Major Airports in Tokyo, Japan to Start Using Facial Recognition for International Flight Boarding

The Narita and Haneda Airports in Japan are rolling out a new facial recognition system later this year that will be used on all international flight boarding. Called Face Express, the new system is meant to allow passengers to board their flights without having to show their passports and tickets in an effort to reduce physical contact amid the pandemic.

According to reports, the way that it works is that passengers will have to have their photos registered at check-in and then have their faces scanned at the gates instead of handing their documents to airport staff.

This new system is set to be implemented by both airports on July 2021 in time for the Tokyo Summer Olympics. It will be used on all flights regardless of airline. It’s definitely something to look forward to once flight restrictions are lifted!

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