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."


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.


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...


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...


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.


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.


Travellers can transit through Changi Airport from June 2

Singapore will be allowing travelers to transit through Changi Airport with effect from June 2.


SIA reports first full-year loss as demand collapses amid COVID-19

For the financial year ending March 31, 2020, Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group reported a net loss of SGD 212 million, a reversal from the SGD...


Changi Airport Terminal 4 to temporarily suspend operations amid COVID-19 pandemic

Airlines currently based in T4 will operate out of Terminals 1 or 3 instead. Stores and restaurants in T4 will close and the shuttle bus...


Changi Airport named world's best for 8th year running

Singapore Changi Airport has been voted by customers as the World's Best Airport for the eighth consecutive time at the 2020 World Airport...


Two special flights to operate from UAE to India on May 7

Two special flights to operate from UAE to India on May 7 2020. as the Government of India undertakes the massive task of repatriating them...


All travellers to Singapore to declare health status from March 27

This new entry requirement is an additional precautionary measure to mitigate the risk of importation of COVID-19 into Singapore.


Indian missions lend helping hand to ensure compatriots reach home safely amidst COVID-19 outbreak

Indian missions are helping fellow citizens world over, who are affected by travel restrictions due to COVID-19.


Scoot to suspend most of its network due to ongoing COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in significantly reduced travel demand and increasingly restrictive border control measures being imposed...


Singapore Airlines to cut 96% of capacity, grounds majority of its fleet

Around 138 SIA and SilkAir aircraft will be grounded out of the airline's total fleet of 147, amid "the greatest challenge that the SIA...


All short-term visitors to be banned from entering Singapore

This ban – which will be in place from 11.59pm on March 22, also acts to conserve resources in order to focus on Singapore residents,...


Saudi Arabia suspends domestic public travel and outer courtyard prayers in Mecca, Medina due to COVID-19

Saudi Arabia suspends domestic flights, trains, buses and taxis and entry and prayers in the outer courtyards of the two holy mosques in...


India battles COVID-19 - bans all international flights, advises work from home and imposes other measures

India remains in Stage 2 of the COVID-19 outbreak with no evidence yet of local transmission but the Indian government is leaving no stone...


Qantas slashes all international flights till end May, standing down most employees

Australian airline Qantas and its budget arm JetStar are cutting all scheduled international flights from late March till end of May 2020.


SIA to suspend 50% capacity till end April amid COVID-19 spread

The carrier will operate only 50 per cent of the capacity that had been originally scheduled up to end-April.


SHN will not be paid leave for those who choose to travel: Minister Lawrence Wong

The employer will also not be entitled to claim the SGD 100 allowance that the Singapore government had previously put in place to help...


As COVID-19 hits aviation industry, Scoot offers refund options to customers

The refunds, in the form of Scoot travel vouchers, will be processed within 30 business days.


SIA and Scoot offer flexible rebooking for customers amid COVID-19 travel cancellations

In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced that it is waiving all rebooking fees for tickets issued on or...


Singapore advises against all non-essential travels, bans short-term visitors from 7 countries

A mandatory 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) will also be issued to all incoming residents and long-term pass holders from Mainland China...