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Some passengers face challenges with travel pass

Apart from Op­po­si­tion Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress (UNC) Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Dr Roodal Mooni­lal there were a few oth­er pas­sen­gers on last Sun­day’s Caribbean Air­lines’ (CAL) Mi­a­mi flight who al­so had dif­fi­cul­ties com­plet­ing the Trav­el Pass doc­u­ment to en­ter T&T.

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Mooni­lal who re­turned on that flight con­firmed this yes­ter­day. The pass is need­ed by trav­ellers to re-en­ter as part of COVID-19 health and safe­ty pro­to­cols.

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Mooni­lal had tried since last Sat­ur­day to com­plete the pass on his smart­phone but the sys­tem froze on his ap­pli­ca­tion 25 times with­out in­di­ca­tion of what he should do and his ap­pli­ca­tion re­mained un­con­firmed

Apart from Op­po­si­tion Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress (UNC) Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Dr Roodal Mooni­lal there were a few oth­er pas­sen­gers on last Sun­day’s Caribbean Air­lines’ (CAL) Mi­a­mi flight who al­so had dif­fi­cul­ties com­plet­ing the Trav­el Pass doc­u­ment to en­ter T&T.

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Mooni­lal who re­turned on that flight con­firmed this yes­ter­day. The pass is need­ed by trav­ellers to re-en­ter as part of COVID-19 health and safe­ty pro­to­cols.

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Mooni­lal had tried since last Sat­ur­day to com­plete the pass on his smart­phone but the sys­tem froze on his ap­pli­ca­tion 25 times with­out in­di­ca­tion of what he should do and his ap­pli­ca­tion re­mained un­con­firmed.

At Mi­a­mi Air­port he was as­sist­ed by CAL staff who in­di­cat­ed the size of the files of his PCR test re­sults and oth­er records to be up­loaded to the form, were too large for the smart­phone.

When he land­ed Mooni­lal said he was told by one au­thor­i­ty where he pre­sent­ed doc­u­ments that a few oth­er pas­sen­gers had sim­i­lar dif­fi­cul­ties com­plet­ing the form.

Dig­i­tal Trans­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter Has­sel Bac­chus was in meet­ings yes­ter­day. Min­istry of­fi­cials in­di­cat­ed the sit­u­a­tion with the pass is be­ing mon­i­tored.

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Mooni­lal said, “The pass needs to be user friend­ly to the av­er­age pas­sen­ger. Some peo­ple still have Nokia phones and not every­one trav­els with lap­tops, pic­ture con­vert­ers and print­ers to do what the form re­quires.”

“We tru­ly hope they heed ap­peals since the Min­is­ter’s first name doesn’t ex­act­ly lend com­fort to the sit­u­a­tion,’’ he quipped.

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Mooni­lal cit­ed is­sues to rec­ti­fy:

• ↓State what de­vice the pass form can best be done on suc­cess­ful­ly – lap­top, phone. etc

• ↓Give ad­vi­sories on the form when a trav­eller does a process wrong, their files are too big to in­put or their fi­nal page isn’t ap­proved

• ↓Spec­i­fy type of files which pas­sen­gers’ records should be giv­en in or con­vert­ed to for the form to ac­cept

• ↓Re-ex­am­ine the stip­u­la­tion to do the form 72 hours be­fore flight since the PCR test re­sults must be up­loaded to the form and one has to wait 72 hours pre-flight to get that re­sult

• ↓The list of re­gions in T&T for peo­ple to state where they live should be eas­i­ly avail­able for in­put

• ↓Ad­just the list of vac­cines where peo­ple must iden­ti­fy the one they took and its source (Co­v­ishield etc). Peo­ple may not know the source of their vac­cine but all in­for­ma­tion on their vac­cine is on their im­mu­ni­sa­tion card which al­so has to be up­loaded to the form as well as be­ing stat­ed on the form

• Re­duce rep­e­ti­tions on the form such as stat­ing the PCR re­sults and al­so up­load­ing the re­sults doc­u­ment