Overseas travellers will gradually be allowed to transit through Changi Airport from June 2, 2020, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced on May 20.
CAAS said in a media release: "This is part of Singapore’s strategy to gradually reopen air transport to meet the needs of our economy and our people, whilst ensuring sufficient safeguards for safe travel."
Currently, foreign passengers are only allowed to transit through Singapore if they are on repatriation flights arranged by their governments.
CAAS said "stringent measures" will be put in place to ensure that the transit passengers do not mix with other passengers at Changi Airport.
Transit passengers will remain in designated facilities in the transit area.
Airport staff will also be required to wear personal protective equipment when interacting with passengers.
Existing precautionary measures, such as safe distancing, temperature taking for passengers and staff, will continue to be enforced.
Airlines should submit their proposals for transfer lanes through Changi Airport to CAAS.
The aviation authority said the proposals will be evaluated taking into account aviation safety, public health considerations, as well as the health of passengers and air crew.