India has handed over an advanced passenger information system to the Maldives.
The Maldives biggest source of revenue is from tourism and the authorities there have been handed an Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) providing a safe and efficient immigration service to travellers.
The system was installed at the Male’s Ibrahim Nasir International Airport and according to authorities marks a ‘giant step’ for the country to provide a much better service to travellers.
The APIS will give the Border Control System advanced information about people travelling to and from the country. The population of the Maldives is about 350 000 and has around 1 million visitors per year.
Dnyaneshwar M Mulay the High Commissioner of India to the Maldives handed over the APIS to Maldives’ Controller of Immigration & Emigration Mohamed Ali.