First eGates in Bangladesh implemented at Hazrat Shahjalal

The new solution is set to limit human contact by the use of ePassports and biometric technology  

Bangladesh’s first eGates have officially been opened at the capital’s hub, Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.  

The implementation of the automated border control solution is incorporated into the country’s modernisation scheme to accommodate the next generation electronic passport infrastructure.  

Provider of integrated identity solutions, Veridos supplied the eGates alongside a value chain for tamper-proof ePassports.  

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport
Photo Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport - Wiki Commons/Captain Raju

According to the firm, the new solution helps securely identify documentation whilst reducing check-in time for passengers.  

Asaduzzaman Khan, Bangladesh’s minister of home affairs, opened the 12 eGates at the departure terminal and three at the arrival facility on June 30. The future plan is to install a total of 28 at the airport, with a further 22 to be added to the other two international hubs.  

“In addition to a high-tech ePassport production infrastructure, we are honoured to support Bangladesh with our automated border control expertise,” said Andreas Raschmeier, Veridos CEO. “The unique design, the high-quality material and the established underlying system make our eGates the most modern border control solution on the market. The ability to verify identities within just 14 seconds via eGates will soon lead to a welcome reduction in waiting times.” 

Veridos carries out training sessions for more than 50 border control officers so they are equipped to use the new solution.  

The technology supports contactless travel, meaning human contact is limited which is currently crucial during the pandemic. Once the passenger steps into the eGate, their face is scanned for biometric information to see whether it matches the image already stored in the system.