CBP Announces Facial Biometric Pilot for Inbound Vehicle Travelers at Anzalduas International Bridge

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Source: FBI
Source: FBI

September 21, 2021 | Originally published by Customs and Border Protection on September 20, 2021

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the start of an innovative facial biometric pilot in select vehicle lanes at the Anzalduas International Bridge Port of Entry (POE), Texas, for travelers arriving in the United States. This enhanced process for international travel, known as Simplified Arrival, uses facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks that are already required for admission into the United States and provides travelers with a secure, touchless travel experience.

“CBP has successfully expanded Simplified Arrival to select airports, seaports, and pedestrian lanes at the U.S. land borders,” said Diane J. Sabatino, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner of Field Operations, CBP. “The next step to transform travel at the land borders includes the addition of facial biometrics to further secure and enhance the vehicle entry process.”

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