For a big part of 2020, EWR and JFK were abandoned until Sept 2020 when SQ24/23 were launched as a direct SIN-JFK service. It remained the only service out of JFK until October 2021 when SQ26 between FRA-JFK was reintroduced. Now, Singapore Airlines has 2 services out of JFK just 1.5 hours apart. Although counters for SQ25 open much earlier than that of SQ23, one cannot check into SQ23 using SQ25 counters. I made the mistake of going in early. Despite being stuck on the expressway for 1.5 hours, I was 1 hour early.
Check in counter will need to sight the following:
- Pre-departure negative test result (PCR or ART done 2 days before travel)
- Vaccination status (for the VTL flight)
- Trace Together app (for Singapore residents)
They will also remind you to fill in the online health declaration form before entering Singapore.