Today, the Commission has published the Special Eurobarometer on digitalisation of travel documents and facilitation of travel.
The report explores EU citizens’ views and perceptions of travel policies, as well as the introduction and possible use of digital travel credentials.
According to the survey, 68% of Europeans consider that digitalisation of travel documents is an important step to accelerate border checks, increase security and facilitate travelling to or from the Schengen area.
Furthermore, 66% of Europeans would prefer having one single application for a Schengen visa at EU level, rather than one for each Member State.
The Eurobarometer was launched in view of the upcoming Commission proposal on the digitalisation of travel documents and facilitation of travel. The results of this survey, that targeted over 26,000 people in the 27 EU Member States, will feed into the impact assessment in view of the upcoming proposal.
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