International travel out of Chennai Airport just got a little easier starting this month with one less ‘stamp’ to obtain on the boarding pass. These stamps are very important part of the Airport security process in
Earlier, after obtaining the boarding pass, travelers must obtain 3 stamps at 1) immigration 2) Customs & 3) Security counters. Obtaining each of them meant long, unruly lines at each counter, which is particularly annoying for the frequent travelers.
Now, international travelers need to obtain only two stamps 1) immigration 2) security. I have never understood the need for the intermediary customs stamping process and glad to see it go.
If the customs departmnet can do away with the mandatory screening of all incoming bags (both checked and hand carry), it will save invaluable time for the arriving passengers.