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. 


Before you book
Check if your connections are available

All connections through Singapore Changi Airport are available. However, specific restrictions apply for the following countries/regions: 

Mainland China
Due to operational requirements, transit in Singapore to any destination in Mainland China is only allowed for customers travelling on SIA or Scoot flights, with a minimum connection time of 50 mins and 90 mins respectively. Customers are required to meet the entry requirements into Mainland China, which includes a negative PCR test result 48 hours prior to the departure flight from Singapore. They must complete the Health Declaration Form and present the QR code during check-in and at customs in Mainland China.

Flying from your departure city
Face mask requirements

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.


Transiting at Singapore Changi Airport
Flight arrival and departure

Flights may arrive and depart at Terminals 1, 2 or 3. Travellers with a connecting flight at another terminal may use the Skytrain within the transit area to transfer between terminals.

More information on navigation and timing between terminals

Lounge access

Eligible customers are invited to the SilverKris Lounge and the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge in Terminals 2 and  3, Singapore Airlines does not operate any lounge in T1.

Other lounges in Terminal 1

Please note that travellers who are required to stay within the transit holding area will not be able to access the lounge.



Popular FAQs

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?


Will premium passengers transiting through Singapore be able to access the SilverKris Lounge (Business Class) at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3?


Are face masks required at Singapore Changi Airport and on board flights?​


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?