Singapore Airlines will no longer require face masks to be worn on all flights as of Monday August 29, in line with an easing of restrictions by the city-state’s government.
This will also see masks become optional rather than mandatory at Changi Airport and its lounges.
“With effect from 29 August 2022, customers are not required to wear face masks on board flights, unless they are travelling to or from destinations that require a face mask,” Singapore Airlines said in a statement.
And that list of destinations is admittedly a mixed bag, due to the varying rules of each country.
No masks need to be worn on Singapore Airlines flights to and from the USA, the UK, France, Switzerland, Thailand and New Zealand, for example.
Masks will still be required Singapore Airlines flights to Australia, but not from Australia.
And masks will for now remain must-wear apparel on flights to and from Canada, Germany, India, South Korea and Spain.
In other words: you might be best to pack a mask regardless... at least you’ll have the option to whip that mask off as soon as you step off the plane at Changi Airport.