Sabine Kloss-Tullius

Sabine Kloss-Tullius

  • Head of Applications Processing Unit
  • European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) - ETIAS

Ms. Sabine Kloss-Tullius is the Head of the Application Processing Unit of the ETIAS Central Unit at the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex). ETIAS stands for European Travel and Information and Authorisation System. Starting in mid-2025, some 1.4 billion people from over 60 visa-exempt countries are required to have a travel authorisation to enter 30 European countries for a short stay.
Sabine has been involved in this project since February 2022, contributing to the setting up of the unit structure, recruiting operators that will be processing the ETIAS application, following closely the legal and regulatory development of ETIAS and Interoperability.
Prior to taking over ETIAS responsibilities, she was leading the Task Force responsible for preparing and deploying the first European Border and Coast Guard Standing Corps; before that, she managed units in administrative areas such as Finance, Procurement, Corporate Services or Human Resources.
Before joining Frontex in 2005, she worked for the European Commission in Poland as Project Manager for Justice and Home Affairs projects in view of preparing Poland’s accession to the EU.
She holds a Master in Political Science, Contemporary History and French and also graduated from Sciences Po in Paris.


  • Future Borders

    It is now clear that entry/exit systems are future of our borders and that API/PNR data is fundamental to their successful implementation. But how is that implementation progressing, especially at our maritime and green borders where there is little or no experience in the use of these technologies and data systems, and where conditions make it much more challenging, like busy ferry ports or secluded border crossings points or harbours?
    As passengers in general want technology to make travel simpler, governmental movements towards new forms of border control with the use of Digital Identity are with public-private cooperation. What is the changing landscape of API/PNR and how will that data and systems be managed as it rolls out across the world and are Trusted Traveller Programmes based on API/PNR data the future.
    What’s the latest thought leadership in enhancing border protection and management to counter the ever-changing challenges?