Wednesday 23 October, 2019

JHTA gives Automated Border Crossing machines thumbs up

JHTA President Omar Robinson said the addition of the kiosks will improve the welcome experience for visitors and residents alike.

JHTA President Omar Robinson said the addition of the kiosks will improve the welcome experience for visitors and residents alike.

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has hailed moves by the Ministry of National Security to automate the entry process at both the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay and Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport.

Reacting to an announcement by the Minister of National Security about the increase of Automated Border Crossing (ABC) machines at the airports, Omar Robinson, President of the JHTA said “this is good news for every traveller to Jamaica.

“The last thing anyone getting off a long flight wants is to join a long line to be processed. These ABC’s will reduce wait time, improve the capacity of the Passport, Immigration, and Citizenship Agency (PICA) to process incoming passengers while maintaining high levels of security,” Robinson reasoned

Robinson further noted that the addition of the kiosks will improve the welcome experience for visitors and residents alike.

“For us in the tourism industry, it is particularly timely as we gear up to host increased numbers of tourists at our various resorts. They will allow our visitors to clear Immigration and get out the door faster, to enjoy what Jamaica has to offer.  Thanks to PICA and the Ministry of National Security for their foresight”.

 

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