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SIA transit passengers from Australia and NZ can now shop, access the SilverKris lounge at Changi

Travellers originating in Australia, Brunei, Vietnam and New Zealand can now escape the ‘transit holding pen’ at Changi Airport and access shops and the SilverKris lounge when flying on a connecting itinerary.

Good news for those flying on Singapore Airlines from several cities on a connecting itinerary through Changi Airport, with the carrier confirming that those boarding in countries Singapore has unilaterally opened its borders to will no longer be restricted to the Transit Holding Area.

That means freedom to roam the shops and dining options across the main transit area in Terminals 1 and 3 during a stopover.

Eligible passengers flying in Business Class, holding KrisFlyer Elite or PPS status, or Star Alliance Gold status, will also be entitled to access the SilverKris lounge in Terminal 3, one of only two SIA-operated lounges open worldwide.

Entrance to the SilverKris Business Class lounge at Changi T3. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

On 2nd November 2020, Singapore Airlines reopened its SilverKris Lounge at London Heathrow.

Who is eligible?

The new relaxed rules currently apply to travellers in transit arriving into Changi from the following countries prior to their onward connecting flight:

  • Australia (excl. Victoria State)
  • Brunei
  • New Zealand
  • Vietnam

From 6th November 2020, those in transit who boarded flights in the following countries when commencing their journey will also be eligible:

  • Australia (Victoria State)
  • China

Changi Transit passenger restrictions
(based on country of origin)