July 2, 2019 (Reiwa 1)
Immigration Services Agency
The facial recognition gates currently being used by the Immigration Services Agency during departure procedures for Japanese nationals will expand operations to include foreign nationals, starting with Haneda Airport on July 24, 2019. Narita International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Fukuoka Airport, Chubu Centrair International Airport, New Chitose Airport, and Naha Airport will follow, in that order.
There is no need to register in advance in order to use the facial recognition gates.
|Haneda Airport||July 24, 2019 (Wednesday)|
|Narita International Airport||August 27, 2019 (Tuesday)|
|Kansai International Airport||September 25, 2019 (Wednesday)|
|Fukuoka Airport||October 8, 2019 (Tuesday)|
|Chubu Centrair International Airport||November 7, 2019 (Thursday)|
|New Chitose Airport||Mid-November, 2019|
|Naha Airport||Early July, 2020|
Start dates for the Naha and New Chitose airports will depend on the progression of their respective renovations.
Persons able to use the gates are those who: