Singapore is to gradually allow travellers to transit through its Changi Airport from 2nd June.
In March, visitors were banned from entering or transiting through the city-state to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, foreign passengers may only transit through Singapore if they are on repatriation flights arranged by their governments.
Authorities confirmed that “stringent measures” will be in place to ensure transit passengers remain in designated facilities in the transit area and “do not mix with other passengers”.
Airport staff will be required to wear personal protective equipment when interacting with the public. Existing precautionary measures, such as safe distancing and temperature taking for passengers and staff, will continue to be enforced
Changi Airport, among the world’s busiest last year, recorded just 25,200 passenger movements in April, a 99.5% decline year on year.