Top News SIA, Scoot to stop flying transit passengers to Hong Kong By TTG Asia / Posted on 16 April, 2021 14:18 Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Scoot will stop carrying transit passengers on their flights from Singapore to Hong Kong until further notice, due to new regulatory requirements in Hong Kong. SIA’s move will take effect from Saturday, while Scoot will stop carrying transit passengers from Singapore from April 30, the airlines said in statements on Thursday (April 15). SIA, Scoot to stop carrying transit passengers from Singapore to Hong Kong following ban Both SIA and Scoot told Channel NewsAsia that their respective services from Hong Kong to Singapore remain unaffected, and that passengers originating from Hong Kong will be allowed to transfer through Singapore Changi Airport en-route to their final destinations. SIA stated that affected customers may rebook or request a refund, while Scoot said that customers who have booked transfer flights to Hong Kong will be refunded, according to the report. The move comes after SIA passenger flights departing from Singapore were banned from landing in Hong Kong from April 3 to April 16, after a passenger on SQ882 flying from Singapore to Hong Kong on March 31 tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival. In addition, three passengers on the flight had breached quarantine requirements. Meanwhile, Scoot passenger flights departing from Singapore will not be allowed to land in Hong Kong from April 16 to April 29, after TR980 arriving from Singapore to Hong Kong on April 11 carried two passengers who tested positive for Covid-19. Additionally, one passenger had also broke quarantine requirements.