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Smart borders – Registration of carriers and guidance on how to fulfil one’s obligations

Publication date 7.10.2021 15.38 | Published in English on 2.3.2022 at 15.08
Press release

Dear carrier representatives, we contacted you in June regarding carriers’ obligations to carry out inspections.

The introduction of the Entry/Exit System (EES) and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) requires measures to be carried out by air and maritime carriers transporting passengers from third countries to the territory of the European Union or Schengen States and by carriers transporting group travel by bus across the external border. The letters we sent in June are available on our website.

The timeline is currently being reassessed.* The deployment of the systems requires the readiness of both the central system and all the Member States. The systems will be introduced at a date to be fixed by the Commission when the conditions laid down in the Regulations are met.

The European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) has made progress in the development of interfaces between carriers and has initiated carrier registration. Carriers must register in order to obtain the necessary information and technical instructions for carrying out the surveys. Instructions for registration and a description of data sharing arrangements can be found in the appendices to this letter and on the eu-LISA website:

We kindly ask you to read through the instructions and then register so that you can obtain the additional information pertaining to your obligations. Any questions for eu-LISA and any electronically completed registration forms should be sent by e-mail to: [email protected]

For further information on this matter, please contact the Headquarters of the Finnish Border Guard:

  • Tuomas Laosmaa, Chief of the Border Inspection Unit (tel. +358 295 421 191)
  • In legal matters, Anne Ihanus, Senior Adviser for Legislative Affairs (tel. +358 295 421 608)

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