Global travel


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...


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,...


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...


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...


Airfare to India from UAE plunges due to coronavirus

Coronavuirus fears have resulted in a significant drop in demand for air-tickets from the UAE to India as well as to other sectors.