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The curbside at Taiwan's Taoyuan airport (Photo: Kentaro Iemoto from Tokyo, Japan (Taiwan Taoyuan Airport) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

U.S. Senators Suggest a New CBP Preclearance Facility in Taiwan

Four U.S. Senators as well as four members of the House of Representatives have sent a letter to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to express their support of the initiative to set up a preclearance facility in Taiwan. This is intended to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Taiwan and to increase passenger traffic. Preclearance facilities allow international passengers bound for the U.S. to clear U.S. Customs and Immigration before boarding the aircraft, therefore these flights can land…

Homeland Security Withdraws Proposal for Compulsory Facial Recognition at Airports…

The use of biometric information such as fingerprints and facial recognition in the airline industry has become more familiar to passengers around the world over recent years. In addition to such procedures as biometric boarding,, the ‘capturing’ of biometric information on passports and visa applications is becoming commonplace and touted…