Singapore and US To Explore Trusted Traveler Program

By Haruna Kobayashi, for 11 December, 2014

Singapore and the US have agreed to explore the development of automated immigration clearance for citizens of both countries via a Trusted Traveler Program (TTP).

TTPs provide expedited clearance for pre-approved, low risk travelers through dedicated lanes and kiosks. Singapore already has similar reciprocal arrangements with Malaysia and Hong Kong, while the USA has agreements with several countries through its Global Entry Program.

The new agreement was signed by Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority Commissioner, Clarence Yeo, and the US's Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Gil Kerlikowske.

Yeo said that the move "underscores the strategic partnership between the US and Singapore, as well as the common interest we share in providing convenience and facilitating travel for citizens between both countries while keeping our borders safe and secure."

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