Vancouver Airport Authority today announced the sale of 40 BorderXpress Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks to the City and County of San Francisco, for use at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
The industry’s leading self-service border control solution, BorderXpress kiosks help speed up the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) process by up to 50 per cent. By automating part of the border clearance process, BorderXpress helps U.S. CBP officers process up to four times more passengers than with traditional clearance. With this increased efficiency, international travelers arriving at SFO will experience shorter wait times, less congestion and faster customs processing times. The kiosks will be fully operational by March 2015.
Eligible passengers include U.S. and Canadian passport holders and U.S. Permanent Residents. The kiosks can also be used by international travelers with Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval from 38 countries not requiring U.S. entry visas, including Australia, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. This service is available without pre-registration or user fees.
SFO is the latest airport to implement BorderXpress kiosks. With the launch of BorderXpress at airports in Aruba in December 2014 and Nassau, The Bahamas in February 2015, YVR’s BorderXpress solution is the first technology of its kind to be available to travelers at international airports with U.S. pre-clearance.
BorderXpress is available at 20 international airports, including the world’s top two busiest airports, Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). For a complete list of BorderXpress airports, visit YVR’s website.