“The contract has been awarded in anticipation of the incoming EU Entry/Exit System (“EES”) regulation, which is broadly aimed toward guaranteeing that EU members throughout the area’s Schengen zone register details about non-EU nationals, together with their biometric data.”
Lithuania has grow to be the most recent European nation to look to IDEMIA expertise to be able to adjust to incoming European Union guidelines regarding border management. The France-based firm, in partnership with traveler self-service specialist Easier, has been awarded a contract by the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service.
The corporations will present Lithuanian authorities with over 70 self-service Entry/Exit System kiosks and over 30 Automated Border Crossing lanes at border checkpoints. The kiosks will allow the gathering of face and fingerprint biometrics, whereas the ABC gates will help journey doc studying and traveler verification.
The contract has been awarded in anticipation of the incoming EU Entry/Exit System (“EES”) regulation, which is broadly aimed toward guaranteeing that EU members throughout the area’s Schengen zone register details about non-EU nationals, together with their biometric data. Comprising 26 European international locations, the Schengen Area is supposed to facilitate comparatively unrestricted journey between member states.
While the brand new EES regulation was initially slated to come back into impact in May of this yr, a choice was made in October of 2021 to delay its implementation till September of 2022. Calls for tenders in different Schengen member international locations stay ongoing.
Lithuania’s contract award comes after the Danish National Police pressure issued an analogous EES border contract to IDEMIA final autumn, the results of a year-long aggressive procurement course of. That contract itself adopted an EES contract that IDEMIA received with Iceland in late 2020. Easier labored with IDEMIA on each tasks.
For its half, Easier issued an announcement wherein the corporate stated that its crew are “delighted to further our partnership with IDEMIA, which has enabled us to win this third tender for the Schengen Entry/Exit System following Iceland and Denmark in 2021.”
April 22, 2022 – by Alex Perala