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Airlines to give international traveller data to Customs. Find out why

  • What: Airlines will have to mandatorily provide details of all international passengers to the Customs department, as per regulations released this week.

  • Why: The reason behind this decision has been stated as prevention and prosecution of offences under the Customs Act, 1962 as well as any other domestic or international law.

  • Details: Every airline will have to transfer the “passenger name record information” from their reservation system to the database of the Customs department for every international flight departing from India or arriving into the country.

  • Penalty: Failure to comply will invite a minimum penalty of ₹25,000 and maximum of ₹50,000 for every act of non-compliance