Changi to Allow Transit Passengers from June 2

Singapore’s main airport will reopen for those catching connecting flights after the current “circuit breaker” measures expire.

(Photo: Changi Airport Group)

According to a media release published yesterday by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), transit passengers will be able to pass through Changi Airport as soon as June 2. It explained the move was “part of Singapore’s strategy to gradually reopen air transport to meet the needs of our economy and our people, whilst ensuring sufficient safeguards for safe travel.”

That’s good news for travelers flying the Kangaroo Route between the United Kingdom and Australia, who currently have limited options and must connect via Doha or Dubai. Since March 24, short-term visitors have been barred from entering or transiting through Singapore to reduce the risk of imported Covid-19 infections; the sole exception to the rule is for foreign passengers passing through on repatriation flights arranged by their governments.

Airlines hoping to secure permission for transits will have to submit proposals for transfer lanes to CAAS, which will then evaluate them on an individual basis, “taking into account aviation safety, public health considerations, as well as the health of passengers and air crew.”

Once these proposals are given the green light, stringent health and safety measures will be implemented “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.” CAAS has said that all airport staff who interact with passengers will be required to wear personal protective equipment as a further precaution.

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