Major Muhammad Mubarak Al-Buainain, officer of the Airport Passports Section, confirmed that all the halls of Hamad International Airport were provided with electronic gates during departure and arrival, explaining that the option of using them or using the passport counters is up to the traveler.
Major Al-Buainain said – in statements to Qatar Radio – that one passenger takes between 30 to 40 seconds at the counter, and if it exceeds this period, this means that he needs more scrutiny or more confirmation.
He added: The average traveler, whether a citizen, resident or visa holder, needs a maximum of 40 seconds to complete travel procedures.
He pointed out that all the terminals at Hamad International Airport are provided with electronic gates during departure and arrival, explaining that the electronic gate system is a system that allows the traveler to complete all his travel procedures without the need for the Passport Department employee to photocopy the travel document and face print and complete the procedures to boarding the plane without passing through any employee. airport passports. In response to a question about if a person travels through the electronic gate, he must use it upon return and not use the regular counter, Major Muhammad Mubarak Al-Buainain said that the choice is left to the traveler according to what is convenient and faster for him, whether the electronic gates or the regular counters.
Major Al-Buainain reminded travelers of the importance of attending in sufficient time to complete all procedures with ease, and to ensure that travel documents are valid and valid for more than 6 months, whether the passport of the traveler or those accompanying him.
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