The interior minister, Florencio Randazzo, has announced the implementation of a new immigration procedure for entry and exit in the country.
Randazzo said that “from now on, no more migration cards will be filed manually. The immigration will now be carried out in digital terminals, with a new biometric system.
“The amendments will result in a less cumbersome procedure, reducing time and increasing safety, since the digital recording avoids having to change passenger information.”
From now on, when a passenger enters or exits the country, a digitalised photo and fingerprint will be used to validate their identity.
Randazzo said that, with the implementation of the new system, the time of the procedure “has been halved. The average time spent in immigration has been reduced from one minute to 28 seconds. So for us it is a very important breakthrough.”
This system is already in operation in Buquebús and the domestic terminals in Ezeiza. It is due to be extended to all terminals and airfields in the country.