South Africa leads the way with an innovative boarder management system
South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs was particularly interested in a proactive solution, which would enable them to analyse and pre-screen travelers before they arrived. If necessary, this would allow them to stop any unauthorised or ‘undesirable’ visitors at the point of departure – thereby avoiding any expenses associated with processing and repatriating these visitors.
Implemented in just nine months, SITA's iBorders TravelerData effectively moved South Africa's borders to the point of departure. It enabled both airlines and governments to transfer passport details in an interactive and real-time manner as passengers checked in for their flights.
"iBorders TravelerData has exceeded our expectations ensuring the smooth arrival of the hundreds of thousands of visitors to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup. It allowed us to concentrate our efforts on those suspects, hooligans and others, who posed a real risk to the country, speeding up the entry process for the majority of passengers upon their arrival, ” says Mkuseli Apleni, Director General, Department of Home Affairs, South Africa.
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