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European Entry and Exit System to be launched soon: Know these guidelines



European Entry and Exit System to be launched soon: Know these guidelines

Brussels: The European Union will roll out its Entry and Exit System on October 6, 2024, to register non–EU nationals who require a short stay. Those travelling to Europe, especially from the UK or any other non–EU country, should know about the guidelines of the new regulation. EES is an automated IT system that registers and tracks non–EU nationals using their fingerprints and digitised travel documents. Besides EES, there would be a European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) for Britons and nationals from non–EU states. These digital visa systems are distinctive yet connected.

What is EU Entry and Exit System?
Entry and Exit System is a newly launched system that tracks non–EU nationals every time they cross the borders of countries in the Schengen zone. Most European countries are members of the Schengen zone, including Switzerland, Lichenstein, Norway and Iceland. However, the Republic of Ireland and Cyprus have been avoided. Technically, this system has been introduced to increase security in cross-border travelling and regulate migration.

How does it work?
Using the EES, it is possible to collect and share information about the entry, exit and refusal of entry of non–EU nationals who travel to countries in the Schengen zone. Instead of the current method of stamping the passport, biometric data of the traveller would be collected. Those travelling to the EU should give their fingerprints and submit data like their name, nationality and other passport details. After that, a picture of their face too would be taken. This would allow the EES to track the entry and stay of these travellers in the EU. The authorities would be alerted if they overstayed or had entered illegally. Moreover, the new system will allow the police and emigration authorities to process data, track travellers, and improve security measures. EES with its automated system, documents the visitors and prevents identity theft and other fraud. Moreover, it efficiently tracks the short stays of travellers from non–EU nations. 

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