Incoming passenger cards digitised to reduce threat of COVID-19?
9News Staff 1 day ago
The Department of Home Affairs announced the overhaul of the current system, saying the switch from paper cards to digital declarations is a critical step in preparing the country for increased flight caps and international travel.
© Steven Siewert Passengers arriving into Australia will have to complete a digital passenger declaration.
Currently, passenger contact and declaration information is collected on paper cards, which are then scanned and processed manually.
The new Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) will be completed by all Australia-bound travellers using their mobile or computer.
- This capability will put us in a prime position to successfully reopen our borders in a COVID-safe way to help with the rebuilding of Australia’s economy,” Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge said.© Brook Mitchell Currently, passegers use a paper card entered manually however due to the pandemic, the government is overhauling the system.
“On top of that, it will significantly streamline our national response to COVID-19 and our contact tracing capabilities by speeding up information collection and processing.”
The DPD will also allow certified COVID vaccination certificates to be digitally uploaded and connected if and when they become available.
The department will develop a simplified product to test the new system.
“This new capability will strip away the need to scan paper cards. It will facilitate data sharing between state and territory health departments and enable swift verification of information provided by passengers,” Mr Tudge said.
Simply put, not since the days of 9/11 have your freedoms been in jeopardy.
There is a high risk of a vaccine being reqired before you can fly. This is clearly in Tudgy’s play book and the need to control the populous via this digitised system.
It means everything about you can be linked and integrated.
Welcome to the New World and your Dystopian future