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Covid-19: SIA transit flights through Singapore

SIA and Scoot customers can transit through Singapore Changi Airport from approved cities to destinations in the SIA Group network currently operated by SIA or Scoot.

You can transit through Singapore if your flight itinerary meets either of the following:

1. You are departing from a city approved for transit flights through Singapore. For example, passengers may depart from Bangkok and transit through Singapore to Melbourne as Bangkok is among the list of departure cities for transit flights.

2. You are connecting to a city approved for transit flights, before transiting through Singapore to your final destination. In such instances, your first point of departure should be from the countries listed here. For example, Vientiane – Kuala Lumpur – Singapore – Melbourne. 

The same requirements apply for return flights.

Singapore has unilaterally lifted border restrictions with Brunei, Mainland China (excluding Jiangsu province) and New Zealand. Do note that passengers transiting through one of these unilaterally opened (UO) countries/regions to connect to a flight to Singapore to reach their final destination, must ensure that they do not originate from or transited through a non-UO country/region prior to entering these UO countries/regions. For example, Fiji – Auckland – Singapore – London is not allowed.

Passengers should also take note of the following:
  • All travellers, including Singapore citizens and permanent residents, transiting through Singapore will be required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the scheduled departure date of their flight. The test must be taken at a recognised or accredited clinic, laboratory or medical facility. For a smoother check-in process, you should check if the clinic is able to provide a test certificate with a corresponding QR code. This QR code should link to your digital pre-departure test certificate. The requirement for a pre-departure Covid-19 test does not apply to passengers aged 2 and below (i.e. born in or after 2019), as well as those who have remained in the following places for the past 21 days: Australia*; Brunei; Mainland China; Hong Kong SAR, China (excluding Air Travel Bubble passengers); Macao SAR, China; and New Zealand.
  • Only passengers travelling with an airline whose transfer routes have been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will be allowed to transit in Singapore. Transfers between Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air Niugini, Garuda Indonesia, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines and Turkish Airlines have been approved by CAAS for transit in Singapore. Transfers to and from flights operated by other airlines, that have not been approved by CAAS are currently not allowed.
  • Passengers with a travel history to Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the past 21 days will not be allowed to transit through Singapore Changi Airport.
  • Transfers to destinations in Mainland China are currently also not allowed.​
  • Singapore Airlines will also stop carrying transit passengers departing from Singapore to Hong Kong due to regulatory requirements. Services from Hong Kong to Singapore remain unaffected, and passengers originating from Hong Kong will be allowed to transfer through Singapore Changi Airport en-route to their final destinations.
  • Despite the tightened border control measures by the Singapore government for travellers with recent travel history to Australia, travellers may still transit through Singapore to their final destination if they meet the travel requirements of their journey.
    *With effect from 3 August 2021, all travellers entering or transiting through Singapore with travel history to Australia within the last 21 days prior to departure for Singapore, are required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours before the scheduled departure date of their flight.

    For the latest cities approved for transit flights through Singapore, please refer to the table here.

    For the latest Singapore Airlines flight schedules, please refer here. Please refer here for Scoot flight schedules.

    Booking a Flight - Single Tickets and Complying with Entry Requirements

    Customers should book the full journey on one ticket, instead of splitting it up into separate tickets, to comply with regulatory requirements during this period. They should also ensure that they meet the entry requirements for their final destination.

    Transit at Singapore Changi Airport

    There are regulatory restrictions in place for transit passengers at Changi Airport. Transit passengers may experience restricted movement within the transit area, as well as other regulatory measures. For more information on the transit restrictions, please visit this link. Please note that transit time in Singapore should not exceed 48 hours. 

    Certain transit measures do not apply to transit passengers from countries/regions which Singapore has unilaterally lifted border restrictions. These are Brunei, Mainland China (excluding Jiangsu province) and New Zealand. 

    On Board

    Singapore Airlines is committed to the well-being of our customers and has precautionary measures in place to ensure their health and safety throughout their journey. More details can be found here.

    For Covid-19 related travel information, please visit our dedicated Information Centre.

    First posted on 11 June 2020, 0800hrs (GMT+8)
    Last updated on 2 August 2021, 1400hrs (GMT+8)