British Airways’ first passenger flight between Singapore and Sydney since April 2020 will take to the skies on 28 March 2022.
The daily stopover service will allow customers to travel to and from Singapore to Sydney. Following the news that Australia is reopening its borders to fully vaccinated international travellers, the resumption of the route will enable people in the UK and Australia to reunite with loved ones following a long period of separation caused by Covid-19.
Whether visiting friends or family, starting a new term at university or simply taking a short break to discover Sydney’s famous Opera House, Bondi Beach and the Blue Mountain National Park, you can fly in comfort with British Airways.
- Schedule effective from 27 March but may be subject to change.
- Effective 03 April Australia Daylight Saving Time ends. Arrival/Departure time to/from Sydney will be set back by one hour.
- *next day arrival.
Customers booking with British Airways can do so with absolute confidence, thanks to the airline’s flexible booking policy, and are able to exchange their booking for a voucher or move their dates without incurring a change fee. British Airways’ online Covid hub includes information on flexible bookings, testing, how to use a voucher and what the British Airways flying experience looks like for those that haven’t travelled for some time.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has removed the pre-departure test requirements for all passengers transferring or transiting through Singapore week effective 21 February 2022. Arriving passengers in Singapore no longer need to perform an on-arrival PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test at Changi Airport and the seven-day ART testing after arrival will also cease.
Instead, they will have up to 24 hours from their entry into Singapore to take a supervised self-swab (SSS) Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at one of the testing centres located across Singapore. This will not only help reduce costs but will also enhance customer convenience.
Prior to travel, customers will also receive details of how they can prepare for their journey, including information on discounted testing providers.
British Airways cleans all key surfaces including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables after every flight and each aircraft is completely cleaned from nose to tail every day. The air on all flights is fully recycled once every two to three minutes through HEPA filters, which remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with over 99.9% efficiency, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards.
The airline has also partnered with Dettol to offer a range of products to keep its customers and colleagues safe in the air and on the ground.
To help customers navigate the changing entry requirement and facilitate a seamless journey, customers can choose to download the VeriFLY app before departing to London. The digital health app allows customers to combine their travel verification documents and Covid-19 test results in one place and confirming their eligibility with a few simple steps.