COVID-19: TSA Tests a Contactless System

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TSA tests a contactless system that matches your ID to your face, avoiding COVID-19 risks

The Transportation Security Administration is testing a system that matches your ID to your face, preventing person-to-person contact that could spread the coronavirus.

The system, now part of a pilot program at Washington’s Reagan National Airport, is similar to a technology that was tested last year at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

But the new system will allow passengers to insert their identification into the scanner instead of handing it to a TSA officer.

The machines will be able to authenticate a wide range of IDs, including driver’s licenses, state-issued photo IDs, passports, military ID cards, and trusted traveler cards from the Department of Homeland Security. The system will be initiated on September and rolled out across the country as soon as the pilot program returns the first results. 

Source: USA Today

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