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Finland is testing digital passports on mobile phones

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From Monday, the first Finnish citizens can pass border control without having a paper passport, just showing an electronic travel document on a mobile phone.

At Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, the pilot of the EU project of Digital Travel Credentials (DTC Digital Travel Credentials) has started, facilitating the movement between countries. Citizens can participate Finlandwho fly Finnair to the UK (London, Manchester and Edinburgh).

Helsinki Vantaa AirportAleksandra Suzi/Shutterstock

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To pass border control “quickly and smoothly, without queuing” – according to the Finnish border guard – you need to register your participation in the pilot in person at the police station and an application for a smartphone with Android or iOS. The “digital passport” registered in the pilot will also be used to return from the UK to Finland. Finns will be able to test their digital passport until the end of February 2024. In autumn, they will also join the program Croatialaunching the possibility of using digital travel documents at Zagreb Airport.

Main photo source: Aleksandra Suzi/Shutterstock

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