Airport incoming immigration formality booths
for nationals and foreign residents of Member Countries
THE ANDEAN COUNCIL OF FOREIGN MINISTERS,
HAVING SEEN: Decisions 503 and 504 of the Andean Council of Foreign
Ministers on the recognition of national identification documents and the
Creation of the Andean Passport; Commission Decision 463 containing the Regime
for the Development and Integration of Tourism in the Andean Community; and
General Secretariat Proposal 70/Rev. 1;
WHEREAS: It is important to provide for promotional and cooperative
efforts in the common interest, particularly with regard to the free passage of
persons for purposes of tourism that will help to establish a Community identity
among the Member Countries of the Andean Community;
It is the will of the Andean Community Member Countries to agree upon measures
to facilitate the immigration control and passage of national and resident
tourists from the Member Countries;
The Andean Committee of Immigration Authorities (CAAM), at their Sixth Regular
Meeting, recommended that the General Secretariat present to the Andean Council
of Foreign Ministers the draft decision on airport incoming immigration
formality booths for nationals and foreign residents of Member Countries;
Article 1.- To approve the installation of “Special Airport Incoming
immigration formality booths” for nationals and foreign residents of the Andean
Community Member Countries.
The number of incoming immigration formality booths at each airport should be
compatible with the passenger flow.
Article 2.- The incoming immigration formality booths shall be installed
initially and gradually in the following Member Country airports:
- In Bolivia: In El Alto International Airport in La Paz and Viru-Viru
in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
- In Colombia: In El Dorado Airport in Bogotá; Rafael Nuñez Airport in
José María Córdova Airport in Medellín and Alfonso Bonilla Aragón
Airport in Cali.
- In Ecuador: In Mariscal Sucre Airport in Quito and Simón Bolívar Airport in
- In Peru: In Jorge Chávez Airport in Lima; Velasco Astete Airport in Cuzco and
Francisco Secada Vigneta Airport in Iquitos.
- In Venezuela: In Simón Bolívar Airport in Caracas; La Chinita Airport in
and Santiago Mariño Airport in the State of Nueva Esparta.
Article 3.- The installation of the booths will not impede nationals and
foreign residents of the Member Countries from using the other incoming
immigration control booths that exist in the airports referred to in the
Article 4.- The booths should be identified uniformly by bearing the
words “COMUNIDAD ANDINA (ANDEAN COMMUNITY).”
Article 5.- This Decision shall enter into effect on January 1, 2003 and
the competent national bodies should make appropriate arrangements for its
Signed in the city of Lima, Peru, on the seventh of July of two thousand and