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Jamaica to adopt SITA’s Digital Travel Declaration to streamline inbound travel

Jamaica to adopt SITA’s Digital Travel Declaration to streamline inbound travel

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Caribbean tourist destination Jamaica will adopt SITA’s Digital Travel Declaration solution allowing travelers to submit all immigration, customs, and health documentation required for entry into the country through one easy, efficient and secure platform.

Digital Travel Declaration will support Jamaica’s Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) in clearing passengers for travel pre-departure, supporting a safe, streamlined return to international travel in a country where tourism is a key contributor to the economy.

After having seen visitor numbers plunge by more than half in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamaica is well on its way to a full recovery of its tourism sector. As passenger volumes surge across the globe, SITA’s Digital Travel Declaration will help travelers avoid long queues at the airport, automating verification processes and certifying that they have the right documents to travel before they even arrive at the airport.

“We want to welcome visitors to Jamaica in the friendliest, safest and most straightforward way possible and we are delighted to see visitors returning in great numbers,” said Andrew Wynter, CEO, PICA. “SITA has provided us the opportunity to streamline our processes for entry to the country and offer a simpler experience to travelers while helping ensure the safety of everyone. Given Jamaica’s past successes implementing SITA’s innovative border solutions, I know the Digital Travel Declaration will be of great benefit to the Jamaican economic and governance strategies.”

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