Singapore & Hong Kong To Allow Transit Travellers From June 2020

Singapore Transit Travellers

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has announced that transit travellers will gradually be allowed through Singapore’s Changi Airport from 2 June 2020.

This is part of Singapore’s strategy to gradually re-open air transport to meet the needs of the economy and people, whilst ensuring sufficient safeguards for safe travel.

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

Singapore Airlines will announce its plans for transfer lanes when they have been finalised. Until then, Singapore Airlines customers will not be able to transit through Changi Airport.

From 01 June 2020, transit travellers will be allowed through Hong Kong International Airport.
Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong Transit Travellers

From 01 June 2020, transit travellers will be allowed through Hong Kong International Airport. Passengers are required to comply with the following:

  • Itinerary contained in a single booking
  • Meet entry requirements at their destination
  • Baggage checked through to the destination.
  • Issued onward boarding passes from their origin
  • Connection time between flights within 24 hours.

In the first phase, transiting to and from destinations in China is not available. Sea-to-air and air-to-sea ferry services are still suspended.

Special charted ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao

A special chartered ferry service between Hong Kong SkyPier and Macao Taipa (YFT) with two daily sailings will run during the period of 17 June to 16 July 2020.

Subject to requirements being met, Macao residents wishing to use this special ferry service must register online, 48 hours prior to their scheduled flight departure. For more details, please visit the Government Information Bureau of the Macao SAR.

Pre-Flight Declaration

Mandatory pre-flight health declaration has been implemented to reduce the risk of covid-19 transmission. Passenger who have been previously diagnosed with covid-19 are required to provide a medical certificate confirming they have recovered and are no longer contagious to travel.

Note: Hong Kong currently still does not allow non-Hong Kong residents to enter the city.

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