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Sheremetyevo to fast track passport control during the 2018 FIFA World Cup  27.11.2017 08:00

Sheremetyevo International Airport proposes to use during the 2018 FIFA World Cup the automated passenger control system developed by the Federal Security Service.

"Unfortunately, the issue on time required to go through a passport check-point is beyond the competence of the infrastructure owners. In our opinion, it could be solved with the help of colleagues from the Federal Security Service. We are discussing one simple solution - the introduction of an automated control system of Russian passengers who constitute more than 80% of our flow. If we use this system during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, we would never face the queues problem,” said the Deputy Director General for passenger service at Sheremetyevo International Airport Dmitry Kaygorodov when speaking at the round table held in the Moscow Oblast Duma and dedicated to the readiness of the Moscow air hub airports to host tourists in 2018.

He explained that this refers to the system that "works only inside the closed circuit of the software" of the FSS. This is an internal project the service is "working on and trying to create", he said.

"This is how they work all over the Europe," added D.Kaygorodov.

Matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in 11 Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Sochi, Saransk. 13 airports of the country will host fans.