Changi Airport reopens Terminals 1 and 3 to the public with additional safeguards

posted on 27th August 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Changi Airport reopens Terminals 1 and 3 to the public with additional safeguards

Singapore Changi Airport will reopen Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 3 (T3) to the public on 1 September 2021, with additional safeguards to protect travellers, airport workers and members of the public who visit the airport.

These include restricting the use of the Arrival Halls to arriving passengers and professional meet-and-greet services to minimise interaction between arriving passengers and local residents.

A new dedicated dining area has also been set up at T3 Basement 2 (T3B2) next to the Kopitiam food court just for airport staff, to minimise their interaction with the public.

The air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems at the terminals have also been enhanced.

Over the past few months, Changi has stepped up safety measures and added layers to its existing COVID-19 defences, to keep passengers and visitors safe and to protect airport workers.

Mr Han Kok Juan, Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), said: “We are satisfied with the safeguards put in place by Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the airport community for the reopening of Terminals 1 and 3.

“As Singapore takes cautious steps to further reopen our borders, we need to ensure that Changi Airport remains a safe airport for travellers coming into and transiting through Singapore, airport workers and the general public.

“CAAS will continue to actively review safety protocols at the airport based on an assessment of risks and the prevailing COVID-19 situation.”

Mr Lee Seow Hiang, Chief Executive Officer of CAG said: “Ensuring the health and safety of passengers, visitors and airport staff remains the top priority for CAG.

“With the reopening of Changi Airport’s terminals to visitors, we continue to work with the authorities and our airport partners to put in place and maintain multiple layers of safety measures.

“We hope this assures all airport users and instills a high sense of confidence among them.

“For the airport community who have rallied with us over the past few months, we want to thank them for their perseverance and determination to keep Changi safe for all.”