Border Control Kiosks Installed Onboard Cruise Ship for the First Time

By ,   January 31, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Vancouver International Airport’s Innovative Travel Solutions and Ferries del Caribe celebrated the installation of a couple of BorderXpress kiosks onboard its cruise ferry MV Kydon.

This marked a milestone for the industry: Ferries del Caribe became the world's first-ever cruise operator to install border control kiosks on a cruise ship or ferry.

The announcement follows a 5-month pilot program using 2 BorderXpress APC (Automated Passport Control) enabled kiosks. The pilot program illustrates the effectiveness of BorderXpress kiosks in expediting cruise passenger processing, while improving the overall guest experience by simplifying and streamlining border clearance process without compromising safety.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Image: Port San Juan de Puerto Rico

MV Kydon sails from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to San Juan, Puerto Rico. BorderXpress kiosks can be utilized by Canadian citizens, US citizens, US legal permanent residents, passengers utilizing ESTA (Visa Waiver Program), and passengers entering with B1/B2 or D visas.