Home Affairs urges foreign travellers to be patient

It seems the new Home Affairs system of Biometric check-in is clogging long queues at OR Tambo International airport.

Home Affairs Spokesperson Mayihlome Tshwete says the system check every person's finger prints to confirm their identity.

This is to make sure that there is no person coming to South Africa that may present a risk to our country.

Mayihlome Tshwete, Home Affairs Spokesperson

This is what most countries are doing in the world, this is the direction most countries are taking.

Mayihlome Tshwete, Home Affairs Spokesperson

According to Tshwete this applies to foreign nationals as South Africans already have their finger prints on the system.

Responding to concerns about the long queues, Tshwete says it will obviously take a bit longer for people to run their finger prints through the system but they are urging travellers to comply and be a little patient.

They say they plan to introduce innovative ways to speed up the process.

Listen below to hear how the new biometric system works:

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