Singapore will gradually allow travellers to transit through the Changi Airport with effect from June 2, 2020, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).
“This is part of Singapore’s strategy to gradually re-open air transport to meet the needs of our economy and our people, whilst ensuring sufficient safeguards for safe travel,” it said in a statement.
Currently, passengers are allowed to transit through Singapore only if they are on repatriation flights arranged by their governments. In March, visitors were banned from entering or transiting through the country to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
CAAS said airlines should submit their proposals for transfer lanes, which will be evaluated taking into account aviation safety, public health considerations, as well as the health of passengers and air crew.
Changi Airport, among the world’s busiest last year, recorded 25,200 passenger movements in April, crashing 99.5% from the year ago.
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