The German government launched a pilot program for travelers departing Germany at Munich International Airport.

Key Points:

  • As of Oct. 25, individuals traveling to non-Schengen Area countries can reserve a 30-minute slot to reduce wait times at security checkpoints and passport control.
  • Travelers must book their “Express Queue” slot within 72 hours of their intended departure through this website.
  • Once registered, travelers will be sent a QR code to show authorities at security checkpoints and passport control.

Additional Information: The Express Queue pilot program will be available for a 60-day period from Oct. 25. More information regarding the pilot program is available here.

BAL Analysis: German authorities introduced the pilot program to help reduce wait times at security checkpoints and passport control for those traveling to non-Schengen Area countries. After the 60-day trial period, authorities will evaluate the effectiveness of the program and may expand it to other travelers and at different locations.

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