Crossing the Estonian-Russian border was once a time-consuming process resulting in pollution, traffic safety issues, and losses for freight carriers and goods owners.
The objective of the project was to develop a new electronic system for border crossings between Estonia and Russia.
Estonian electronic system GoSwift for border crossings between Estonia and Russia was introduced on 1 August 2011. Two years later GoSwift was ranked among world's 40 best e-services by World Summit Awards and for today has expanded to Lithuanian-Russian and Finnish-Russian border crossing points.
The new system enables drivers to wait for their turn virtually instead of lining up in a physical queue at border checkpoints. Online registering for border crossing, has several positive impacts: reduction of waiting time, cleaner surroundings near border crossing points and considerably more movement of cars and trucks due to online efficiency. Using the system, trucks and cars can now drive to the border just before the registered border crossing time. Drivers can wait at designated waiting areas where toilets, showers, dining areas, and free WIFI are available, proceeding as scheduled to cross the border easily and on time. As a Private Public Partnership project, the system saves Estonian transport companies approximately 4 million euros per year