Toronto Pearson Airport tests new eGates at Terminal 1 for ‘smoother, faster experience’ Pi News

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Toronto Pearson International Airport is testing new technology to combat airport delays and move faster through the airport.

Pearson and the Canada Border Services Agency said new electronic gates or e-gates would be tested at the airport for international passengers arriving at Terminal 1.

People aged 16 and over can use their eGates there to verify their identity and submit their customs and immigration notification details.

“If you’re coming to Canada via Terminal 1, check out the new eGates being tested,” the airport tweeted. “Once fully operational, these egates will help make it easier and faster to go through customs.”

Border Agency calls the new technology an easy “smooth and fast border experience”.

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Half a million passengers at Toronto Pearson Airport experienced delays in international flights in May

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In May, half a million passengers on international flights in Pearson faced delays.

Passengers said there were long queues at the airport and flights were regularly canceled and rescheduled. He cited delays caused by the implementation of COVID-19 protocols such as airport staff shortages, post-Covit passenger arrivals and testing and verification of evidence for vaccination.

The airport says travelers entering Canada can use the ArriveCAN application to submit their mandatory travel and health information.

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