[Tagging] Draft tag for Airport Security Zones | Non-voting procedure

johnw johnw at mac.com
Mon Jun 15 12:42:11 UTC 2015


> On Jun 15, 2015, at 8:20 PM, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I'm not really familiar with the topic, but in Europe there is a special treatment for "Schengen passengers"  see [1]
> I wonder whether it is just the customs or that there are really zones related to this within the airport. If so, there might me a need for a separate value for that.
> Maybe someone with more travel experience can comment on this ?
> 
> regards
> 
> m

Summary: this is not an area of the airport - it is an area of Europe - so this affects immigration policy of customs and immigration officials at existing checkpoints - but AFAIK is not a separate mappable zone at the airports in the EU.

This becomes a factor when dealing with domestic versus international areas - traveling through the EU countries who accepted the Schengen proposal  (if I read the article correctly)  is similar to or the same as "domestic” travel inside a single country. People arriving on an intra-EU flight between these countries is arriving at the “domestic” terminal, as there is no visa check, hence no immigration check. Reading the wiki page, it sounds like they do common “security” checks, you *do* have to prove nationality, but do *not* have to prove your visa status if you are identified as a resident of a Schengen country. 

Someone flying from outside the EU Shengen area  (inter-EU travel, like from Japan ^_^ ) would be arriving at the international terminal and will go through immigration / visa check.

so I’m pretty sure this is not an area of the airport - but merely immigration rules followed by immigration officials. 

EG: it should be covered by common domestic/international/transit areas as we already understand them

The only way I could be wrong is if they have a “Schengen” terminal or something like it : special *facilities* at the airport *separate* from the normal domestic and international style terminals. Not a separate Schengen line at immigration, or a security checkpoint, but if there is a distinct area that is different from Domestic and International.

EU residents care to chime in?

Javbw


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