As part of the first One Stop Security (OSS) arrangement between Europe and an Asian nation, Singaporeans will no longer have to go through security checks when transiting at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, reports the Singapore’s Straits Times.
Under OSS, passengers, their checked luggage and hand-carry items will not be screened at the point of transit.
The plan is to progressively add other airports such as London and Frankfurt to the scheme, according to the Straits Times.
Singapore’s Ministry of Transport signed the arrangement with the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of European Commission (EC DG-MOVE) on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow last week.
Apart from facilitating transit for passengers and improving efficiency for airlines, MOT said the move also “affirms the commitment between Singapore and the European Commission to strengthen international co-operation (and) enhance civil aviation security as well as passenger, airline and airport facilitation in line with relevant international standards”.