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  • Schiphol Airport – passport control in eight seconds

    Nov 05, 2012, 13:23
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    A new automatic passport control system is being used at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol since this year's March. More than one million people participated in this innovative program and used biometric system of identification since that time.

    Only citizens of European Union, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein having biometric passports may use this technical novelty. The procedure is very simple. The owner of a biometric passport gets through a digital photographing and puts his passport to a scanner. If passport and photo data correspond to each other, then the owner of a document may cross the border freely. All procedure takes 8 seconds at most and very fast passengers manage to get through it in 4 seconds. Thanks to this system, there are no queues at this airport and passengers manage to cross the border in a much faster way.

    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the largest airport in Netherlands located 17.5 km from the capital of the country, having one Terminal with three waiting rooms. It is one of the largest hubs in the world as well and the main air gates in Europe along with Heathrow Airport in UK, Frankfurt Airport in Germany and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France. About 50 million passengers use Schiphol's services every year. It is possible to book a car rental at the Schiphol Airport and pick up a car there as well.

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