|Singaporeans first in Asia to use SmartGate for entry to Australia|
Wednesday, 5th March 2014
Source : The Wrap @ Web in Travel
A self-service processing option for travellers entering Australia, which expedites speedier entry instead of having to queue to see a customs and border protection officer, has been extended to Singaporeans from February 26.
SmartGate makes travelling to Australia and passing through passport control much easeri and faster for Singaporeans, especially during busy periods.
Present to announce the extension to all eligible Singapore nationals were Australia’s minister for trade and investment, Andrew Robb (pictured left with Singapore citizens), and assistant minister for immigration and border protection, Michaelia Cash.
“Customs and border protection is launching a trial to allow Singaporean e-passport holders, aged 16 years and over, to use SmartGate self-processing facilities in Australia’s eight major airports,” said Robb.