Vilnius Airport has introduced automated passport control eGates for arriving and departing passengers.
The airport is the gateway to Lithuania’s capitol.
It has installed 10 automated border control (ABC) eGates: 6 in arrivals and 4 in departures.
The ABC eGates are still being tested, but they are the first at any airport in the Baltic States and Poland.
How it works
Passengers scan their ID/personal document. The system checks the document to see if it meets Lithuanian requirements to use the self-service eGates. If the document is suitable, the passenger then goes throught the biometric verification bit.
Dainius Čiuplys, Head of Vilnius Airport:
Apart from the existing posts of the State Border Guard Service (SBGS), we now offer to passengers a possibility to have an independent border check. We have installed 6 smart gates in the arrival lounge, and 4 – in the departure lounge. The automated border control system will allow travellers to save some time, thus we have no doubt that therefore travel will also proceed more smoothly.
Currently, trained consultants are working at the automated border control gates who will assist travellers in performing correctly all the control steps mentioned above and answer arising questions.
The new automated border control egates can be used by citizens of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss Confederation who have identity documents with a digital chip.
Non-EU citizens will continue to use counters manned manned by VSAT officers.
N.B. Image credit: Vilnius Airport