WINNIPEG, June 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Winnipeg Airports Authority and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are pleased to announce that Primary Inspection Kiosks and the eDeclaration mobile application are available at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. Primary Inspection Kiosks are next generation technology that offer self-service options for international air travellers arriving in Canada at Winnipeg Richardson.
The new Primary Inspection Kiosks allow travellers to scan their travel documents, have their photo taken and complete an on-screen declaration. Upon completion, travellers will take their kiosk receipt to a CBSA officer. Those looking to save more time at the kiosk can download the CanBorder – eDeclaration mobile app prior to their arrival, whether returning or coming to Canada, and prepare their declaration in advance. The app will give them a quick response (QR) code to scan at a kiosk upon arrival.
The 16 Primary Inspection Kiosks at Winnipeg Richardson strengthen border security and simplify the border experience. Winnipeg Richardson is the ninth Canadian airport to launch the Primary Inspection Kiosks technology since March 2017.
"The Government of Canada is committed to offering Canadians and international travellers a better airport experience with innovative technologies and digitized services. The Primary Inspection Kiosk combines the efficiency air travellers need with the security Canadians expect."
Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament for Charleswood — St. James — Assiniboia —Headingley on behalf of The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
"Enhancing the customer experience is at the heart of what we do at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. Our investment in these new kiosks is another step in providing a world-class experience for travellers to our city."
Barry Rempel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Winnipeg Airports Authority
"The Prairie Region is pleased to work with our partner, the Winnipeg Airports Authority, to bring the Primary Inspection Kiosks and technology to Winnipeg. We support the continued modernization of services to streamline the border clearance process for all travellers. The Primary Inspection Kiosk used with the eDeclaration mobile application can save business and leisure travellers up to fifty per cent in their processing time and frees up our officers to focus on higher risk travellers and items."
Nina Patel, A/Regional Director General, CBSA Prairie Region
- Winnipeg Richardson welcomed 4.3 million passengers in 2017, with an average of 11,800 people per day. This represents an increase of 7.24% over 2016.
- Eight other Canadian airports have deployed the Primary Inspection Kiosk.
- Since its launch in March 2017, over 16 million travellers were processed using Primary Inspection Kiosks.
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SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency
For further information: CBSA Media Relations, Prairie Region, 1-844-245-2272, [email protected]; Winnipeg Airports Authority, Tyler MacAfee, Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Phone: 204-992-2791