Updates: Transiting through Singapore as of December 02, 2021

Before you travel or transit through Singapore, make sure that you read this. Have a safe travel!

Mommy Rhey | Dec. 5, 2021 | 435 reads
Updates: Transiting through Singapore as of December 02, 2021
Credit: singaporeair.com

We have been dealing with the pandemic until this day. Thus, safety protocols are in place.

This includes transiting through airports. We must consider checking information or required documents for transiting in and out of Singapore.

On Thursday, December 02, Singapore Airlines announced the new Transiting protocols, including the requirements of the transit passengers, medical symptoms, pre-departure testing (PDT), and the central transit areas.

6 Things You Should Know Before Booking a Flight

Every traveler's dream is to have a steady journey towards their specific destination. Here are some information you should know before scheduling a flight.

#1 Transfer Route
Only Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) approved airlines are permitted, such as
- Scoot
- Singapore Airlines
- Air France
- Air Niugini
- Asiana Airlines
- Bangkok Airways
- Garuda Indonesia
- Royal Brunei Airlines
- Lufthansa
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
- Swiss International

Fiji Airways is allowed to start from December 6, 2021.

Singapore Airlines will not allow transit passengers from airlines CAAS does not recognise.

#2 Connections
If you are from India and plan to travel to Singapore, you cannot enter or go outside Singapore until further notice.

Travelers from Mainland China or Hongkong SAR can travel or en route in Singapore. But, they can't transit from Singapore to Mainland China or Hongkong.

As for long-term pass holders or short-term visitors that have a travel history from Botswana, Eswatini, Lethoso, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe within 14 days are not allowed to transit in Singapore.

#3 Pre-departure Covid19 Test
To ensure everyone's safety on the flight, staff, and other passengers, the government has ordered a strict pre-departure covid19 test (PDT) for travelers, including permanent residents and Singapore nationals. An individual should take the PDT two days before travel.

Aside from that, PDT administers by an accredited laboratory, medical facility, or clinic. Some airports request a test certificate with a QR code redirecting to your digital PDT. Also, countries or regions included in Category I must have a PDT to transit to Singapore.

Children below don't require a PDT, but some countries require a negative certificate of Covid19 test to enter.

#4 Vaccination Travel Lane (VTL)
Fully vaccinated travelers against covid19 can transit to Singapore and represent a valid vaccination card issued by any country. Sad to say, VTL from or to Malaysia is not allowed.

#5 Health Declaration
Before boarding, travelers must go through a screening for any sign of illness and declare health status at the departure airport. If an individual has a respiratory disease, they are not allowed on board and attended by medical staff.

#6 Central Transit Area & Lounge
Travelers in Category II and III cannot access these areas due to regulatory restrictions. They must stay in designated transit areas while waiting for their departure.

Category IV passengers must remain in transit holding areas.

Passengers who have access to Central Transit Areas can visit shops and dining restaurants. They can also go to the SilverKris Lounge or the First Class Section. The Private room and First Class Lounge are not yet available due to redevelopment.

Of course, we decided to add in #7: Masks and Social Distancing
Travelers must wear a mask and only remove it during mealtime. While onboard, children age six years below do not need to wear masks.
Always practice social distancing on immigration queues and claim areas for baggage to ensure safety.

You can also visit updated travel advisories to check for other details.

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