Veridos has been commissioned to equip Luxembourg’s International Airport with registration solutions for the new European border control system EES (Entry-Exit System). The order includes self-service pre-registration kiosks, mobile pre-registration solutions and biometric acquisition units for security booths.
The European Union’s new entry-exit system is scheduled to start in May 2022 and will help to make the entry and exit of third-country nationals simpler, more transparent and more secure. People from third countries will have to register with their fingerprints and a facial image when entering the Schengen area. The biometric data will be stored together with information from passports in the central EES. This will eliminate the need for time-consuming manual stamping of passports and enables an automated passport verification. Thus, the system provides reliable data on border crossings, avoids identity fraud and detects forged travel documents as well as illegal immigration by revealing overstayed visa.
As part of the EES, Veridos, a leading global provider of identity solutions, will equip Luxembourg Airport with registration technologies, including a self-service eKiosk system that allows travelers to pre-register themselves before proceeding to the screening booths. The eKiosks capture the fingerprints of travellers, take facial images and read passports. They also guide travelers with a menu through questions about their destination, length of stay, and additional members of their parties.