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Airport customs system may be simplified. New rules proposed to make journeys by plane easier. There may be good news for passengers at Oslo airport who are tired of both lugging their luggage around, and having to check in again when connecting on domestic flights. Liv Navarsete, the Minister for Transport and Communications, would like to simplify the whole process. Good news for passengers, according to her, and good news for smugglers, according to customs and the police.Now boarding

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Airport customs system may be simplified

Published on Thursday, 20th August, 2009 at 19:52 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 23rd August 2009 at 11:51.

New rules proposed to make journeys by plane easier.

A big old trunk full of banknotes
A big old trunk full of banknotes
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There may be good news for passengers at Oslo airport who are tired of both lugging their luggage around, and having to check in again when connecting on domestic flights.

Liv Navarsete, the Minister for Transport and Communications, would like to simplify the whole process. Good news for passengers, according to her, and good news for smugglers, according to customs and the police.

Now boarding

Should her suggestion be approved, international passengers will be able to avoid having endure security once more and go straight to the gate, according to the Norwegian News Agency (NTB).

“We would like passengers arriving from abroad travelling onwards to various destinations in Norway to have a simpler everyday life. You won’t have to take your baggage with you, pass through customs, and check in once more when continuing on a domestic journey,” she tells the agency.

Criminal-friendly

Morten Hojem Ervik, the head of the serious crime section in the police directorate, thinks the new system could lead to an increase in smuggling. He cites drugs as being one particular problem area.

“If passengers pass through customs without their baggage, it weakens our control of the whole customs system.”

Negative

Whilst Navarsete sees that the new system will have its drawbacks, she does want to find a solution. Although the procedure is already in use at Stockholm Arlanda airport, both customs officers and the police here are far from pleased with her proposal

“I hope that we’ll manage this, because it will mean a lot for those that travel often, she says.

No date has been set for the changes will take effect as yet.



Published on Thursday, 20th August, 2009 at 19:52 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 23rd August 2009 at 11:51.

This post has the following tags: oslo, gardermoen, stockholm, arlanda, airport, customs, check-in, procedures, smuggling, criminality, drugspolice, liv, navarsete.





  
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