Cancun, Q.R. — The Commissioner of the National Institute of Migration (INM), Francisco Garduño Yáñez, verified the operation of the 18 ePassport gates installed at the Cancun International Airport.
In a statement, he reported that since they were installed during the last days of December, more than 70,000 travelers have used the automated gates to enter the country at the Cancun airport.
On Thursday, Garduño Yáñez toured terminals III and IV where he confirmed the operation of the new Autonomous Migration Filters (FMA), which he said, are a safe and efficient international connectivity in tourism and business matters.
The tour was part of a first stage of operations with the start-up of 30 ePassport gates in the country. He reported that 18 have been installed at the Cancun International Airport -14 in Terminal III and four in Terminal IV – and 12 more at the Mexico City International Airport – six in Terminal 1 and six in Terminal 2.
He reported that since their installation in Cancun, 70,010 have used the Filtros Migratorios Autónomos (FMA) between the two international terminals. Of the Cancun users, 56,779 are from the United States, 6,045 from Canada and 7,186 have been Mexican nationals.
At the Mexico City International Airport (AICM), 16,803 people have used the new automated ePassport gate system.
Garduño Yáñez said that the system will be installed inside the international airports of Los Cabos, in Baja California Sur and in both the Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta airports in the state of Jalisco.