Singapore Airlines' business class and first class lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 2 are open once again, although you'll need a Covid-19 test to get in.
Decked out in the carrier's residential-inspired 'home away from home' design – an evolution of which is expected to be revealed in the new flagship business and first lounges at Singapore Changi T3 come December – these have been popular pre-flight options for Star Alliance passengers flying out from the T2B satellite terminal.
London is also only the second Singapore Airlines lounge location to reopen, and even then, the Changi lounges are temporary facilities ahead of that December ribbon-cutting.
The business class lounge is currently open from 6am to 9pm, and as before, welcomes any business class travellers on any Star Alliance member airline, along with frequent flyers holding a Star Alliance Gold-grade card.
The lounge's self-service buffet has been replaced by a 'hosted buffet' where guests request dishes from a selection including the likes of laksa and chicken nasi lemak; pre-plated items such as sandwiches, cakes and fruit are also available.
Next door is the smaller and more intimate first class lounge, which is open between 6am to 11am and continues to offer an à la carte meal service.
However, a new wrinkle is that anybody wanting to use the lounge must present "a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken at a recognised or accredited clinic, laboratory or medical facility within 72 hours before the scheduled departure date of your flight."
Such a PCR test is required for Singapore Airlines' flights, of course, and may also be a condition of entry to some other countries served by airlines departing from T2 – but if you're not armed with those PCR test results, then don't count on snacking on satay at the Singapore Airlines lounge.