NEWS Last modified on May 20, 2011

Aéroports de Paris unveils nine new fast track border control stations

 

To simplify border control, Aéroports de Paris  (ADP) has opened nine dedicated fast track immigration lanes at Charles De Gaulle and Orly.

By Dominic Welling

 

To simplify border control, Aéroports de Paris  (ADP) has opened nine dedicated fast track immigration lanes at Charles De Gaulle and Orly.

 

 

The PARAFE system (Passage Automatisé Rapide des Frontières Extérieures) is an automated new service that allows passengers to cross the border more quickly without the need to speak to an immigration officer.

 

Registered passengers join a dedicated fast track queue before scanning their passport and fingerprint to cross the border.

 

Scanning the passport opens up a door into a security gate. Passengers then enter the gate where they have their fingers scanned. This then opens another door, which allows the passengers to enter the country.

 

The latest nine stations to open bring the total number of control lanes to 24, including 20 at Paris CDG and 4 at Orly.

 

To register for the service passengers can go see an agent at either airport who will check their passport and record their fingerprints.

 

To be eligible, passengers must also be a member of the EU, the European Economic Area, or the Swiss Confederation.

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