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SINGAPORE: Singapore receives about 25 arrivals from India every day, with the overwhelming majority of passengers Singapore residents and everlasting residents, three ministries stated in a joint assertion on Sunday (Might 23).
“Currently the only passenger flights between Singapore and India are Vande Bharat flights chartered by the Indian government to bring back their citizens,” stated the Ministry of Transport (MOT), the Ministry of Overseas Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
“The Indian government also allows those who need to return to Singapore to take the outbound flight because these are the only available passenger flights into Singapore.”
All such flights at the moment function out of Terminal 1.
Vande Bharat is a programme by the Indian authorities to repatriate Indian nationals from world wide.
“These flights are operated only by Indian carriers designated by the Indian government, with the approval of the Singapore Government,” stated the ministries.
Air India and Air India Specific are among the many airways that function these repatriation flights.
“There is an average of about 180 departing passengers on these flights back to India and about 25 arrivals to Singapore each day.
“The overwhelming majority of passenger arrivals to Singapore are returning Singapore residents and everlasting residents,” stated MOT, MFA and MOM.
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India banned all worldwide passenger flights to and from Singapore in March 2020. Singapore Airways can solely function cargo flights to India.
All arriving passengers at Changi Airport should take two COVID-19 assessments on arrival – an antigen speedy check and a polymerase chain response check.
“They are escorted from disembarkation through to their dedicated transport to go to the stay-home notice facilities for 21 days,” stated the ministries.
Since Apr 24, all long-term go holders and short-term guests with current journey historical past, together with transit, to India throughout the previous 14 days haven’t been allowed entry into or transit by Singapore.