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Korea to start airport fingerprinting from today


9/01/2010

Published on Sep 1, 2010

South Korea will start fingerprint screening selected international visitors from today, the Korea Herald has reported. Initially the measure will only cover those suspected of criminal activity, including passengers travelling on unusual travel routes and those purchasing a one-way ticket on the day of their departure. From June 2011, authorities will start screening all international visitors staying for more than 90 days, with the measures being extended to all foreigner visitors from December next year. Korea has installed fingerprint scanners and facial recognition machines at 22 air and seaports, including Incheon and Gimpo.

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