Transiting in Singapore
While we are excited to welcome you back on board, we are also mindful of the health and safety concerns that you may have. There have been several regulatory changes introduced at Singapore Changi Airport relating to transit. Transit passengers may experience certain restrictions, such as limited movement within the transit area, due to regulations in place. Do note that transit time in Singapore should not exceed 48 hours.
Please also refer to the list of countries passengers may travel from, to connect onto a Singapore Airlines flight and transit through Singapore Changi Airport.
Transit passengers from Hong Kong SAR, China; Macao SAR, China; Mainland China; and Taiwan, China
Please note that Singapore has unilaterally lifted border restrictions with Hong Kong SAR, China; Macao SAR, China; Mainland China; and Taiwan, China. Transit passengers from these countries/regions will be required to remain within a designated zone in the transit departure area.
Where can I find information about the routes and schedules for flights that transfer through Singapore?
For flights that require a transfer through Singapore, can I purchase the tickets via a travel agent or other means, or do I have to book directly with Singapore Airlines?
Customers may purchase their tickets either directly from Singapore Airlines or via travel agents and other sales channels.
Will premium passengers transiting through Singapore be able to access the SilverKris Lounge (Business Class) at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3?
Due to regulatory requirements to keep transit and non-transit passengers apart at Singapore Changi Airport, lounge access is only available to non-transit passengers departing from Singapore, and transit passengers from countries/regions which Singapore has unilaterally lifted border restrictions. These countries/regions currently comprise of Hong Kong SAR, China; Macao SAR, China; Mainland China; and Taiwan, China.
Are there safe distancing measures on board?
Passengers are required to practise safe distancing when embarking and disembarking from an aircraft, as well as when queueing for the lavatory. They are also required to wear a mask throughout the flight in line with regulatory requirements.
If my original point of departure is not one of the selected cities approved for transit flights, will I still be able to depart from there and transit through Singapore to my final destination?
Yes, only if your original point of departure is from the countries listed here, and you are connecting to a city approved for transit flights, before transiting through Singapore to your final destination. For example, Vientiane – Kuala Lumpur – Singapore – Melbourne.
In addition, Singapore has unilaterally lifted border restrictions with Hong Kong SAR, China; Macao SAR, China; Mainland China and Taiwan, China. Do note that if your original point of departure is not one of these unilaterally opened (UO) countries/regions, you will not be allowed to transit through these UO countries/regions to connect to a flight to Singapore to reach your final destination. For example, Vancouver – Hong Kong – Singapore – Jakarta is not allowed.
Customers can click here to check the list of cities that they will be able to depart from and transit through Singapore to their final destination.
New transfer lanes will be announced once they are ready. Please check our website, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook, for the latest updates.
I am departing from a city approved for transit flights, and transiting through Singapore to another destination where I will be catching a connecting flight on another airline to my final destination (e.g. Sydney – Singapore – Frankfurt on Singapore Airlines, and Frankfurt – Zurich on another carrier). Is that allowed?
Yes. However, customers are reminded to ensure that they meet all requirements of their flight itinerary, which may include both transit and entry requirements to their final destination. In addition, they may be asked to show their onward ticket(s) when checking in at their original point of departure. Customers who do not meet these requirements or are unable to show their onward ticket(s) when asked will be denied boarding.
As entry requirements may change at short notice, customers are advised to check the latest travel advisory issued by the relevant local authorities before their trip.
What about customers who enter Singapore through the fast lane arrangements between Singapore and Mainland China? Will they be able to depart from Singapore and travel onwards to another destination?
Customers entering Singapore through the fast lane arrangements between Singapore and Mainland China can travel onward to another destination if they meet the entry requirements for that destination.
Since both Tokyo (NRT) and Sydney are part of the list of departure cities approved for transit through Singapore, does that mean I can book a return journey and not just a one-way flight?
Yes. For example, customers may book a return flight for Tokyo (NRT) – Singapore – Sydney as both Tokyo (NRT) and Sydney are among the list of departure cities for transit flights.
Who can I approach on the ground if I need help?
Passengers may approach our ground staff for assistance.