Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar
has installed vending machines with Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) across key passenger touchpoints throughout the terminal.
The newly introduced vending machines allow
arriving, departing, and transferring passengers to easily access
various disposable and reusable PPE equipment, including face
masks, disposable gloves, hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, as
well as commonly bought over-the-counter pharmacy items such as
vitamins and personal care products.
The airport has also become one of the first in the world to
offer facial recognition enabled technology, that
provides passengers with a contactless journey. HIA
introduced this paperless airport experience by combining
passengerís flight, passport, and facial biometric information in
a Ďsingle travel tokení at the self-check-in kiosk.
Passengers can now use biometric-enabled check-in
kiosks to take their photo and scan their passport and boarding
pass. This digital identity record makes the passengerís face
their pass at key airport touchpoints, such as self-service
bag-drop, pre-immigration, and self-boarding gates.