The experience is part of the country's efforts to achieve digital transformation. In addition, it is an international practice that promotes advance information for travelers, to expedite procedures at the terminals.
As of next January 23, all travelers entering the national territory will present, at the airports, the D'Viajeros digital form, which contains their immigration, health and customs data, Rita María reported yesterday at a press conference. García González, director of Air Transport and International Relations of the Institute of Civil Aeronautics of Cuba (IACC).
She added that the experience is part of the country's efforts to achieve digital transformation. In addition, it is an international practice that promotes advance information for travelers, to streamline procedures at the terminals.
«The platform allows the traveler to complete the form, with a maximum of 48 hours in advance before the check-in of the flight to Cuba, obtaining as a result a QR code, which must be presented, in digital or printed format, to the customs authorities at the I arrive in the country," he said.
She explained that the IACC is responsible for notifying all airlines that carry out operations in the national territory about the mandatory implementation of this measure, so that they make their clients comply with the requirement. The form is available in Spanish, English, French, Russian, Italian and German.
Manuel García Benítez, Director of Technology of the Corporación de la Aviación Cubana s.a., explained that at the national level work has been done on the preparation of technological infrastructures that will facilitate the collection of data.
It meant that, since November 15, 2021, the date on which this application was put to the test to fill in the form, there have been more than 4,000,000 visits to the website www.dviajeros.mitrans.gob.cu, and more than 1,700,000 visitors have arrived with their forms.
During the implementation, monitoring will continue in order to provide a quick response in case of failures.
Armando Daniel López, president of the iacc, assured that this measure is used in 30 countries, which demonstrates its feasibility.
For his part, Dr. Carmelo Trujillo Machado, head of the Sanitary Control Department of the Ministry of Public Health, stressed that the online formulation minimizes physical contact, reduces the stay in the epidemiological surveillance line, and avoids crowding.
Gihana Galindo Enríquez, commercial director of the Ministry of Tourism, contributed that, in case of any doubt, travelers can go, through digital channels, or directly, to the entities of the Tourism offices abroad and on the Island.
Resolution No. 320 of the Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Cuba, which endorses this regulation, is available in the Ordinary Official Gazette No. 4 of this January 12.