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Old 23.11.2018, 14:37
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Zurich Airport Passport Control Automatic Readers

So I have a UK passport with that biometric chip symbol on it, last week I used one of their automatic passport control readers to get through no problem. This morning when there were hundreds waiting to get pass I thought the automatic reader would not be a problem but it didnt work anymore so had to rejoin the manual EU queue. Anyone having issues with this, esp with a UK passport?
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Re: Zurich Airport Passport Control Automatic Readers

They were all closed last week when I was there and someone what tinkering with then internals so guess they have some issues with them
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Re: Zurich Airport Passport Control Automatic Readers

They were still broken on Sunday. Massive queues because apparently only half the former booth. Had to cut the queue since I only arrived 50min before departure at the airport (and 40min being fine according to Swiss..) to make it to boarding just before it ended. And getting some stupid comment by some Kantonspolizist who should quit his job when all he can do is complain at people being in a rush due to their own technic not working.
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