Biometrics Exit Screenings at PHL

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is installing biometric screening technology at 25 boarding gates in Terminals A-East and A-West to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) process departing passengers on international flights safely and efficiently.  Biometric screening is designed to verify travelers’ identities by cross-checking facial scans with photos already on file with the federal government.  CBP’s Air Exit program has been mandated by federal law to use biometric exit screenings for foreign nationals (excluding Canadian citizens who don’t require a visa to enter the US and diplomatic and government visa holders).


For more information on how the screening process works and answers to frequently asked questions, visit: Biometrics FAQ

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