Commission launches public consultation on the digitalisation of travel documents and facilitation of travel
The European Commission has launched today a public consultation on a new legislative initiative for the digitalisation of travel documents and facilitation of travel. This initiative was announced in the Schengen strategy and aims at establishing a uniform standard for the digital travel documents used in the Schengen area. Digital travel documents (e.g. digital passports and identity cards) can facilitate border checks and support international travel, and are faster to issue than a physical one.
The consultation will gather views on how the initiative could contribute to the smooth travel of people across its borders as well as to the security of the Union. It will be open until 28 June 2023.