Two systems are being implemented at the same time
The European Union introduces new rules for entering the Schengen countries< /i>
In the next few months, a new automatic system for entering and exiting the Schengen area will be launched in the European Union, including the authorization procedure based on biometric data, the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) warns.
They explained that two systems are being implemented simultaneously: the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) and its accompanying entry-exit system (EES ). Both are aimed at strengthening EU security and countering illegal migration.
ETIAS will issue entry permits to the Schengen countries, and EES — collect biometric data of people arriving from abroad, including fingerprints and face images, and then transfer this data to government agencies, the association said in a statement. EES will register tourists every time they cross the external border of the European Union, as well as record refusals of entry, cases of fraud with documents, etc.