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Are you going on a trip? There's still time in March to test the DTC digital travel document at Helsinki Airport on 22 Finnair routes

Publication date 1.3.2024 15.50 | Published in English on 1.3.2024 at 15.58
Press release

Are you going on a Finnair flight outside the Schengen area in March? You still have time to test the new Digital Travel Credentials (DTC) at the border control at Helsinki Airport.

Hundreds of passengers using DTCs have passed through border control since August 2023. Their experience has been positive: 65% have found the DTC check fast and easy and 82% would use it again. On average, a DTC border check takes less than 10 seconds.

DTC can be tested on the way to and/or from these Finnair destinations to Helsinki Airport:
•    Alanya
•    Alanya to Alanya and Changi
•    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
•    Doha International Airport
•    Dubai International Airport
•    Dublin International Airport
•    Edinburgh
•    Haneda
•    Heathrow
•    Helsinki
•    Indira Gandhi International Airport
•    Hong Kong International Airport
•    John F. Kennedy 
•    Kansai International Airport
•    Los Angeles 
•    Narita
•    Pu Dong
•    Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport
•    Incheon International Airport
•    Larnaca Airport
•    Manchester Airport
•    Miami 

The DTC is a digital version of the physical passport and is equally reliable. You can take part in the testing by registering as a voluntary digital travel document user at the police station in Tikkurila or at Helsinki Airport. Registration takes a few minutes at the police service point. The voluntary users must be Finnish citizens of legal age and hold a valid Finnish passport. Instructions on how to participate in the pilot are available on the Border Guard's website: DTC − Border control faster and smoother | The Finnish Border Guard (

Feedback from the voluntary users in the pilot is of great importance to the Border Guard. The Border Guard will send a feedback survey to those participating in the pilot. Feedback can also be sent by e-mail to [email protected].

The Border Guard receives funding for the DTC pilot project from the EU Commission from the Instrument for Financial Support for Border Management and Visa Policy (BMVI).