Travellers will be allowed to transit through Singapore Changi Airport starting June 2, said the city-state’s aviation regulator.
“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,” Singapore’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS).
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.
Transit flights at Hong Kong International Airport will be allowed to resume on June 1, said Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam. All passengers will undergo Covid-19 test upon arrival.
However, Hong Kong still does not allow non-Hong Kong residents to enter the city.
Singapore Changi Airport and Hong Kong International Airport were one of the busiest airports in the world but passengers traffic plummet to 99.5% due to the COVID-19 pandemic.