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Singapore Airlines launches experiences and tours in place of flights to nowhere

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched the Discover Your Singapore Airlines suite of experiences, comprising three exciting and all-new...

Singapore

Travellers from Singapore to UK no longer have to quarantine

The United Kingdom (UK) has added Singapore and Thailand to its Travel Corridor list.

Covid-19

STB partners travel company Klook to launch SGD2 million domestic marketing campaign

As part of the efforts under STB's SingapoRediscovers campaign, the seven-month partnership will start in September.

Singapore

India on US' 'do not travel' list due to COVID-19 cases spike

The United States has kept India in its list of countries under ‘do not travel’ advisories due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but took...

Covid-19

Singapore Airlines Group cuts around 4,300 positions

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group announced on Thursday, September 10, that it will be cutting around 4,300 positions across its airlines.

Corporate

International passenger flights to India to remain suspended till September 30

India had announced the suspension of international passenger flights on March 23 in view of the growing coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19

Delhi to London by bus? Indian company announces unique journey

The journey will be undertaken in a special 20-seater bus, equipped with business class seats and the company will also take care of the...

Travel

India in talks with 13 countries to establish bilateral air bubble agreements: Civil Aviation Minister

The bilateral air bubble agreements allow airlines of both countries to operate international flights with certain restrictions.

Covid-19

Singapore and Malaysia launch dual-currency card for cross-border travel

Singapore's EZ-Link and Malaysia's Touch ‘n Go have launched Southeast Asia’s first dual-currency cross-border contactless smart card,...

Singapore

Indian government allows tourist visa holders to fly to UAE, US, UK and Canada under air bubble agreement

This includes those with tourist, business, student and transit visas.

Travel

Indian Home Ministry allows OCI cardholders from air bubble nations to travel to India

The Indian Home Ministry has given permission for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders from countries with which air bubble...

Covid-19

Incoming travellers serving stay-home notice outside of facilities in Singapore to wear electronic monitoring device

Upon arrival in Singapore, travellers serving their SHN at their place of residence will be issued an electronic monitoring device at the...

Singapore

Singapore Airlines reports SGD1 billion net loss in 2020Q1

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group reported a 99.5 per cent decline in passenger carriage during the first quarter of the 2020/2021 financial...

Singapore

Emirates to cover COVID-19 medical expenses and quarantine costs in industry first

This cover is provided free of cost to all Emirates customers regardless of class of travel or destination.

Covid-19

Singapore Airlines raises another SGD750 million from secured financing

In total, the national carrier has raised SGD1.65 billion from secured financing since the start of financial year 2020/2021.

Covid-19

Singapore launches SDG45 million campaign to spur local consumption of lifestyle and tourism offerings

Titled "SingapoRediscovers", the campaign is a joint initiative by Enterprise Singapore (ESG), Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) and...

Singapore

Those with recent travel history to Australia's Victoria state, Japan and Hong Kong to serve SHN in dedicated facilities: Lawrence Wong

Given the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in various places, Singapore is changing the requirements for travellers with recent travel history...

Covid-19

Visa applications for UK, UAE and 9 other countries to reopen in India in July

Travellers will also be able to apply for visas for Belarus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, South Korea and...

Global

EU reopens borders to 15 countries; Singapore, India, UAE and US not on the list

The list is legally non-binding and the EU said member states "remain responsible for implementing the content of the recommendation."

Covid-19

Government further eases restrictions on OCI cardholders’ entry into India

The new rules easing restrictions on the entry of OCI cardholders as well as certain foreign nationals were issued last week.

Covid-19

SIA enhances health and safety measures as air travel looks to restart

From June 8, all airlines in the SIA Group will provide travellers with a Care Kit that includes a surgical mask, anti-bacterial hand wipes...

Covid-19

Singapore to launch green lane for international travel, beginning with China

As Singapore eases circuit breaker measures, it is also looking to restoring some of the people flows between countries via Reciprocal Green...

Covid-19

Our 65-day forced vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has hit the world far harder than anyone could have expected. And for this correspondent it has been no different. My...

Covid-19 Analysis & Commentary

Indian government extends Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2 till mid-June

Launched on May 7, the Vande Bharat Mission is hoping to evacuate another 1,00,000 Indians by June 13.

Covid-19

Indian government announces easing of certain visa, travel restrictions for OCI card holders

On March 18 the government had suspended the visa-free entry facility granted to OCI card holders due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Covid-19