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Look: New NAIA 3 E-Gates Ready for Use on July 23

New electronic immigration gates (or e-gates) have been successfully installed at the arrival area of NAIA Terminal 3.

Exclusive to Philippine passport holders, arriving passengers will no longer have to deal with long queues and waiting times.

Foreign passport holders will still be entertained at immigration counters.

These e-gates will be put to use starting Monday, July 23 – after the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has inspected and calibrated them.

The BI will regularly conduct random testing to check the efficiency and performance of the machines.

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Photo Credit: Screenshot from the video posted by NAIA Press Corps president Raoul Esperas on Facebook

Once operational, the e-gates will take less than 15 seconds to scan passports, record biometrics, and take photos of the passengers.

Two e-gates have been initially installed at the terminal, but four more machines will soon be added.

The government has allotted PHP 340 million for the installation of these gates in various major airports across the country, including Cebu, Davao, Clark, and Kalibo. They aim to complete the installation of about 18 terminals by the end of 2018.

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