Travellers to be Allowed to Transit Through Changi Airport

            Singapore will gradually allow travellers to transit through Changi Airport with effect from 2 June 2020. This is part of Singapore’s strategy to gradually re-open air transport to meet the needs of our economy and our people, whilst ensuring sufficient safeguards for safe travel.  

2         Airlines should submit their proposals for transfer lanes through Changi Airport to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). The proposals will be evaluated taking into account aviation safety, public health considerations, as well as the health of passengers and air crew. 

3        Currently, foreign passengers may only transit through Singapore if they are on repatriation flights arranged by their governments. The decision will allow passengers to transit through Singapore more easily.

4        As a precaution, stringent measures will be instituted to ensure that the transit passengers remain in designated facilities in the transit area and do not mix with other passengers whilst at Changi Airport. Airport staff will be required to wear personal protective equipment when interacting with passengers. Existing precautionary measures, such as safe distancing, temperature taking for passengers and staff, will continue to be enforced. 

About the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)

The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore's success. CAAS' roles are to oversee and promote safety in the aviation industry, develop the air hub and aviation industry, provide air navigation services, provide aviation training for human resource development, and contribute to the development of international civil aviation.