Schiphol may face jams at passport controls
Queues are getting longer as airport lags behind in terms of automated identity checks.
31 March 2008
AMSTERDAM - The retiring head of the Dutch military police has warned that passport controls at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport could soon face huge log jams.
In a newspaper interview, commander Minze Beuving said the airport urgently needs fingerprinting, iris scan and facial recognition machines.
He underlined that the military police is already stretched to capacity, while the airport keeps expanding. He cautioned that queues are getting longer each day, and stressed that Schiphol is lagging behind other international airports with regard to automated identity checks.
[Copyright Radio Netherlands 2008]
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