NEW/UPDATED INFORMATION

SINGAPORE EXITS CIRCUIT BREAKER – IMPORTANT UPDATES

Singapore began a phased exit of the Circuit Breaker period on 2 June 2020. The initial phase involves the re-opening of some businesses and schools, among other measures; however, many restrictions – including prohibitions on gatherings – remain in place. Rules are being strictly enforced and violators face stiff penalties, including fines ranging from S$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

Singapore has announced the establishment of a “fast lane” agreement with China, allowing for some essential business and official travel between the two countries to resume as of June 8. More information can be found here: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-Statements-Transcripts-and-Photos/2020/06/20200603-SG-CHINA-Fast-Lane-Essential-Travel

Singapore is also in discussion with other countries regarding the resumption of essential business and official travel; however, the details of such “green lanes” remain to be determined.  Moreover, Ministers have stated that travel for leisure will take much longer to resume. Canadians, therefore, are strongly encouraged to wait for further announcements before making any travel plans that might involve (re)entry to Singapore, as there is no indication as to when travel and re-entry restrictions may be lifted.

On 20 May, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore announced that the country will gradually allow travellers to transit through Changi airport as of June 2, with stringent measures in place to ensure they do not interact with other passengers at the airport. Airlines are currently in the process of submitting applications for approval to resume transit flights.  For more information see: https://www.caas.gov.sg/who-we-are/newsroom/Detail/travelers-to-be-allowed-to-transit-through-changi-airport

UPDATE – FLIGHT OPTIONS FROM SINGAPORE TO CANADA:

International flight options from Singapore to Canada are limited. As of June 4 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. 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.

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; only Wednesday could make the connection) – Separate tickets are required
Via Frankfurt, Germany

Singapore Airlines/Air Canada: Singapore – Frankfurt 3X per week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) / Frankfurt – Toronto 3X per week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday)- This route will not be available after June 7NOTE: Must possess an onward ticket to Canada to qualify for transit privileges in Germany.

Singapore Airlines/Air Canada: Singapore – Frankfurt 3X per week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) / Frankfurt – Montreal 3X per week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday)- This route will not be available after June 7

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)
NOTE: Must possess an onward ticket to Canada to qualify for transit privileges in the Netherlands

Via Doha, Qatar

Qatar Airways: Singapore – Doha 4X per week Monday, 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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