Updates on 21 April 2020
- REQUIREMENT TO WEAR MASK OR FACE COVERING DURING TRAVEL TO AND WITHIN CANADA
Effective April 20, all persons travelling to and within Canada are required to demonstrate that they have the appropriate non-medical mask or face covering to cover their mouth and nose during travel. This applies to all travellers, regardless of whether they are showing any symptoms of illness. When travelling by air, travellers will be asked to cover their mouth and nose:
• at Canadian airport screening checkpoints, where the screeners cannot always keep two metres of separation between themselves and the traveller;
• when they cannot physically distance from others, or as directed by the airline employees; and
• when directed to do so by a public health order or public health official.
Aviation passengers on all flights departing or arriving at Canadian airports will also be required to demonstrate they have the necessary non-medical mask or face covering during the boarding process otherwise they will be denied boarding.
For more information see: https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2020/04/new-measures-introduced-for-non-medical-masks-or-face-coverings-in-the-canadian-transportation-system.html
We strongly encourage Canadians to obtain their face covering before departing Singapore as it will likely be very difficult to obtain one while transiting. It is the individual traveller’s responsibility to bring the required cloth face covering to the airport as they will not be provided with one if they do not have one. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s web site provides information on appropriate non-medical masks/face coverings and how to make your own: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/instructions-sew-no-sew-cloth-face-covering.html
UPDATE – FLIGHT OPTIONS FROM SINGAPORE TO CANADA:
International flight options from Singapore to Canada are extremely limited. As of April 21 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):
• All Nippon Airways (ANA): Singapore- Tokyo (Narita) – Los Angeles – Vancouver/Toronto- 5 times/week
• All Nippon Airways (ANA)/Air Canada (AC): Singapore-Tokyo (Narita) – San Francisco- Vancouver/Toronto – 3 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
• United Airlines (UA): Singapore – Tokyo (Narita)- San Francisco- Toronto 2 times/week