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Dhaka-Singapore flights resume Thursday

  • Published at 11:54 pm October 27th, 2021
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File photo: People at a viewing gallery of the Changi Airport in Singapore October 12, 2020 Reuters

Singapore recently removed Bangladesh from its travel restriction list

Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Singapore Airlines are set to resume flights between Dhaka and Singapore from Thursday after a pandemic-induced hiatus of nearly six months.

Biman made the announcement on Wednesday while Singapore Airlines on Thursday.
Singapore Airlines will operate five flights  a week — on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Singapore Airlines last operated a flight on the route on May 16, said Rifat Kader, head of sales and marketing of the airline’s office in Dhaka.

Singapore recently decided to resume flights to and from six South Asian countries including Bangladesh from Wednesday.

Biman will operate its flights only on Thursdays from October 28 to November 12, and on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from November 13, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

The national flag carrier last operated a Singapore flight on May 4. However, passengers were allowed to come to Bangladesh from Singapore.

Biman’s weekly flight will leave Dhaka for Singapore at 8:30am local time and depart from Singapore at 3:50pm local time.

Also Read- Singapore removes Bangladesh from travel restriction list

Bangladeshis must obtain a permit to enter Singapore authorities and receive an approved Covid-19 vaccine before travelling to the Southeast Asian country.

Passengers will be able to visit Singapore 14 days after taking two doses of either Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Sinopharm, or Sinovac vaccines, or a single-dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Passengers over the age of 12 must have a Covid-19 test and negative certificate within a maximum of 48 hours before departure.

Upon arrival in Singapore, passengers must stay in hotel quarantine for 10 days. On the third and seventh day of quarantine, antigen rapid tests should be conducted at one's own cost. 

On the 10th day, a Covid-19 rt-PCR test should be done at one's own expense.

If traveling for a short period of time, passengers will have to undergo Covid-19 check-in at Changi Airport, for which online registration and fees have to be paid in advance.

Before going to Singapore, passengers need to download the Trace Together app on their mobile phones. No outsider can enter Singapore Airport to greet passengers.

If unvaccinated, incoming passengers will have to quarantine for 14 days.

In case of any Covid-19 symptoms during medical check-ups after landing at Dhaka airport, incoming passengers will have to stay in institutional quarantine at their own expense at a government-designated hotel.

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