Jamaica Putting in Automated Passport Management Techniques Kiosks at Airports

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – As a part of upgrades being made to the island’s airports, Jamaica’s Passport, Immigration & Citizenship Company (PICA) is putting in and testing new kiosks at Montego Bay’s Sangster Worldwide Airport and Kingston’s Norman Manley Worldwide Airport. These kiosks are automated passport management programs to streamline passenger stream.

Immigration Kiosks at Jamaica's Sangsters International Airport
Immigration Kiosks at Jamaica’s Sangsters Worldwide Airport
Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett
Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett

“We’re more than happy that PICA is putting in kiosks at our premier airports in Montego Bay and Kingston, as they are going to present further comfort for stopover guests by dashing up processing occasions by way of the immigration halls,” mentioned the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica. “This can present a extra seamless airport expertise as we progress by way of our peak winter season, throughout which we count on to welcome record-breaking arrivals.”

The kiosks, that are a function at many airports worldwide, use biometric know-how to authenticate the id of passengers. They scan the passenger’s passport and take a photograph of the passenger’s face, which is then in comparison with the digital picture saved within the passport’s microchip. These kiosks will function a substitute for utilizing desks staffed by immigration officers, thereby permitting passengers to maneuver by way of passport management extra shortly. As well as, they release immigration officers to focus on extra essential border safety duties.

“The set up of automated kiosks for passport management at our airports is a wonderful use of contemporary know-how to enhance the general passenger expertise at Jamaica’s airports, which is necessary as we proceed to develop arrivals to the vacation spot,” mentioned Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Vacationer Board. “Guests’ first impressions of Jamaica’s general tourism product happen upon touchdown, so we’re glad to quickly be capable to improve them.”

It’s anticipated that airline passengers could have entry to as many as 100 immigration kiosks earlier than the tip of the yr.