Entry Denied: Why Modernizing Travel Is Imperative For Business

KHALED MUILHY | May 29, 2019

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The wait finally seemed to be over after a 15-hour flight. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the airport, I finally found myself standing in front of an immigration officer who I expected to stamp my passport, but instead rejected my entry into the country. In this era of digitization, backed by powerful technologies, it never crossed my mind that I’d be denied entry due to an invalid visa status, following a system failure in updating the database. The wait was not over. The return journey had just begun costing me an additional 45 hours, not to mention the mental and physical agony that came with it for free.

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