ISLAMABAD: The federal government has started the implementation of one of the major requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regarding the currency declaration by inbound and outbound international passengers.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has made it mandatory for all international passengers coming to or moving out of Pakistan to fill out currency declaration forms and hand them to the airline staff.
The passengers will be required to disclose all types of domestic and foreign currencies on the currency declaration form which must be filled out before check-in for the flight.
CAA representatives also explained all the clauses of the currency declaration form to the staff members of all domestic and international airlines during a meeting held on Monday.
The aviation authority has also directed all airlines to ensure the availability of currency declaration forms at all of their ticket booking offices as well as to set up special counters to receive these forms.
According to the official statement issued by the CAA, with reference to the federal government’s instructions conveyed by CAA regarding the submission of customs declaration (including currency declaration) by all inbound/outbound international passengers, a meeting had been chaired by Chief Operating Officer/APM and participated by all airlines, and ground handling agencies to discuss the subject instructions.