Digital passports: Finland set to test mobile app that will let passengers travel paper-free

Finland could become the first country in the EU to trial a mobile app with digital copies of travel documents.

The country has expressed its eagerness to test out a phone app that would hold digital copies of travel documents instead of traditional paper passports. With this new technology, passengers could send information to border authorities before they go abroad.

According to a report in Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, the European Commission reached out at the end of last year to ask if the country would be willing to participate in the pilot project.

“We are currently preparing a funding application for the Commission. The application must be submitted by the end

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