Travelers want border processes without interruption
In 2021, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) study showed that travelers are willing to share a biometric data to speed up border processes. They don’t want to spend much time in the airport queue, which technological development should provide. Airlines and airports are preparing to return for international travel following the pandemic. Plans are made to achieve effective work.
ETIAS security uses passenger data for faster processing
Most people are ready to share information with the government to improve their travel experience. According to GPS, by 2021, 76% of passengers will be willing to provide biometric data to speed up border processes. ETIAS will help you achieve this goal. ETIAS does not collect biometric data (such as fingerprints), although biometrics are involved in new entry/exit processes.
Traveler screening before departure.
ETIAS applicants will provide personal details, passport data, health, and security information. Passengers will be pre-checked before departure, which will reduce data processing time at the airport. Passengers arriving at the airport with the new system will already have a prior permit or ETIAS or a visa. A passport scan will confirm that the visitor can enter Schengen. ETIAS security does not guarantee entry into Europe; border authorities may restrict travelers from entering Europe.
Biometrics, entry/exit system, and ETIAS security
The entry/exit system (EES), in conjunction with ETIAS, will reduce passport control time at the external Schengen borders. The EES uses biometric passport data to automatically calculate the time a visitor is allowed to stay in the Schengen area, also determines overdue. Passengers scan their biometric passport photo page and view the screen. The facial image is compared to the biometric information stored in the passport. The gates will open automatically after the passport holder is released for travel. The process will be faster than manual processing.
The protection of personal data is a priority for passengers and Europe. Travelers are willing to share more information and get a much-improved trip; however, they want to know how shared data is stored and used. The ETIAS Central Unit provides secure data processing. Encryption is used to gain unauthorized access to data. The system will store personal information for up to 5 years after the expiration or denial of ETIAS security.
From the launch of ETIAS, visitor security will be created before arriving at the Schengen border, which, as mentioned, will reduce waiting times at the airport. Travelers will complete the registration process a few days before departure, which will reduce the duration of the security check.
Covid-19 and Passenger Health Screening
Due to the pandemic, data processing time at airports has increased as vaccination certificates are checked at this time, along with other documentation. Despite fewer departures, there are still delays at the airport.
And yet why ETIAS security?
By 2023, Brazilian citizens wishing to travel to Europe will enjoy the following benefits:
- Easy online registration
- Less time in the queue
- Improved health screening
- Improved boundary processes
ETIAS is an enhanced experience for many country travelers planning to enter the Schengen area.