Frontex testing biometric border checks at Lisbon airport
07 October 2019 15:36 GMT

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, will be testing “Biometrics on the Move”  together with Border Service of Portugal (SEF) and the Lisbon Airport Authority (ANA).

Frontex said Biometrics on the Move will make it easier for travellers to quickly pass through border checks without even taking out their passport or other documents. It is part of our mission to make crossing the border easier and more secure at the same time.

This technology will give border guards more time to conduct systematic and efficient security checks without affecting regular travellers, increasing security at the borders.

The trial at the Lisbon airport, which covers EU citizens leaving the Schengen Area, will test whether biometric solutions can decrease the waiting time at the borders.