Australia to remove outgoing passenger departure card from 1st July

Travel News 27 Jun 2017

International passengers departing Australia are no longer required to fill out the green forms from July 1, 2017.

A spokesperson for the Federal Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection said “removing paper-based manual processes is integral to achieving a seamless and automated traveller experience”.

Core data such as passenger names, flight numbers and destination, passport details and contact information is already available through the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) operated by all airlines.

Completing the orange incoming passenger card on arrival into Australia will still be required, although it is understood that a revised version of the orange card will be issued from July 1 ahead of a likely phase-out in 2018.

 

Source: Ausrtralian Business Traveller (https://www.ausbt.com.au/outgoing-passenger-departure-cards-will-be-axed-from-july-1st)