Important Message from the High Commission of Canada on COVID-19 (17 Apr 2020)
The High Commission of Canada in Singapore continues to advise all Canadians in Singapore who would like to return to Canada to make the necessary travel arrangements via commercial means while they are still available. Canadians who decide to stay in Singapore should be prepared to remain in Singapore for an indefinite period of time. There are currently no plans for repatriation flights from Singapore.
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ISOLATION PLAN REQUIREMENT FOR ALL TRAVELLERS ENTERING CANADA:Upon arrival in Canada, every traveller (including Canadians and PRs) – whether symptomatic or not – must confirm that they have a suitable place to isolate or quarantine for their mandatory 14-day isolation or quarantine period, where they will have access to basic necessities, such as food and medication. Travellers are expected to make plans for where they will isolate or quarantine in advance of arriving to Canada. Travellers who do not have an appropriate place in which to isolate or quarantine themselves must go to a place designated by the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada.In addition, all travellers arriving in Canada will be required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering to proceed to their final destination where they will isolate or quarantine.
Travellers arriving in Canada—whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic—cannot isolate or quarantine in a place where they would be in contact with people who are vulnerable, such as adults aged 65 years or over and people with pre-existing medical conditions.
REQUIREMENT IN SINGAPORE TO WEAR A MASK:It is now mandatory in Singapore for all persons to wear a mask when leaving their house, with some very limited exceptions (e.g. children under 2 years old, those engaging in strenuous exercise). This requirement extends to circumstances including travelling in public transport, taxis and private hire cars, walking to or within markets, and for essential workers within workplaces.This is further to the new social distancing measures as per the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020 which prohibit most gatherings of any size in public or private places including your home, as well as the requirement for at least 1m distancing in public places.
Rules are being strictly enforced, and violators face stiff penalties, including fines ranging from $300-$10,000, public prosecution, as well as termination of visas/passes and being permanently barred from working in Singapore. Canadians in Singapore are strongly encouraged to abide by local rules, and to stay informed of latest measures through official sources, including Singapore’s main Coronavirus website: https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19
UPDATE – FLIGHT OPTIONS FROM SINGAPORE TO CANADA:International flight options from Singapore to Canada are extremely limited. As of April 17 2020, the flight options noted below are scheduled from Singapore. It is our understanding that for all flights noted below, demand is high and availability is low; the High Commission cannot guarantee availability on these flights. As this information is subject to change, please verify specific flight details directly with your travel agent or the airline.
DEPARTING FROM SINGAPORE (SIN):VIA JAPAN:
• All Nippon Airways (ANA): Singapore- Tokyo (Narita) – Los Angeles – Vancouver/Toronto- 5 times/week
• Japan Airlines (JL): Singapore- Tokyo (Haneda)- Chicago- Toronto- 2 times/week
Transfers in Tokyo between Haneda and Narita Airports are no longer permitted for Canadian passport holders traveling from Singapore. In-transit passengers from Singapore must book flights that arrive and depart Tokyo on the same day from the same airport.
VIA SOUTH KOREA:
• Singapore Airlines (SQ)/Delta Airlines (DL): Singapore- Seoul- Seattle- Vancouver- 2 times/week
VIA THE MIDDLE EAST:
• Qatar Airways (QR): Singapore – Doha – Montreal – 5 times/week
• Singapore Airlines (SQ) /Air Canada (AC): Singapore – London – Toronto/Montreal- 4 times/week
• KLM: Singapore- Amsterdam – Toronto- 3 times/week
o NOTE- must possess an onward ticket to Canada to qualify for transit privileges in the Netherlands.
• Singapore Airlines (SQ): Singapore- Frankfurt- Toronto 3 times/week
• Lufthansa/Air Canada: Singapore- Frankfurt- Montreal 3 times/week
o NOTE- must possess an onward ticket to Canada to qualify for transit privileges in Germany.
VIA UNITED STATES
• Singapore Airlines (SQ)/Air Canada (AC): Singapore- Los Angeles- Toronto/Vancouver- 2 times/week
• United Airlines (UA): Singapore – Tokyo (Narita)- Los Angeles- Toronto/Vancouver- 3 times/week