NEW/UPDATED INFORMATION

SINGAPORE EXITS CIRCUIT BREAKER – IMPORTANT UPDATES – PHASE 2
Singapore began a phased exit of the Circuit Breaker period on 2 June 2020, and is set to enter Phase 2 of re-opening on Friday, 19 June. Many businesses and recreational facilities will be re-opened, and small gatherings of up to 5 pax will be permitted. However, many pre-existing restrictions remain in place, including the requirement for social distancing. Rules will continue to be 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

For the full text of the MOH News Release on Phase 2 of the re-opening, which includes details on what will and will not be permitted during Phase 2, please see: https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/moving-into-phase-two-of-re-opening

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS ON TRAVEL AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CANADIANS SEEKING TO RE-ENTER SINGAPORE AFTER TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY:

Some updates regarding travel have been announced this week, including:

– Singapore plans to gradually allow for more long-term pass holders to return

– Those (re)entering Singapore will be required to pay for their own COVID-19 tests and for the costs of their 14-day Stay-At-Home (SHN) in a designated facility. There are some limited exemptions for travellers from certain countries (not including Canada).

– For detailed information on all of the above, see here: https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/gradual-re-opening-of-travel-and-changes-to-border-measures

Canadians please note: While Singapore has announced plans to allow for more long-term pass holders to return, there is no clear indication of how long this will take. In addition, it is possible that Singapore will prioritize the re-entry of some pass holders over others (e.g. those in essential services/sectors could be prioritized). Further, all individuals will have to secure permission of local authorities before they commence their journey to Singapore. Those who do not obtain the relevant permission are likely to be denied entry by the Government of Singapore.

In addition, Singaporean authorities continue to emphasize that travel for leisure will take a long time before resuming. While Singapore has established a green lane with China for essential business and official travel and is in discussion with other countries, there is no such plan in place for Canada at this time.

In the circumstances, if you are currently in Singapore and are contemplating travel outside of the country and then re-entering, please ensure you are fully aware of the implications and risks; e.g. the need to obtain approval for re-entry and the possibility that this permission may not be granted. It is the prerogative of the Government of Singapore to determine its entry requirements and the High Commission is not in a position to assist Canadians with re-entry. For more information on border control measures in place in Singapore, please refer to: https://www.ica.gov.sg/covid-19

UPDATE – FLIGHT OPTIONS FROM SINGAPORE TO CANADA

International flight options from Singapore to Canada are limited. As of 18 June  2020, the flight options noted below are scheduled from Singapore. The High Commission cannot guarantee availability on these flights. There may be additional flight options not listed below; as this information is subject to change, please verify specific flight details directly with your travel agent or the airline.
Please note: Some countries require passing through immigration when transiting. For information on countries’ current entry requirements, please visit IATA’s website at https://www.iata.org/.

The High Commission of Canada is aware that airlines may be selling tickets on-line that they are not able to honour. The High Commission recommends contacting airlines directly or working through a reputable travel agent.

DEPARTING FROM SINGAPORE (SIN):

Via Tokyo (Narita), Japan

All Nippon Airways/Air Canada:
Singapore – Narita 3X per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Narita – Vancouver 5X per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday)- Separate tickets are required

All Nippon Airways/American Airlines:
Singapore – Narita 3X per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Narita – Vancouver 1X per week  – Separate tickets are required

Singapore Airlines/American Airlines:
Singapore – Narita 3X per week (Thursday, Saturday, Sunday)
Narita – Vancouver 1X per week  – Separate tickets are required

Singapore Airlines/Japan Airlines:
Singapore – Narita 3X per week Thursday, Saturday, Sunday)
Narita – Vancouver 1X per week (Saturday)

Via Incheon, South Korea

Korean Air/Air Canada:
Singapore – Incheon 2X per week Wednesday, Friday)
Incheon – Vancouver 5X per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) – Separate tickets are required

Korean Air:
Singapore – Incheon 2X per week Wednesday, Friday)
Incheon – Vancouver 4X per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)

Singapore Airlines/Air Canada:
Singapore – Incheon 2X per week Wednesday, Saturday)
Incheon – Vancouver 5X per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) – Separate tickets are required. Note: Short connection time of 1h 5m

Singapore Airlines/Korean Air:
Singapore – Incheon 2X per week Wednesday, Saturday)
Incheon – Vancouver 4X per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) – Separate tickets are required

Via Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss Airlines/Air Canada:
Singapore – Zurich 2X per week (Monday, Wednesday)
Zurich – Toronto 4X per week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday)- Separate tickets are required.

Singapore Airlines/Air Canada:
Singapore – Zurich 3X per week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
Zurich – Toronto 4X per week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday)- Separate tickets are required.

Via Frankfurt, Germany

Singapore Airlines/Air Canada:
Singapore – Frankfurt 3X per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Frankfurt – Toronto (Daily) – Separate tickets are required. NOTE: Must possess an onward ticket to Canada to qualify for transit privileges in Germany.

Singapore Airlines/Air Canada:
Singapore – Frankfurt 3X per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Frankfurt – Montreal (Daily) – Separate tickets are required. NOTE: Must possess an onward ticket to Canada to qualify for transit privileges in Germany.

Via London, England

Singapore Airlines/Air Canada:
Singapore – London 3X per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
London – Toronto 3X per week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)

Via Amsterdam, Netherlands

KLM Royal Dutch:
Singapore – Amsterdam 3X per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday)
Amsterdam – Toronto 3X per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday)

Via Doha, Qatar

Qatar Airways:
Singapore – Doha 3X per week ( Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
Doha – Montreal 4X per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)

Via Los Angeles, USA

Singapore Airport/Air Canada:
Singapore – Los Angeles 3X per week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
Los Angeles – Vancouver 3X per week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday)

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Singapore – Los Angeles 3X per week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
Los Angeles – Vancouver 3X per week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday)