Electronic ticket inspection before security control

Electronic gates are in use at Helsinki Airport. E-gates shorten the time spent on security check.

This is how the E-gates work

  1. Please have your ticket or boarding pass ready before moving to the e-gate in order to shorten queue times and make the process run smoothly.
  2. Shows a printed or a smartphone ticket or boarding pass to the reader of the electronic gate. The machine scans the flight details from the barcode and lets you through the gate to security control.

Instead of electronic inspection security controllers may inspect your intent to travel before going to the security check.

Inspecting tickets before security control is based on an EU regulation. The purpose of the regulation is to verify the passengers’ intent to travel before admitting them to the safety control area.