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Singapore's Automated Immigration Clearance

Prepare for a travel revolution as Singapore unveils a groundbreaking enhancement in immigration clearance.

Beginning in the latter half of 2024, all foreign visitors, irrespective of nationality, will gain access to automated lanes at air, land, and sea checkpoints. This pioneering initiative eliminates the need for pre-registration and passport presentation upon departure, marking a significant advancement in global travel convenience.

Announced in the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority's (ICA) 2023 annual statistics release on February 13, this streamlined process harnesses next-generation automated border control systems. These cutting-edge systems, equipped with multi-modal biometrics capturing iris, facial, and fingerprint data, will gradually replace traditional lanes and manual counters. Singapore's commitment to seamless travel is highlighted by the installation of over 160 automated lanes in 2023, with plans for an additional 230 lanes in 2024.

This transformative development extends the benefits of automated clearance beyond Singapore residents and select passport holders to all travellers. With an impressive 84% surge in visitor volume in 2023 compared to the previous year, accommodating the growing demand for efficient immigration procedures is paramount.

Embrace the future of travel with Singapore's automated immigration clearance—a testament to the nation's commitment to enhancing the travel experience for all.


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