Transiting in Singapore
Last updated 22 February 2023, 12:15hrs (GMT +8)
Customers transiting through Singapore Changi Airport can learn more about the transit experience on this page.
There are certain requirements transit passengers must meet, including a transit time in Singapore not exceeding 48 hours
Travellers, regardless of vaccination status, are allowed to transit through Singapore on all Singapore Airlines flights as long as they meet the entry requirements of their final destination. Due to operational requirements, transit through Singapore to a destination in Mainland China is only allowed on SIA and/or Scoot flights.
Where can I find information about the regions and countries Singapore Airlines operates to, as well as the flight schedules?
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?
All eligible travellers, except for those flying from restricted countries, will be able to access the SilverKris Lounge. These passengers may wish to consider booking the Aerotel Singapore Transit Hotel at Changi Airport Terminal 1 or Ambassador Transit Hotel at Changi Airport Terminal 3, where they can stay within the hotel throughout their transit.
Are face masks required at Singapore Changi Airport and on board flights?
Face masks are not required at Singapore Changi Airport and on board flights, except when travelling to or from destinations that require a face mask.
Every aircraft in the Singapore Airlines Group fleet is equipped with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, which remove more than 99.9% of the microbes in the air. Cabin air is also refreshed every two to three minutes throughout the flight. You may watch this video to find out more.
I am 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.