By Massita Ahmad
SINGAPORE, May 21 (NNN-BERNAMA) — 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 here Wednesday.
The statement said the airlines should submit their proposals for transfer lanes through the Changi Airport to CAAS.
“The proposals will be evaluated, taking into account aviation safety, public health considerations, as well as the health of passengers and air crew,” said the authority.
Currently, CAAS said foreign passengers may only transit through Singapore if they are on repatriation flights arranged by their governments.
“The decision will allow passengers to transit through Singapore more easily,” it said.
As a precaution, CAAS said stringent measures will be instituted to ensure that the transit passengers remain in designated facilities in the transit area and do not mix with other passengers whilst at the Changi Airport.