Poland’s Chopin Airport launch of another ten gates for automatic border checks (ABC)

Thus, the process of automating border checks in the current airport infrastructure has been completed.

In addition, the Warsaw-Okęcie Border Guard Post was enriched with a modern pyrotechnic ambulance and a portable X-ray system. Both the gates and specialized pyrotechnic equipment were purchased by the Mazowieckie Voivode for the amount of nearly PLN 4.9 million.

The meeting was attended by the Mazovian Voivode Konstanty Radziwiłł, Director of the Infrastructure Department of MUW Aleksandra Krzoska and Vice President of the Airports Enterprise – Director of Chopin Airport Łukasz Suchecki. On behalf of the Vistula Border Guard Unit, Colonel SG Robert Bagan, the Commander of the Border Guard Unit, and the Commander of the Border Guard Post Warsaw-Okęcie, Col. Piotr Lisiak and his deputies.

During the meeting, the Mazovian Voivodship gave officers from the Special Intervention Group of the Border Guard Post Warszawa-Okęcie a modern pyrotechnic ambulance worth over PLN 1.2 million and a portable X-ray system “Guardian 17”, enabling pyrotechnic recognition of suspicious objects.

On June 27, 2019, ten gates for automatic border check-in for departing passengers and ten gates for passengers arriving from the Non Schengen area, checked at the upper arrivals level, were opened at Chopin Airport. From now on, passengers arriving at the Warsaw airport can also check in automatically at level 100 – Arrivals, thanks to the installation of another ten gates. Thus, the process of automating border checks in the current infrastructure of Chopin Airport has been completed.

Since the launch of ABC gates, a total of 1,607,877 passengers entitled to such checks have been checked in despite travel restrictions due to the pandemic.

ABC (Automated Border Control) gates can be used by adult travelers who are citizens of the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland, who have biometric passports, as well as Polish citizens who have Polish biometric ID cards.