Lima Airport expands automated immigration control platform


Peru’s Minister of Interior, Mauro Medina, and the National Superintendent of Migrations, Eduardo Sevilla Echevarría, were present at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) for a ceremony to officially announce the expansion of the Vision-Box Automated Immigration Control Platform for arriving and departing passengers, joined by Juan Jose Salmón, CEO, La Paz Airport, and IATA representative Ramon Jiménez.

Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) has closely cooperated with the Migration Authority of Peru and Vision-Box to redesign the airport’s border management and passenger clearance model during the past few years.

The first stage of the new border control solution was completed in 2016 with the deployment of an integrated monitoring and control platform. It included opening six innovative Automated Border Control e-gates, offering self-service biometric and e-passport checks to accommodate the growing passenger numbers. Passengers can now use an additional 12 e-gates to self-process through the border.

Peruvian officials stated at the opening ceremony that this important milestone in the border digital transformation will assist airport authorities to meet the needs of the 30 million annual passengers projected to pass through LIM by 2021, and with the expected influx of thousands of daily travellers for the 2019 Pan-American Games.

Interior Minister Medina touted the system’s effective security measures: “This modern platform, with its active connection to national police, Interpol, and judiciary databases, forms a powerful information network free from manipulation risks.”

The system currently includes the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS), with Passenger Name Record (PNR) information to be added soon. 

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