Launched Automatic Passport Check at Bangkok Airport

Automated card balances for departing international passengers will be implemented at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, as of December 15. The aircraft, which is Thailand’s busiest, is expected to experience less traffic as a result of this maneuver.
The recently introduced automated programs are only available to guests with e-passports, according to Pol Gen Choengron Rimphadee, the captain of Immigration Police Division 2. These channels follow the guidelines set forth by the International Civil Aviation Organization ( ICAO ).
Immigrants with standard documents, children, and people with disabilities will still need to use the official channels rather than the fresh automatic types even if they have e-passports.
According to the official, individuals will continue to go through immigration checks by officers for safety reasons after arriving.
Despite the speed of the automatic immigration method, these machines continue to be able to identify people with arrest warrants, people who are unable to travel internationally, and people whose visas have expired, ensuring that the appropriate regulations are followed, as the official stated.
Suvarnabhumi Airport has 16 computerized programs available specifically for Thai citizens undergoing outgoing passport checks since 2012. These automatic channels scan each passenger’s face and fingerprints in about 20 seconds, whereas an immigration officer-supervised channel usually takes 45 seconds.
Now, Suvarnabhumi Airport serves between 50,000 and 60,000 inbound travelers each day. SOURCE: Bangkok Airport’s automated id search has been introduced.