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Covid-19: SIA and SilkAir transit flights through Singapore

SIA, SilkAir and Scoot customers can transit through Singapore Changi Airport from approved cities to destinations in the SIA Group network currently operated by SIA, SilkAir 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 Australia; Brunei; China; New Zealand; and Taiwan, China. 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.

Please note that transfers in Singapore are only allowed on flights between airlines within the SIA Group (Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot). In addition, SIA has interline agreements with Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air Niugini, Garuda Indonesia, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines which allows their customers to transit through Singapore Changi Airport from cities approved for transit flights to destinations in the SIA Group network currently operated by Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.

Do note that passengers with a travel history to the United Kingdom or South Africa in the past 14 days will not be allowed to transit through Singapore Changi Airport due to regulatory requirements. For more information, please refer here for travellers from the United Kingdom, and here for travellers from South Africa.

Transfers to destinations in Mainland China are currently also not allowed.​

From 17 April 2021 until further notice, Singapore Airlines will stop carrying transit passengers departing from Singapore to Hong Kong due to new regulatory requirements in Hong Kong. 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.

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

For the latest Singapore Airlines and SilkAir 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

In line with regulatory requirements, transit and non-transit passengers will be kept apart at Changi Airport. Certain transit measures however do not apply to transit passengers from countries/regions which Singapore has unilaterally lifted border restrictions. These are Australia; Brunei; China; New Zealand; and Taiwan, China. 

For more information on the transit journey, 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. 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 16 April 2021, 1430hrs (GMT+8)