Travel to and via Singapore
Travelling has changed, and you may need to do a little more planning and preparation before take-off. Ensure you check and comply with all airline and government travel requirements before arriving at the airport.
Last updated: 6 July 2022
The Singapore Government no longer requires fully vaccinated travellers and children aged 12 years or below (per calendar year) to take a COVID-19 pre-departure test. You must still ensure you meet the requirements of any other countries you're travelling to or transiting through, as well as the airline you are travelling with.
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All passengers on international flights operated by Qantas are required to be fully vaccinated (some exceptions for children and medical exemptions apply). In accordance with Australian Government guidelines, a traveller is not fully vaccinated unless at least 7 full calendar days have elapsed since the last dose of vaccine in a course of immunisation. Learn more about our vaccination requirements.
Customers with a COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption must submit their documentation to Qantas before your flight. We're not able to process exemptions at the airport on your day of departure. See more on applying for clearance to travel.
This requirement relates to flights operated by Qantas on a Qantas aircraft, including those booked via another airline or third-party travel arranger. If you're travelling on a Qantas codeshare flight which is operated by another airline on their aircraft, you'll need to contact them directly to understand and meet their requirements.
You should always check the vaccination requirements for the country you're travelling to, and comply with the most stringent requirements that apply to your trip.
You'll be required to present proof of vaccination at the airport.
Before booking and before departure, ensure you check the latest SingaporeOpens external site in a new window and AustralianOpens external site government conditions for travel, including any applicable Australian State Government restrictions and requirements, which may include mandatory travel and health declarations, vaccinations, use of face masks, and immigration and entry requirements (which may include renewing your passport, or applying for a visa), or you could be denied entry. This information is subject to change and we recommend you check these websites frequently for any updates.
Singapore has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccinated Travel FrameworkOpens external site in a new window to facilitate the resumption of travel. This new travel framework replaces previous SafeTravel Lanes such as the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), and applies to all travellers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents.
If you're fully vaccinated
- Check if you're considered fully vaccinatedOpens external site in a new window according to the Singapore Government guidelines, which includes completing a course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive. Children aged 12 years (as of calendar year) and under are excepted.
- Have valid evidenceOpens external site in a new window of your vaccination status. You'll need approved documentation for travel, which includes a recognised digitally verifiable vaccination certificate, or a vaccination certificate written in English (or accompanied with a notarised English translation).
- Ensure you have the required documentation and approvals for entry as required (which may include Entry Visa, work permit, and passport with at least 6 months validity)
- Complete and submit your SG Arrival CardOpens external site in a new window (SGAC) up to 3 days before your arrival in Singapore. The SGAC is a simple and free arrival declaration of your travel and health details. You should defer your trip if you've experienced the onset of any COVID-19 symptoms in the 7 days before departure. This may include fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, loss of taste or smell.
- Download and use the TraceTogether appOpens external site in a new window and register your profile to aid contact tracing. You must actively use the app, or rent a TraceTogether token for S$13, during your stay in Singapore. Only travellers aged 6 or below (in the calendar year) are exempted from installing TraceTogether or collecting a token.
If you're not fully vaccinated
For travellers aged 13 and above who are are not considered fully vaccinated, or cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, refer to the checklist for entry to SingaporeOpens external site in a new window for information on seeking approval to travel, pre-departure testing and isolation requirements.
Transiting through Singapore
All travellers are allowed to transit through Singapore as long as they meet the entry requirements of their final destination.
Transit travellers refer to those who are connecting onto an onward flight to another country via Singapore without clearing arrival immigration. Singapore does not require COVID-19 tests, travel visas or entry approvals for transit travellers, however you must your flights are booked on a single itinerary.
Travellers who intend to clear arrival immigration to enter Singapore, or booked separate flights under different itineraries which requires them to enter Singapore to collect baggage and check-in again for the connecting flight, are not considered transit travellers. You must ensure you meet all the entry requirements for Singapore as detailed in the section above.
Passengers must check the requirements for each country you're travelling to or through, including whether transit travellers are accepted for entry.
Before you depart, ensure you check all government requirementsOpens external site. Some countries have restrictions around acceptance of transit passengers (for example, some countries only permit you to travel on direct flights) or other requirements (including vaccinations, entry approvals or visas, and pre-departure testing).
Please note: COVID-19 pre-departure tests are not available in the transit area of Singapore Changi Airport.
Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR
You cannot transit through Singapore to a destination in Mainland China or Hong Kong SAR. Services from Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR to Singapore remain unaffected. Passengers departing from Mainland China or Hong Kong will be allowed to transfer through Singapore Changi Airport en route to their final destinations.
If you're unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons or you return a positive pre-departure COVID-19 test result, you may still be able to travel with us in some circumstances:
- Vaccination exemptions: You can request a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition that prevents you from being vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. If approved, you'll also be required to show proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test when you check-in.
- Prior positive medical clearance: If you've previously had a COVID-19 infection, you may be able to apply for medical clearance based on a past positive infection, provided you're no longer infectious and don’t have any symptoms. Check the government requirements to see if they permit exceptions for past positive infections, for any countries you're travelling to or transiting through, before submitting your request to us.
See more information on how to request COVID-19 vaccination exemptions and past positive medical clearance.
Keep up to date with the latest requirements
It’s important to continue to check the relevant government websites for the latest travel requirements, as these may change closer to your departure date and more information may become available.
Inflight and airport services
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