Biometric access control systems set to improve security for Egypt’s airports


Biometric access control systems are set to be rolled out across “at least two airports” in Egypt as a means to improve security and prevent terrorist attacks, a news source can reveal.

Egypt’s Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy said that the new biometric access control systems will track the arrival and departure of airport employees. The equipment is expected to be installed within four months.

The move comes after the crash of a Russian A321 plane over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula which killed all 224 people on board. The plane crash drove Russia and several European countries, including the UK, to suspend flights to the resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh, over security concerns.

Following the crash, Cairo has taken several steps to boost airport security in order to put foreign governments at ease.

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