Passport-Free Travel Between Canada and the Netherlands...
Pilot program allows passport-free travel between Canada and the Netherlands
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August 8, 2019 - by Lisa Felepchuk for montrealgazette.com
Imagine a world where you could show up at the airport and board an international flight without your passport.
For Canadians, that sounds like a pipe dream. It's simply too good to be true, but a new pilot program between Canada and the Netherlands aims to make just that a reality for some passengers.
The scheme would allow them to travel between the two counties using new biometrics, like facial recognition and fingerprint scanners, that would be stored in smartphones in the place of traditional paper passports.
Straight out of the sci-fi flick that is life in 2019, here's what the new, first-of-its-kind initiative, which has been dubbed the Known Traveller Digital Identity (KTDI) is all about:
How the new program will work
Air Canada and KLM Royal Dutch will be the first two airlines to participate in the trial, with flights between Amsterdam and airports in both Toronto and Montreal.
"The Known Traveller Digital Identity concept is...
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