Frontex is running a technology pilot project together with the French Ministry of the Interior, as part of the agency’s efforts to provide Member States with solutions to facilitate the movement of travelers across borders. The project invites volunteers to answer a standard border control questionnaire before or during the ferry journey to the Port of Saint-Malo in France.
The target participants are non-EU citizens coming to the EU for a short stay. The website is used to test the impact of self-check-in on overall processing times and the potential of a self-service mobile application for further improvements in border control.
During the project, Frontex is collecting feedback from participants to better understand their expectations and improve the tool. The result and lessons learned from this project, as well as the website itself, will be made available to the European Commission and Member States, should they wish to use this tool in the future.
Member States are currently preparing for the implementation of the Entry-Exit System, which will bring changes to the border process for many travelers. This new system will provide opportunities for greater use of automated or self-service vehicles, which can improve the travel experience and help speed up transit.
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