Global travel


Changi Airport's award-winning 'Jewel' to open for dining, camping under lockdown restrictions

Singapore’s Changi Airport, routinely voted the world’s best and a key part of the city-state’s psyche, is reinventing itself for the...


India among countries to ban flights to UK following reports of new coronavirus strain

India today announced that it had joined the list of countries that have temporarily banned flights from the United Kingdom after the...


Singapore and Vietnam working to finalise green lane travel arrangement by early 2021

The two countries are also looking to reinstate regular commercial return flights.


Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble postponed to 2021

In view of the recent rise in daily COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong, the Singapore – Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB) has been deferred to...


India restricts international flights till 31 December 31: DGCA

Following the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the world, a new order passed by the Government of India has banned scheduled...


Singapore to use iris and facial biometrics as primary identification at immigration checkpoints

Singapore is deploying iris and facial biometrics – to replace fingerprints – as the primary biometric identifiers for immigration at...


Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop flight to New York on Nov 9

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will return to New York on November 9, when it launches non-stop flights between Singapore and John F. Kennedy...


Ten unique and unusual museums you didn’t know existed in Switzerland

Known for its stunning snowcapped Alps, gorgeous lakes, the melt-in-mouth chocolates and gastronomy, Switzerland is also known for some of...


Seven architectural wonders of Switzerland

A melting pot of different cultures, Switzerland’s uniquely diverse architectural styles reflect every major trend of European...


SIA launches digital version of the Star Alliance Connection Service

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has become the launch airline for the digital version of the Star Alliance Connection Service.


Singapore to allow visitors from Vietnam and Australia from Oct 8

Over the last 28 days, Vietnam has zero local COVID-19 case, while Australia (with the exception of Victoria State) has a virus local...


Travellers from Singapore to UK no longer have to quarantine

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


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...


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.


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.


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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

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...


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...