AVIATION | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Travellers allowed to transit through Changi Airport starting 2 June

This is part of the strategy to gradually re-open air transport.

Singapore will gradually allow travellers to transit through Changi Airport with effect from 2 June, according to a press release from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

This is part of Singapore’s strategy to gradually re-open air transport whilst ensuring sufficient safeguards for safe travel.

Airlines should submit their proposals for transfer lanes through Changi Airport to the CAAS. These will be evaluated taking into account aviation safety, public health considerations, as well as the health of passengers and air crew.

The decision will allow passengers to transit through Singapore given the current circumstances that foreign passengers may only transit if they are on repatriation flights arranged by their governments.

As a precaution, stringent measures will be instituted to ensure that the transit passengers remain in designated facilities in the transit area and do not mix with other passengers whilst at Changi Airport.

Further, airport staff will be required to wear personal protective equipment when interacting with passengers. Existing precautionary measures, such as safe distancing, temperature taking for passengers and staff, will continue to be enforced.

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