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Oslo Airport Steps Up Passenger Convenience

Posted: Feb. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
New passport stations
Oslo Airport

Travel to or from Oslo, international or otherwise, has never been remotely difficult, but that has done nothing to prevent officials there from stepping up passenger convenience and speeding the almost painless passport controls even further with the implementation of self-service passport controls for those with Norwegian Passports.

Oslo Airport has become the first in Norway to implement self-service passport control as part of its efforts to enhance the passenger experience. The newly deployed EasyPass system will make passing through the airport simpler and quicker for travellers with Norwegian biometric passports who are arriving from non-Schengen countries.

Two automated self-service passport control units have been put in place, designed in collaboration with the National Police Directorate, and operating a two-step system.

First, passengers scan their passports at the entrance to the unit. When validated, the system unlocks a turnstile through which a passenger photograph is taken and compared with the photo in the passport. If the photos correspond, a second turnstile will open and the passenger is free to leave the passport control area. A border guard manually monitors the system, which records no personal passenger data.


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