Transit in Singapore

Customers transiting through Singapore Changi Airport can learn more about the transit requirements and experience here. Please note that the transit time in Singapore must not exceed 48 hours.

You should also read the information provided by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore.

Before you book

Transit passenger eligibility

Singapore is open to all transit travellers with no specific regulations or requirements. However, to ensure you have a smooth transit experience, please check the ICA page on qualifying as a transit passenger, and possible foreign requirements.  

Flying from your departure city

Pre-departure Covid-19 test no longer required

Travellers, including Singapore citizens and permanent residents, transiting through Singapore will no longer be required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test. This is only applicable to passengers who are fully vaccinated as determined by the World Health Organisation.

Pre-departure Covid-19 tests are also not required for travellers aged 2 and below (as of calendar year). Please note that while infants are exempted from the pre-departure test requirement to transit through Singapore, they may still be required to produce a valid negative Covid-19 test certificate if it is required for entry into their planned destination.

Complete pre-departure health declaration

You may be screened for signs of illnesses and asked to declare your health status at your departure airport. If you are exhibiting any symptoms of respiratory illnesses, you will not be allowed on board.

Face mask

You are no longer required to wear face masks on all Air New Zealand operated flights, though you are welcome to do so at your discretion.

However, you may still be required to wear face masks on flights operated by other airlines or at your final destination. Please check the relevant websites to be sure.

Transiting at Singapore Changi Airport

Transit area & lounge access

There are no restrictions for transit passengers at Changi Airport, whether in the transit areas or lounges.

Medical symptoms

You will be attended to by the medical staff if you have any of the following symptoms during transit: fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, anosmia, or shortness of breath.

Arriving at your destination

Arriving in Singapore

If your final destination is Singapore, please remember to complete the SG Arrival Card before checking in at the airport. It is also a good practice to keep a safe distance in the immigration queues and at the baggage claim area.

Disembarking elsewhere

Upon arriving at your final destination, please remember to practise safe distancing in the immigration queues and at the baggage claim area.

For further information on transiting through Singapore Changi Airport, please click here.