Morocco Abandons Air Travelers Exit/Entry Forms to Improve Passengers Fluidity
Air travelers are no longer required to fill out the arrival/departure forms at Moroccan airports starting Sept.16. The Moroccan authorities say the move aims to reduce travel time, passengers’ congestion and improve the airports efficiency as air traffic continues to grow year after year.
The new measure, which will also be enforced in the country’s ports next month, facilitates passengers processing and helps avoid long queues for travelers after deployment of advanced security measures.
The scrapped entry-exit forms used to require travelers to fill in by hand personal details such as first & last names, DOB, nationality, profession, address, purpose of the visit, country of residence, destination, flight number, passport number, its delivery date…
The form must be handed to border police before proceeding to baggage collection and going through the customs. However, some travelers forget to bring in a pen when flying, so they waste a lot of time on trying to borrow a pen to fill the passenger arrival/departure card.
In July, Morocco’s airports served over 2.3 passengers, a 4.24 pc increase compared with the figures posted the same period in 2018.
According to the latest data provided by the country’s airports authority (Office National des Aeroports), the Casablanca Mohammed V international airport, the largest airport of the North African Kingdom, welcomed more than one million passengers in July (+ 9.7 pc) compared with same month of last year.