Dubai-based airline Emirates has signed an agreement with the Bundespolizei, Germany’s Federal Police, which will enhance the effectiveness of travel documentation screening procedures on flights to Germany.
According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), documentation checks at Dubai International Airport for passengers travelling to Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg and Dusseldorf will be conducted by specially trained Emirates personnel with extensive knowledge of Germany’s immigration procedures.
The agreement also adds a secondary documentation screening check at the gate prior to boarding the aircraft.
The Memorandum, which is the first of its kind between Germany’s Federal Police and an airline, will reduce the likelihood of transporting passengers without correct documentation. It will also reduce the time Emirates passengers spend going through immigration upon arrival in Germany.
The new procedures have already been put into effect on all Emirates flights into the country.