Singapore Airport Will Ditch Passports For Biometrics In 2024

Photo: Calvin Chan Wai Meng (Getty Images)
Photo: Calvin Chan Wai Meng (Getty Images)

Singapore is aiming to alleviate stress and make travel more seamless by replacing passport checks with biometric scans. One of the most anxiety-inducing aspects of international travel is the paperwork. Travelers must ensure that they have all the necessary up-to-date documents to traverse borders legally. It usually boils down to panicking while looking for your passport’s expiration date after you already bought airline tickets to a faraway destination, then worrying that you left your passport at home.

Singapore government officials have stated that the city-state’s Changi Airport will implement automated immigration checkpoints using only biometric data next year. Changi is one of the most highly rated airports in the world. Singapore’s facility is also one of the busiest international airports, seeing 60 million passengers annually before 2020.

Read more

More from Jalopnik

Sign up for Jalopnik's Newsletter. For the latest news, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Click here to read the full article.