On 22 January 2024, the Police arrested a 25-year-old woman for misusing her boarding pass to enter the transit area of Changi Airport. Investigations revealed that the woman had allegedly purchased an air ticket in order to obtain a boarding pass, which she had used to enter the transit area to meet her idol from a South Korean boy band. As the woman had no intention of leaving Singapore, she was arrested for violating the Infrastructure Protection Act 2017, which prohibits the misuse of boarding passes to enter protected places in the airport. Police investigations are ongoing.
Since January to December 2023, the Police have arrested 23 persons for the misuse of boarding passes under the Infrastructure Protection Act 2017 for entering the transit areas for reasons other than to travel out of Singapore.
As there will be concerts featuring international artistes and pop groups to be held in Singapore over the next few months, the Police would like to remind members of the public that the transit areas of Changi Airport are gazetted as Protected Places. Those who make use of boarding pass to enter the transit areas for reasons other than to travel out of Singapore will be detected and arrested. If convicted, the offender is liable under the Infrastructure Protection Act 2017 to a fine of up to $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or both.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
08 February 2024 @ 6:50 PM