Singapore: Changi Airport transit bans to be lifted from 2 June
Currently, passengers are not permitted to transit through Singapore’s Changi Airport, but that will change as from 2 June
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Changi imposed bans on transit passengers from 24 March, as well as a ban on holidaymakers and other short term visitors to the island.
Transiting in Singapore’s Changi Airport
Don’t expect the usual duty free party. Transit passengers will be directed to designated separate facilities, so they won’t mix with other passengers. Expect to see airport staff all wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) as well as social distancing and temperature checks.
The new transit arrangements should assist Singapore Airlines, which has been haemorrhaging cash, despite its access to the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek’s deep pockets. It will also benefit the many airlines that use Singapore as a transit point to Australia including British Airways, Qantas and others.