Dear Valued Clients,

Please be advised that Singapore is going into a 1 month “Circuit Breaker” mode with only essential services will be available during this period.

However, in Bass Aero, it is still Business as usual.

We standby to assist.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us below:

Tel:  +65 65557089 (24 hours Ops Line)

Email:    handling@bass.aero

Stay Home Stay Safe

 

CAAS Circular 2020/29 dated 09 April 2020

From 09 April 2020, 2359LT (09 April 2020, 1600UTC)

With effect from 09 April 2020, 2359LT (09 April, 1600UTC), the following enhanced precautionary measures will be implemented on both crew and passengers.

For Passengers

  1. Singapore has implemented additional precautionary measures to further protect Singaporeans and ring fence the risk of community transmission from imported cases of COVID-19.
  2. With effect from 9 April 2020 2359hours (Singapore time), the Singapore Government requires all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long Term Pass holders entering Singapore to serve a 14-day self-isolation at dedicated Stay-Home Notice (SHN) facilities. If there are unexpected capacity constraints due to a larger than expected number of returning Singapore residents, the dedicated SHN facilities will be prioritised for returning Singapore residents from certain regions or countries, based on risk assessment.

For Flight Crew

(This circular will supersede CAAS Circular 2020/28 with effect from 9 April 2020, 2359 hours)

  1. With effect from 9 April 2020, 2359 hours, the following measures apply to flight and cabin crew of all foreign airlines operating to Singapore:
    • Flight and cabin crew of foreign airlines, who are Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or long-term pass holders entering Singapore, will be issued with a Stay-Home Notice (SHN). Such crew must serve the SHN at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport until their next departure flight out of Singapore or for 14 days, whichever is earlier.
    • Flight and cabin crew of foreign airlines, who are not Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or long-term pass holders, will not be allowed to enter Singapore, or transit through Singapore, except under the circumstances described in paragraph 2 below.

– In CAAS Circular 2020/28 – Only crew with travel history to ASEAN countries (except Singapore)1, France, India, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States within the last 14 days must serve the SHN at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. (this will be superseded and the Crowne Plaza SHN will be applied to all crew now as above)

  1. For flights that require a layover due to flight time limitations or an aircraft-on-ground (AOG) situation in Singapore, airlines may layover their flight and cabin crew at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, subject to prior approval from CAAS. They will be issued with an SHN which shall be served until their next departure flight out of Singapore.

Please see attached and below latest clarifications by CAAS.

(this will supersede the diagram sent in earlier mails)

In Summary,

– a CAAS approval is require prior to operations into Singapore with foreigner crew. Approval will be subjected to CAAS discretion.

– turnaround is strongly encouraged for such flights (maintenance, pick and go etc.)

CAAS Circular 2020/25 dated 28 March 2020

From 29 March 2020, 2359hours (29 March, 1600UTC):

In view of the heightened risk of importation of COVID-19 cases into Singapore, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) will implement additional precautionary measures for all Long-Term Pass (LTP) holders who are entering or returning to Singapore. These include holders of the Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP), the Student’s Pass (STP), as well as those who have been granted In-Principle Approval (IPA) for a LTP.

  1. All ICA-issued Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holders, and those who have been granted IPA by ICA for LTVP, will require an approval letter of entry by ICA to gain entry into Singapore.
  2. All Student Pass (STP) holders, and those who have been granted IPA by ICA for STP, will require an approval letter of entry by MOE to gain entry into Singapore.

CAAS Circular 2020/24 dated 24 March 2020

(This CAAS Circular 2020/24 supersedes CAAS Circular 2020/11. CAAS Circular 2020/11 is no longer in force with immediate effect.)

From 27 March 2020, 0900 hours (27 March, 0100UTC)

All air crew (pilots and cabin crew) and passengers on a general aviation flight to Singapore must submit a health declaration, as required by the Director of Medical Services under the Infectious Diseases Act (IDA). The health declaration must be submitted via the SG Arrival Card e-Service before departure but no earlier than 3 days before entering Singapore. The acknowledgment received from the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) must be submitted to the ground handling agent of the flight before departure. All air crew and passengers must update their health declaration if there are any changes.

– If any air crew or passenger has indicated “Yes” to any of the declarations on having:

  1. pneumonia or COVID-19 infection;
  2. symptoms of fever and/or other symptoms of respiratory illness; or
  3. contact with any case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days,

the operator of the flight will have to operate the flight as a medical evacuation (medevac) flight, and the unwell air crew or passenger will be considered a patient. The relevant Ministry of Health (MOH) directives regarding medevac flights operating to Singapore will apply.

CAAS Circular 2020/23 dated 23 March 2020

From 27 March 2020, 0900 hours (27 March, 0100UTC), all travellers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens (SC), Permanent Residents (PR), and Long-Term Pass (LTP) holders, must submit a health declaration before proceeding with immigration clearance1. They will have to do so via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service, at https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard or the mobile application that can be downloaded for free from Apple AppStore and Google Play.

Useful Links:

Ministry Of Health (MOH) – www.moh.gov.sg

Immigration & Checkpoint Authority (ICA) – www.ica.gov.sg