Singapore’s Changi Airport to Offer Automated Clearance and Passport-Free Travel from 2024

Singapore’s Changi Airport to Offer Automated Clearance and Passport-Free Travel from 2024

Singapore’s Minister for Communications, Josephine Teo, announced during a parliamentary session that Changi Airport is gearing up for automated clearance and passport-free travel for arrivals starting in 2024. This decision comes after several changes were made to the country’s immigration laws. Officials revealed that travelers will soon be able to enter Singapore using only their biometric data without the need for a physical passport.

Teo stated that Singapore would join a select group of countries globally that allow passport-free entry. Changi Airport has already been utilizing facial recognition and biometric technology at various touchpoints. With these upcoming changes, travelers will no longer need to present their documents at every checkpoint. Biometric data will be used to create a single-token authentication system operational at different touchpoints.

While passport requirements can be stringent in many countries worldwide, Changi Airport in Singapore is renowned as one of the world’s top airports, serving over 100 airlines and connecting to approximately 400 cities in nearly 100 countries globally.

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