The lack of accomplishment of entry requirements does not justify the violation of human rights of tourists
In January 2018 a tourist traveling for the first time internationally arrived in an immigration counter without accomplishing with two of the entry requirements: letter of invitation and insurance. He didn’t speak the language of the “Host country”, and the officers of immigration neither the language of the tourist. Due to this, they took him without explanation to an isolated room for three hours, not before taking away from him all his personal belongings: cabin suitcase and mobile phone. After, he was transferred to another room where he was with people in “similar situation” than him. In this room there was a telephone, but he couldn’t call his friend that was waiting for him at the airport, as he had the number on his mobile phone.
After five hours, a translator arrived and took him to speak with a police officer, moment when he asked him to sign an administrative paper to be able to take him to the “Hotel of the Police”, so he signed the paper. But the reality was he was signing without knowing it was his deportation paper and that later on he was going to be taken to a detention center, where he spent the night, to the day after be taken by two police officers to a plane, for being deported!
Can these actions be justified on the lack of full accomplishment of the entry requirements and therefore be considered there was not violation of human rights? (As the authorities stated) Or the tourist was a victim of violations of its human rights?
This is one of several examples of situations tourists face during their international travels. Until today, no one has taken responsibility for: neither his government or the government of the visited country.