Seychelles Deploys Travizory Technology to Streamline Travel Authorizations

Seychelles Deploys Travizory Technology to Streamline Travel Authorizations

Seychelles is using technology from Travizory to
facilitate the collection and analysis of traveler documentation.

The technology allows Seychelles health
authorities to collect identity and health information directly
from the traveler via easy to use web and mobile apps. The
information is fed securely into a single system, providing
advance information about all travelers wishing to travel to
Seychelles.

Alan Renaud, Principal Secretary for Civil
Aviation, Ports & Marine, said, “Streamlining the process this way
makes it faster and more accurate for our authorities, and reduces
paperwork. We wanted to move to a digital and paperless gathering
of information, following the recommendations of ICAO, IATA, and
the WTTC for touchless and paperless travel. The new system
removes the guesswork for airlines at check-in and boarding. And,
perhaps most importantly, it makes the passenger journey smoother
and provides more peace of mind to travelers that they will not be
stopped on their way.”


The new Visitor Management Platform replaces the
current email and form-based system, which was cumbersome for
travelers and airlines, as well as labor intensive for travelers
and authorities alike.

Travizory’s technology allows the
straightforward management of all travelers, from pre-arrival to
the point of exit, enabling authorities to keep their borders
open while minimizing the risk of COVID19 transmission.

Dr. Jude Gedeon, Seychelles’ Public
Health Commissioner, said, “Keeping our citizens safe from the
pandemic is our number one responsibility. However, we need to
enable international travel to let in key workers and specialists,
and to allow tourism to restart and for our citizens to work
again. With our current email and multiple forms, doctors and airport staff were struggling to keep pace with the number of
arrivals. We have now given them a tool to focus their attention
where it is most needed. After the technology beds-in, we will
roll out connected technologies at approved accommodation, to
further enhance the passenger experience within our islands, by
avoiding unnecessary forms to be filled by travelers at various touchpoints, while simultaneously boosting our contact-tracing
capabilities, which benefits our visitors and our citizenry
alike.”

Airlines are also embracing the new system as they will know for
sure that travelers have been authorized to travel. Airlines can
now verify the validity of the traveler authorization prior to
boarding. In addition, airlines will submit Advance Passenger
Information (API data) by electronic means to the Republic of
Seychelles.

“By having all the passenger
information submitted ahead of time, including passengers’ own
health certification, we eliminate inefficiencies. Security
clearance is streamlined, simplifying the process of entry. The
end result is better performance and reduced risk, all of which
comes together to improve the passenger experience, not only at
airports, but in our archipelago as well,” added Alan Renaud.

With the new technology, travelers can apply
from their mobile phone via Android or iOS apps or on the web in
about five minutes. Travelers receive a clear response on
their eligibility to travel in the form of a secure barcode, also available as a wallet pass, which they can present at check-in and
boarding, offering peace of mind about both their security and
health.

Didier Dogley, Minister for Tourism, Civil
Aviation, Ports & Marine, and Chair of the Re-opening of
Seychelles Taskforce, said, “The Travizory technology enables
health and tourism authorities to ensure that travelers are only
staying at licensed establishments and liveaboards that have been
certified. The new technology will allow us to balance the need
for tourism to grow and sustain our economy without compromising
the health of our citizens. It will have a very positive impact on
tourism and the wider economy in the Seychelles, as well as
clearly demonstrating Seychelles ability to deploy digital
solutions.”

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