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SIA Group transit flights through Singapore

SIA and Scoot customers may transit through Singapore Changi Airport from approved cities to destinations within the SIA Group network currently operated by both airlines.

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

1. You are travelling with an airline whose transfer routes have been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Transfers between Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Air France, Air Niugini, Asiana Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Fiji Airways (from 6 December 2021), Garuda Indonesia, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, Royal Brunei Airlines, 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.

2. You are not connecting to a flight to a destination in Mainland China or Hong Kong SAR. Services to Singapore from Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR remain unaffected, and passengers originating from Mainland China or Hong Kong will be allowed to transfer through Singapore Changi Airport en-route to their final destinations.

3. The Indian authorities have deferred the resumption of scheduled international passenger services to and from India. That means transfers to and from India via Singapore are not allowed until further notice. Please note that the Singapore Airlines Group's direct passenger flights between Singapore and India, including the vaccinated travel lane services from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai, will continue as per the bilateral travel bubble arrangements between the Singapore and India governments. Customers may still book flights and travel between the two countries.

4. You are not transiting in Singapore on Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights to or from Malaysia, which is not allowed due to regulatory reasons.

5. If you are not a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident, you must not have travelled or transited through the following countries in the last 14 days: Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

With the exception of travellers from Malaysia, travellers from any other VTL country are allowed to transit through Singapore on VTL flights as long as they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, hold a vaccination certificate in English, and meet all entry requirements of their destination country.

Pre-departure Test Requirements

Depending on your travel history in the 14 days prior to arriving in Singapore, travellers transiting through Singapore, including Singapore citizens and permanent residents, may be required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or professionally administered (e.g. by medical professionals or Government-recognised trained professionals) Antigen Rapid Test (ART).

The test must be conducted within two days before the scheduled departure date of their flight (e.g. if the pre-departure test is taken on 1 November 2021, it will be valid for departures up to 3 November 2021, 2359 hours). The requirement for a pre-departure Covid-19 test does not apply to children aged 2 years and below (i.e. born in or after 2019).

For those taking a connecting flight to Singapore, the test must be taken within two days before the scheduled departure date of their first flight. The total scheduled ground time in transit (i.e. time spent in the connecting airport or airports) must not exceed 24 hours. If the total scheduled ground time in transit is more than 24 hours, a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test must be taken within two days from the last direct flight to Singapore.

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 from France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, as well as Category IV countries 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. 

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.

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


First posted on 11 June 2020, 0800hrs (GMT+8)
Last updated on 5 December 2021, 0000hrs (GMT+8)