Technology is developing at a faster rate than ever before and many things we only dreamt of or thought of as part of science fiction are now reality. The aviation industry, too, is exempt from such technical advances. In a recent development, it was revealed that the Singapore Changi Airport will soon start employing technology which will make passports redundant. The application of this technology is only limited to departure from the airport as of now.
Come 2024, Singapore Airport Will Offer Passport-Free Departure
Imagine this: You’re at the airport about to board your flight but you suddenly remember that you forgot your passport at home! But instead of panicking, you just carry on with your journey. Well, it seems that such a future is not very far off.
As a matter of fact, if you’ve got a flight out of Changi Airport in 2024, this scenario will be a reality. From 2024, this particular airport will offer the facility of automated security checks which will cancel out the need for passports.
According to an article recently published in Time Out Singapore, this facility will be available in the first half of 2024 and will only be available for passengers departing from the airport. Instead of passports, QR code checking will be introduced which will verify all the details about the passenger.
Will Quicken Security Checks And Clearance
This process will be secure and the QR code system will automatically flag any suspicious persons. Introducing this technology will also expedite the security checks and clearance. This means that for passengers departing from the Singapore airport in 2024, security clearance will be a breeze.
The article also stated that it will simplify border control in case there is another global pandemic and or health emergency. It will also enable gathering passenger information in advance. This is merely the first phase of the initiative and it is hoped that this technology will be applied more widely after the first phase.
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