Midway Gets Self-Service Passport Kiosks

Terminals will accept travelers with U.S. or Canadian passports


Passengers arriving at Chicago's Midway International Airport from abroad should find a faster arrival process under a new system unveiled Wednesday.

Self-service kiosks, dubbed the Automated Passport Control system, will allow travelers to scan their own passports and complete one part of the border control process before even reaching an officer.

The system is already in place at O'Hare International Airport and should be available at Midway early next year. Crain's Chicago Business reported last year that wait times were reduced at O'Hare by 33 percent during the first 40 days of use.

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport recently purchased 74 of the kiosks.

The kiosks will accept travelers with U.S. or Canadian passports. Travelers will use a touch screen to answer a few questions.

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