The Government of Aruba, along with aviation technology company SITA and digital identity verification company IndicioTech, has introduced a new way to simplify the travel process for passengers arriving on the island.
The use of Digital Travel credentials (DTC) technology has made it possible for travelers to meet immigration requirements before reaching their destination.
This DTC technology has eliminated the need for passengers to manually enter their travel document information by hand, optimizing the travel authorization process.
Thanks to this, passengers can share their data through digital wallets and from their mobile devices at checkpoints such as immigration or other points of contact such as hotels or car rental companies.
The DTC technology is reliable and complies with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. This means that passengers can create their digital credentials with their physical passports, and the data will be stored in the digital wallet.
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Due to the pandemic that occurred in 2020, tests were carried out on DTC technology for the health management of travelers regarding COVID vaccines and tests.
The Minister of Tourism and Public Health of Aruba, Dangui Oduber, highlighted that “innovation within the tourism industry has always been a focal point in our strategic vision and policy formulation. We are pleased that Aruba is part of this innovative progress, which ensures quality and excellence for all our visitors.”
This makes it clear that innovation and new technologies are also present in Aruba as part of the strategic and visionary expansion of tourism on the island.
Finally, simplification is also part of the aviation industry, which increasingly seeks automation in its processes, recognizing that there are more benefits to optimizing controls.