Dubai Airport to develop blockchain-based digital passports

posted 6 months ago
The government of Dubai has signed a new agreement with UK-based blockchain startup ObjectTech to develop digital passports for entry at Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic.

The agreement sees ObjectTech working with Dubai’s Immigration and Visas Department to develop a solution that combines biometric verification with blockchain technology. The goal is to put an end to manual passport verification checks for seamless entry. Or, according to ObjectTech’s announcement, the “world’s first ‘gate-less border’”.

Moore specifically, the blockchain startup is developing a solution wherein travelers visiting Dubai will be ‘registered into the country using a pre-approved and entirely digitized passport.’

When the solution is in place, inbound passengers will get off their flight and head to baggage claim, with the process of manual verification through waiting in queues, eliminated.
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