For the first day of validity of the biometric control at the entrance to Ukraine crossed the border 3 300 thousand foreigners, from them about 1 thousand 900 people – citizens of the Russian Federation. This was announced by the assistant head of the state border guard service Oleh Slobodian, the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
“For the first day of operation of the system of biometric border was crossed by more than 3 300 foreigners from the category, which is subject to this biometric control, including almost 1 900 citizens. The system worked without failures of any conflict or provocation. Citizens react calmly”, he said.
Recall that 1 January 2018 started locking system biometric data for citizens of 71 countries. But on 27 December, Ukraine has launched a test mode of control on the border with Russia. Note that the control on the administrative border with Russian occupied Crimea does not apply to citizens of Ukraine who reside on the Peninsula.
So, the new system of fixing of biometric data not only allows you to control the length of stay in the country, but connected to Interpol databases. At the border passports are checked, ID card, driving license and even registration certificate. It was assumed that there may be technical problems only to tourists who do not have biometric passports.