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Finnish Border Guard to launch a digital travel document pilot project at Helsinki Airport

Article published
25.8.2023 at 16:28
Matkustajia rajatarkastuspisteellä
The Finnish Border Guard will launch a pilot project on the use of a digital travel document at Helsinki Airport on Monday, 28 August 2023. The Digital Travel Credentials (DTC) pilot project will be implemented by the Finnish Border Guard in cooperation with Finnair, the police and Finavia.

The DTC pilot project will enable passengers on Finnair flights to London, Edinburgh and Manchester to use a separately marked border control checkpoint to pass more fluently through border control.

According to the Finnish Border Guard’s news bulletin, the digital travel document DTC is reportedly being tested in real border control for the first time in the world in this pilot project.

Passengers on the aforementioned Finnair flights who are Finnish citizens can participate in the pilot. Participation requires prior registration as a DTC user at a police license services’ service point.

In addition to the DTC pilot project ongoing in Finland and Croatia, the digital travel document is simultaneously being piloted in a similar project in air traffic between the Netherlands and Canada. Both projects produce data for the European Commission’s legislative needs as part of the Commission’s broad digital identity policy package.

Read the Finnish Border Guard’s news item and instructions for prior registration here.