As the travel and tourism industry recovers from the devastating effects of the COVID pandemic, it is encouraging to witness many airlines and airports reporting returns to ‘pre-pandemic levels’. To assure and sustain that recovery, we must not lose sight of our collective aspiration to improve passenger experiences, deliver the promise of seamless travel, and enhance security.
As with any critical system involving multiple stakeholders in multiple countries, the implementation of the European Entry/Exit System (EES) will not be without its challenges. In this article, we highlight the top five challenges governments will face as they ready their operations and implement new border control measures for all Third Country Nationals (TCNs).
As governments around the world strive to control the COVID-19 pandemic that has seen borders closed and international travel brought to a near-total standstill, the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU) face an additional challenge: implementing the European Entry/Exit System (EES). But it can also be an opportunity to bring to life the vision of seamless travel.