Joint Operation Terra 2022
At the beginning of February 2022, Frontex launched a new operation at the EU’s external land border. Triggered by the increasing migratory movements along the EU’s external land borders, “Operation Terra 2022” is supposed to help EU Member States in the fight against migrant smuggling, trafficking in human beings, drugs smuggling, identifying stolen vehicles, document fraud and terrorism. The operation takes place across 12 EU Member States and covers 62 border crossing points. More than 450 standing corps officers from 28 EU and Schengen countries support national authorities with border management. Operation Terra follows up Frontex land operations that were carried out in the previous years.