Smart Borders: Austrian Green Light for Implementation of EU-wide Entry/Exit System

Lifestyle & TravelTravel ♦ Published: October 25, 2021; 17:10 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austria has passed a law to help implement the EU-wide entry/exit system (EES) as stipulated in the EU's "Smart Borders Package." Read more about the new law and what it means for border controls and law enforcement cooperation in the EU.

The EU-wide electronic entry/exit system (EES) is expected to be operational in the first half of 2022. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / warrenski, CC BY-SA 2.0 (

The Austrian government has passed a bill concerning EU border management and the technical implementation of an EU-wide entry and exit system.

The existing EU information systems for crime prevention and border control are not interconnected, which increases the risk of information gaps. …