Singapore Airlines Lounge London Heathrow Reopens With Strange Rule

Singapore Airlines just reopened their lounge at London Heathrow Airport. This is great news for Star Alliance passengers.
Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Heathrow - T2 reopens

Singapore Airlines opened this week its SilverKris Lounge in London Heathrow Terminal 2 to Star Alliance Airlines. With modified procedures, the airline has reopened the first and business classes sections of the lounge.

A la carte dining is available in the first class section.

A hosted buffet is available in the business section of the lounge.

Singapore Airlines First Class Lounge Heathrow

Although Singapore remains closed to visitors, the move comes after a rise in the schedule of Singapore Airlines UK. Singapore has been added to the UK's Green List to allow for travel.

All Star Alliance First & Business Class passengers as well as Star Alliance Gold members are welcome to the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge. The best part is that it is the only Star Alliance lounge that is open in T2B. Both the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, and the United Club are closed.

You would think this lounge would be very busy with Star Alliance flyers. But, there is one thing.

The United Club Heathrow remains closed

Access to lounges requires a negative positive PCR test

To be allowed into the Singapore Airlines Lounge London Heathrow guests must submit a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours of their travel. This is in accordance with Singapore's entry requirements. However, the lounge presumably intends to serve many passengers travelling on Star Alliance partners to other destinations (afterall, it's a significant revenue source for the airline).

Many destinations don't require a coronavirus testing (especially for those who have been vaccinated) or require only a rapid antigen test. I feel like this testing restriction would prevent many travelers from traveling to other destinations.

This makes me wonder:

Singapore Airlines realized that not all passengers have negative PCR tests.

Is this not the airline's goal or does it think that this will reduce passenger numbers?

This policy will be applied to all other Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounges located at outstations in the future.

To me, the restriction seems quite arbitrarious. Singapore Airlines passengers will be able to interact with other passengers who have not had PCR tests in all areas of the terminal. So why is the special cut for the lounge?

I'm curious how long this policy will last.

Many travelers will be denied entry if they fail to meet the testing requirements.

Bottom line

Star Alliance flyers will be happy to hear that the Singapore Airlines Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2 is now open. Star Alliance passengers will love this lounge, as it is the only Star Alliance lounge in T2B.

Singapore Airlines requires that you pass a negative PCR test to be allowed into the lounge. This will likely result in many people being denied entry. I'm not sure if this is an error that can be quickly fixed or if it is intentional.

How do you feel about the Singapore Airlines Lounge LHR Reopening? Do you believe the testing requirement will be adhered to?