Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS), the innovation team at YVR, recently announced that the airport’s line of self-service kiosks, BorderXpress, has been configured to meet the requirements of the Canada Border Service Agency’s (CBSA) modernized NEXUS program.
NEXUS is a joint CBSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection-operated Trusted Traveller program designed for low-risk, pre-approved travellers into Canada and the U.S.
This is another first for YVR—being the first Canadian airport to offer NEXUS members an enhanced and more seamless border clearance process.
The initiative aligns the NEXUS program with international trends on traveller processing and supports the CBSA’s goal to increase efficiencies without compromising security.
Using the new modernized kiosks, NEXUS members will tap or scan their NEXUS card and capture a photo to verify their identity using facial recognition technology (replacing the old iris recognition technology) before proceeding to a CBSA officer for final inspection.
ITS specializes in delivering industry-leading travel technology to transform a traveller’s experience.
Since 2009, ITS has sold more than 1,600 kiosks at 43 airport and seaport locations around the world, helping more than 250-million passengers clear the border safely and securely.
For more information on this initiative, including instructions on how to use the new NEXUS facial verification kiosks, please visit the NEXUS Air webpage at cbsa-asfc.gc.ca.