Fast Track Passport Control in Europe
Airport passenger flows are dramatically increasing worldwide. By 2030 passenger traffic is estimated to more than double. Today’s border control guards face huge challenges involving in-depth document checks, reliable identity checks, check of entry conditions and the discovery of possible threats. To cope with the increasing volumes the future of border control processes are changing significantly.
Most countries in Europe and the Middle East are experimenting with automatic border control system designed for secure, fast and comfortable border checks using facial recognition, chip read out, security features, biometrics and video surveillance. Airports to spend $2.2 Billion globally to deploy 18,000 Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates and Kiosks between 2014 and 2018*
Europe will be the dominant region accounting for 43% of total airport ABC eGate and kiosk spending. Currently, within the EU and EEA most member states have implemented the eGate system which allows citizens from all EU / EEA states to pass through the eGate using a machine readable passport. The programs are currently limited to adults (18 and over).
Third party nationals (citizens from outside of the EU / EEA countries) will more than likely be able to join a Registered Traveler Program similar to Privium in the Netherlands.
Keeping up with changes to automated border controls and registered traveler programs is Fast Track Services’s specialty. Frequent fliers and business travelers can access Fast Track Services to join global fast track and privileged passenger programs. Fast Track Services are the only world specialists in global passport control fast track programs. We seek out and monitor registered traveller programs worldwide, and then we stringently check, process and file your application to ensure you have every chance of success. We also advise you of any additional steps you need to take and of any additional documentation you must provide. We warn you of any problems you may encounter from filing the application and we respond to most questions within 1 business day.
Our aim is to help you to make your travel experience faster and more convenient
* Acuity Market Intelligence. “The Global Automated Border Control Industry Report: Airport eGates & Kiosks”