Oslo airport implements self-service passport control

Oslo airport implements self-service passport control

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Oslo Airport has implemented EasyPass, a self-service passport control available to travelers who have Norwegian biometric passports arriving from Non-Schengen countries.

The airport collaborated with the National Police Directorate on the system, which comprises two automated units at the Non-Schengen arrival gate. The automated units have a two-step process. A traveler scans his passport at the entrance of the unit.

When validated, a turnstile opens. The traveler passes through it to a second section where a photograph is taken and compared with the holder’s passport photo. If this matches, a second turnstile opens, and the traveler is free to leave the border control area.