Mexico Promises To Speed Up Customs Processes
A number of important organizations have agreed to develop a strategy to expedite immigration procedures at major airports, with a particular emphasis on Cancun International Airport, which is the country’s busiest.
Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, met with other relevant authorities, including Francisco Garduo Yáez, Commissioner of the National Migration Institute, to coordinate the launch of digital services (INM).
Passengers have reported waiting lengths of more over three hours to clear customs, which is a true statement.
Visitors at Cancun International Airport in desperate need of assistance have gone to social media to document not just the lengthy lineups, but also the absence of workers at the terminal.
Last year, the same secretary pledged to increase the number of immigration officials to help speed up the process, but it seems that those officers are similarly overworked and overburdened.
The digitization of immigration procedures is vital to the growth of the tourist industry, which is why the present administration is dedicated to “putting an end to congestion at airports,” according to the secretary of state.
Olga Sánchez Cordero, the Deputy Secretary of the Government, said that “it will be a game changer in all our immigration procedures.”
Mr. Jorge Arganis Daz-Leal, Secretary of Communications and Transportation, emphasized the significance of establishing an E-Gate system (automated migratory operation modules) at both commercial and public airports in order to make it easier for non-residents to enter the United States.
In his assertions, his administration claims to have the financial means to promote the idea and go to work on it right now.
The Digital Government Division and the Cybersecurity Police are continuing to make progress toward the introduction of a new technology system that will enable authorities to carry out all of their plans in less than a fortnight.
Immigration Mexico assured that all of their representatives would be “on time” at border crossings and that the office would set up 24-hour shifts for their employees.
In addition, the government will dispatch fifty more immigration officers to Cancun’s international airport, who will join the other fifty agents that were sent to the airport last week in order to assist minimize waiting times.