published on : Tuesday, December 5, 2017

dublinThe Department of Justice confirmed the launch of new passport machines at the Dublin Airport.


The machine has been launched with the intention of enhancing securing and speeding up passage through the immigration.


The machine can be accessed Irish and EU travellers over the age of 18 with e-Passports and Irish passport cards.



There are five ‘e-Gates’ currently operating in Terminal 1 and 2.



There will be security checks by using advanced facial recognition technology along with the integration of national and international watch lists as per the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) which is known to operate border controls at the airport.



There will be a trial period after the introduction which will end by last April.



The number of e-Gates is expected to increase to 20 at Dublin Airport INIS mentioned.



Charlie Flanagan, Minister at the Dept. of Justice signed a national framework contract for the supply and installation of Automatic Border Control ‘e-gates’ at the Irish State’s ports.



The immigration checks will be performed by an e-Gate systems using a passport reader and a camera. However, their operation is monitored by immigration officer.



The immigration process will be speeden because one officer could supervise several machines.]



The Minister further said that the introduction of e-Gates will enhance the immigration clouds that will include the border security and at the same time provide an improved passenger experience.



The Dublin machines will be provided by Lisbon-based Vision-Box in partnership with Accenture and ESP Global Systems.



INIS is expected to examine the scope of extending the use to non-EU passport holders that would be done in the lines of registered travellers  programmes being operative in other jurisdiction.

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