Travellers arriving and departing through the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints in Singapore by cars will now need to scan their thumbprints.
Drivers and passengers aged six and above will be required to step out of their car and scan both thumbprints when they seek immigration clearance at the car counters at the two land checkpoints.
According to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), the BioScreen clearance will be rolled out at car counters progressively to allow travellers to become familiar with the new process.
ICA noted that this move may cause "slightly longer immigration clearance times". However, it deems the BioScreen system as an important security measure as it "enables ICA's verification of travellers' identities to be more robust".
Launched last April, the BioScreen system has been rolled out to various clearance zones at Singapore's land checkpoints such as for train and bus travellers, as well as lorries and goods vehicles.
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