FLUX speeds up Dutch-US air travel

25th April 2009, Comments 0 comments

People flying from the Netherlands to the United States will be able to go automatically through passport control from now on.

NEW YORK - People flying from the Netherlands to the United States will be able to go automatically through passport control from now on.

The new FLUX system was introduced at New York's JFK today. Passengers holding US or Dutch passports have to pay 169 euros per year to be able to use FLUX.

People travelling from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and registered for the new system can go straight through immigration control using iris scanners.

When entering the US, they have to allow their passports and fingerprints to be read automatically and these are then checked with a biometric database.

FLUX was a set up jointly by the justice ministry together with the US Department of Homeland Security.

Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin says he hopes other countries will join in the scheme.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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