Some passengers will be able to travel from 2024SingaporeDeparture from Changi Airport as Singapore’s entry, exit and immigration regulations allow end-to-end biometrics clearance.
Singapore’s Second Minister of the Interior Yang Liming said in parliament on the 18th that from the first half of 2024, biometric identification systems will be used for identity verification at various automated stages of the exit process.
“This will reduce the need for passengers to repeatedly present their travel documents at these checkpoints, making the process easier and more convenient,” he said.
This comes at a time when tourist arrivals to Singapore are expected to increase by 50% by next year.pandemicThe current level will continue to increase. Singapore is building its fifth airport terminal, which will be linked by high-speed rail to Johor Bahru in southern Malaysia.FloridaExpected to be completed within a few years.
Yang Liming said, “Our immigration system must be able to efficiently handle such high and growing passenger flows and provide a positive customs clearance experience while ensuring our safety.”
Changi Airport, ranked the fifth best airport in the world, had a passenger flow of 5.12 million in June, surpassing the 5 million mark for the first time since January 2020. However, compared to passenger flow in June 2019, before the pandemic, it was only 88%.