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Government debating installation of kiosks in arrivals hall

Government debating installation of kiosks in arrivals hall
06 Feb
2019

The 17 new passport readable kiosks to be placed at the Grantley Adams International Airport will significantly speed up the time it will take for people coming into island to clear immigration.

However, at the same time, it will not put Barbados' security at risk.

This from Minister of Information, Senator Lucille Moe, as she introduced the Immigration Amendment Bill 2018 to the Upper House.

Senator Moe is standing in for Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Dr Jerome Walcott, who is away on government business.

In explaining the process, the Information Minister said that people coming into the island, will no longer be required to fill out the Customs Declaration forms.

Instead, they will scan their passports at the kiosks and be issued with a receipt which will determine whether or not they will be required to be processed further.

It is also expected to enable immigration to process four times more travellers than at present.

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