Restrictions on entry to Singapore remain in place for South Africans and travellers who have visited this country. However, eased restrictions on transiting through Singapore have now come into effect, enabling Singapore Airlines to carry more passengers on its scheduled flights between Johannesburg and Singapore.
The airline has been operating flights between Singapore and South Africa throughout the national lockdown, though the airline was not able to carry South African passengers aboard its flights due to Singapore government restrictions banning entry to South Africans.
SINGAPORE AIRLINES ALLOWS TRANSIT FOR SA PASSENGERS
Singapore authorities have now eased restrictions on passengers from South Africa, where the prevalence of the new coronavirus variant prompted numerous governments across the globe to impose travel and flight bans against South Africa.
The eased restrictions mean that South Africans and those with South African travel histories are now allowed to transit through Singapore’s Changi Airport en route to other international destinations within reach of Singapore.
Singapore Airlines’ Sally George told Travelnews that the easing of Singapore’s transit restrictions translates into more choice for South Africans who need to travel to destinations in Asia and the South-West Pacific region during the pandemic…