Biometric Passports

Which countries have biometric passports, which do not?

Biometric passports available to the general public

Announced future availability of biometric passports

Countries without Biometric passports.

Less than 13% of African nations have biometric passports.

How are biometric passports used?


The chip is part of a process in a larger system.

Biometric passports also open us up to new security threats and like biometric data being stolen.

Better questions:
What other good forms of identification are coming out?
What methods and artefacts that allow people to travel with ease? Explore new lands, conduct safe business, visit loved ones?

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