Airport Industry Review - Frankie Youd

From lateral flow tests to Covid-19 passports, isolation hotels and vaccine certificates, the aviation industry has implemented a variety of rules and regulations to ensure the safety of operations.

However, in 2022 this will all change again, as the EU has announced that two new sets of travel rules, titled the Travel Information and Authorisation Scheme (ETIAS) and the Entry/Exit System (EES), will be rolled out for non-EU citizens.

The scheme will see additional security measures put in place, such as digitally tracking name, type of travel document and biometric data such as fingerprints and facial images.

Despite the new technology offering a number of increased security measures, ETIAS has caused some concern within the industry, with many worrying it will increase delays and cause disruption.

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