APC airport kiosks up and running in Barbados under pilot project


By Julia Rawlins-Bentham

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The 16 automated passport control (APC) kiosks at the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados are operational, and travellers are being encouraged to use them.

Minister of home affairs, Edmund Hinkson, called on passengers to use the kiosks on arriving in Barbados, in an effort to fast track the process before they see an immigration officer.

Noting that Cabinet agreed in principle to the pilot project, Hinkson said his ministry was presently working on bringing the relevant legislation to Parliament to guide the process.

“There is model CARICOM legislation which would include the kiosks and Advanced Passenger Information [Systems], which we in Barbados are behind on, [and] some other CARICOM sister…

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