The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has
confirmed that they will implement additional measures for
business aviation aircraft that operate into Singapore.
Effective 23:59 on 12 March 2020, all air crew
(pilots and cabin crew) and passengers on business aviation
aircraft will be required to make a health declaration under the
Infectious Diseases Act before they are permitted to depart for
If any air crew member or passenger declares
themselves to be unwell, the operator of the flight will be
instructed to operate the flight as a medical evacuation (medevac)
flight, and the unwell crew member or passenger will be considered
A person is defined unwell if:
(i) the person has fever i.e. temperature 37.5C or
(ii) the person has pneumonia or respiratory
symptoms of any degree of severity, including cough, runny nose,
sore throat, shortness of breath.
All patients arriving on medevac flights are
required to be tested negative for COVID19 at the source country
before they are permitted to fly to Singapore.
They would also
need to have a hospital in Singapore to receive them. A risk
assessment of the patient must be provided to the receiving
hospital. This applies also to patients who appear to have
conditions that are non-infectious.
Business aviation aircraft passengers and
air crew members on non-medevac flights who exhibit fever and/or
other symptoms of respiratory illness upon arrival and who are
non-Singapore residents will not be allowed to enter Singapore.
The aircraft will be required to turn around as soon as
practicable, bearing in mind medical and flight safety.
Singaporeans (SC), Permanent Residents (PR) and Long-term Pass
(LTP) holders arriving on these flights will be required to go
through the current arrival screening process which may include a
COVID19 swab test before entering Singapore.
Air crew and passengers of business aviation
aircraft who make false declarations can be prosecuted under
Singapore law, including the Infectious Diseases Act. The
penalties for such false declarations include imprisonment and/or