The EES, or Entry/Exit System, is an upcoming European Union initiative designed to automate border crossing registration for non-EU travellers. The key points are below:

What it is:

  • An IT system that registers entries and exits of non-EU travellers at external Schengen Area borders.
  • Applies to both those with short-stay visas and visa-exempt visitors.

What it does:

  • Replaces manual passport stamping with electronic registration.
  • Records traveller details including name, travel document type, biometric data (fingerprints, facial image) and entry/exit dates.
  • Calculates the authorized stay duration for short-term visitors.
  • Flags potential overstays to EU authorities.


  • Streamlines border crossings for travellers.
  • Enhances border security and detection of irregular migration.

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