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May 15, 2023

Five Essential Facts About EES - Entry Exit System (ChatGPT – Article  5/5)

The final contribution from the AI bot, ChatGPT, to our mini-series of AVSEC articles, concerns the planned implementation of the EES (Entry Exit System) in the European Union; ChatGPT gives us the top 5 facts that non-EU citizens should familiarize themselves with, in order to understand the impact of EES once it is fully rolled out:

The Entry/Exit System (EES) is a new electronic system that will be used to track the movement of non-EU citizens entering and exiting the European Union. As the system comes into force, here are five important things to keep in mind:

1. Compliance with EES regulations: Non-EU citizens entering or exiting the EU will need to comply with the new EES regulations. This includes providing biometric data, such as fingerprints and a facial image, and completing an online form before their arrival or departure.

2. Timely submission of data: Non-EU citizens will need to ensure that their biometric data and travel information is submitted in a timely manner. Failure to do so may result in delays or even denial of entry or exit from the EU.

3. Privacy and data protection: The EES will collect and process sensitive personal data, such as biometric information and travel history. It is important to ensure that this data is protected and used only for the intended purpose.

4. Increased border security: The EES will provide EU member states with more information about who is entering and leaving the EU, which will help to increase border security. This may lead to more rigorous checks and scrutiny at border crossings.

5. Potential for delays: As with any new system, there may be initial delays or issues as the EES is rolled out. Non-EU citizens should plan accordingly and allow extra time for processing and border crossings. It is also important to stay up to date with any changes or updates to the system.

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