Luxembourg's international airport, which hosted over 1.4 million passengers in 2020, will further secure its border control entry-exit system (EES) with self-service pre-registration kiosks, mobile pre-registration solutions and biometric acquisition units for security booths.
With the new EES, passengers from third countries will have to register with their fingerprints and a facial image when entering the Schengen area. The biometric data will be stored together with information from passports in the central EES. The system aims to provide data on border crossings, avoid identity fraud and detect forged travel documents as well as illegal immigration by revealing overstayed visas.
As part of the EES, Veridos, an identity management firm, will equip the Luxembourg Airport with registration technologies, including a self-service eKiosk system that allows travelers to pre-register themselves before proceeding to the screening booths. The eKiosks capture the fingerprints of travelers, take facial images and read passports. They also guide travelers with a menu through questions about their destination, length of stay, and additional members of their parties. A built-in monitoring software allows officials to control multiple kiosks from one supervisory workstation.
Mobile registration systems and biometric acquisition units will further secure the border control area. The mobile solutions are special tablets for capturing fingerprints and facial images, which officials can use to pre-capture passengers' required biometric data. The biometric capture units will be used in airport screening booths, giving border officials the ability to repeat a registration or register passengers who are asked to manually register in the booths.