Border Control

  • Passport control for departure from gates B or T
  • Automated border control currently only for EU passports at departures
  • Keep your travel documents ready

Flying to countries outside the EU? Then you must first pass through passport control. 

Automated border control?

Who is permitted to use the automated border control gates? 

  • You are aged 12 years or more
  • You possess a EU passport*
  • You fly from gates B

*Currently only EU passports are eligible for use at the automated border control gates. EU national identity cards cannot be used for the automated border control.  

Due to Brexit, UK passports are no longer recognized as EU passports. Passengers travelling with a UK passport are requested to follow “All Passports” at border control. 

How automated passport control works 

Manual border control

Passengers travelling with non-EU passports and EU passengers with children younger than 12 must pass through traditional border control. Your travel documents will be manually checked there. 

Golden Rules, also for border control

Of course, the 3 golden sanitary rules continue to apply everywhere: 

  • Always keep a 1.5m distance from others.
  • Wearing a face mask in the airport remains strongly recommended even though it is no longer mandatory in the airport or station. On all buses, the wearing of a mask remains compulsory from the age of 12. On the plane, the wearing of a mouth mask is determined by the airlines. Check with your airline to be sure.
  • It is also recommended to regularly wash and disinfect your hands.

These measures also apply to the automatic border control.  Only when you validate your passport at one of the automatic gates, it is important to pull your mouth mask up to your chin. This way, our machines can recognise your face properly. After  opening of the gates, please do not forget to put your mask back on. 

Check out all our sanitary measures.

Border control during transfers

Got a connecting flight at our airport? You only pass through border control if you are entering or exiting the EU. More specifically: if you are passing from gates A to gates B or T or from gates B to gates A.


Border Control at Arrival 

Coming from a non-Schengen country, you then go through border control first. Here only the manned counters are open. For hygiene reasons, automated border control gates are not available. The officer at the counter will ask you to briefly take off your face mask. Please keep all travel documents including the required COVID-19 documents (eg. PLF document ) ready for smooth and fast control. 

In the baggage reclaim hall, floor stickers and markings will help you keep enough distance. In the meantime, we take care of a maximum spread of flights over the baggage carousels so that keeping a safe physical distance becomes easier. Luggage trolleys are still available to transport your luggage and are, of course, thoroughly disinfected on a regular basis.