Singapore Launches the First Quarantine-Free Vaccinated Travel Lane in the World

Vaccinated Travel Lane Singapore

Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Singapore

The Singaporean government is making it easier to travel for those who are vaccinated. The city-state launched the first quarantine-free, Vaccinated Traveller Lanes (VTL) on Thursday 26th Aug 2021. These special lanes will facilitate fully vaccinated travellers from Germany and Brunei to enter Singapore without serving a stay home notice. Border restrictions with Hong Kong and Macao will also be eased, as eligible visitors take a COVID-19 test on arrival instead of having to serve a stay home notice in Singapore.

8th October 2021
Latest Announcement on 8th October 2021, Singapore and South Korea have agreed to launch vaccinated travel lanes (VTL) starting from 15th Nov 2021. ( Refer to the Press Release by Ministry of Transport)

9th October 2021
From 19th Oct, fully vaccinated travellers from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States will be able to enter Singapore under this arrangement, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced on Saturday (Oct 9).

What is Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) ?

This is a newly created arrangement where fully vaccinated travellers departing from Germany or Brunei Darussalam may enter Singapore without the need to serve Stay-Home Notice (SHN). The new Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangement will start on 8 September 2021. Before travelling, they will need to apply for Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP).

What is Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)?

Travellers who wish to enter Singapore via VTL, will need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP). VTP allows vaccinated travellers who are short-term visitors (including business and official travellers), or holders of Long-Term Passes (i.e. Long-Term Visit Pass, Student’s Pass, Work Pass or Dependant’s Pass) to seek entry into Singapore.

Who can apply for VTP now?

Vaccinated travellers departing from one of the following countries/regions to

From 8th September 2021 onwards

  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Germany

From 15th November 2021 onwards

  • South Korea 

From 19th October onwards:

  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Where can you buy a VTL flight

You may book a ticket on a designated VTL flight. Please refer to the respective airlines’ websites for details.

Country/
Region of Departure
Airline(s)* Operating Designated VTL Flights to Singapore
Brunei Darussalam
Canada
Denmark
Germany
France
Italy
Netherlands
Republic of Korea
Spain
United Kingdom
United States

What are the VTL Flights?

The VTL flight from the various country are listed below.

 

Country/
Region of Departure
Designated VTL Flights
Brunei Darussalam
  • Effective 8 September 2021, all RB flights to Singapore are Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights.
  • SIA flight SQ143 departing from Brunei on  Wednesday.
Canada
  • SIA flight SQ29 departing from Seattle – Vancouver on Thursday  and Saturdays
Denmark, Italy and Spain
  • SIA flight SQ353 departing from Rome – Copenhagen to Singapore on Thursday
  • SIA flight SQ379 departing from Barcelona – Milan – Singapore on Mondays, Thursday and Sunday
Germany
  • SIA flight SQ325 departing from Frankfurt on daily
  • SIA flight SQ331 departing from Munich on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Lufthansa flight LH778 departing from Frankfurt on Thursdays and Saturdays
France
  • SIA flight SQ337 departing from Paris on Monday, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays
Netherlands
  • SIA flight SQ329 departing from Amsterdam on Tuesday, Thursday,  Fridays and Saturdays
Republic of Korea
  • SIA flight SQ601 departing from Seoul on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays
  • SIA flight SQ607 departing from Seoul on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
United Kingdom
  • SIA flight SQ317 departing from Lond0n daily
United States
  • SIA flight SQ23 departing from New York daily
  • SIA flight SQ37 departing from Los Angeles daily
  • SIA flight SQ33 departing from San Francisco daily

 

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Singapore Extends Vaccinated Travel Lanes to More Countries in Cautious, Step-By-Step Manner

Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Singapore

Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) extended to nine more countries
after successful implementation of the VTL for Brunei Darussalam and Germany (Announcement from CAAS)

With close to 85% of Singapore’s population fully vaccinated and the successful implementation of the VTL for Brunei Darussalam and Germany, Singapore will extend the VTL to nine more countries in a cautious and step-by-step manner and reclaim and rebuild our status as an international aviation hub with global connectivity.

VTL for Brunei Darussalam and Germany

2.         The VTL was launched on 8 September 2021 for Brunei Darussalam and Germany. 179 travellers from Brunei Darussalam and 4,497 travellers from Germany have been issued Vaccinated Travel Passes (VTPs) for travel to Singapore (Annex A – Table 1) between 8 September and 12 November 2021. As at 8 October 2021, 2359 hours, 1,926 VTP holders from Brunei Darussalam and Germany have entered Singapore (Annex A – Table 2).

3.         Of the close to 2,000 VTP holders who entered Singapore, there have only been two imported COVID-19 cases. Both were detected at the point of arrival through their COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests; they were isolated and had no interaction with the community. The post arrival tests on Day 3 and Day 7 detected no imported cases (Annex A – Table 2). All travellers have complied with the VTL requirements and adhered to its public health measures.

Extension of VTL to More Countries

4.         With the experience and confidence gained from the VTL for Brunei Darussalam and Germany, we will extend the VTL to nine more countries: Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA) for entry into Singapore on or after 19 October 2021 and the Republic of Korea (ROK) for entry into Singapore on or after 15 November 2021.

Like Brunei Darussalam and Germany, these nine countries are classified under Category II of the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Country/Region Classification for Border Measures.

5.         Under the VTL, fully vaccinated travellers from these countries may enter Singapore without quarantine and just need to undergo COVID-19 PCR testing. The number of COVID-19 PCR tests will be reduced from four to two for VTL travellers entering Singapore on or after 19 October 2021.

They will need to undergo a pre-departure test within 48 hours before departing to Singapore and obtain a negative test result. They will also need to take an on-arrival test at Changi Airport and remain self-isolated until their test result is confirmed to be negative. They will no longer need to undergo a Day 3 and a Day 7 PCR tests. The MOH’s public health assessment is that the pre-departure test and on-arrival test provide sufficient safeguards for detecting and isolating imported COVID-19 cases. The removal of the Day 3 and Day 7 PCR tests will help reduce cost and improve convenience for VTL travellers.

6.         All travellers entering Singapore under the VTL will have to comply with the following VTL requirements:

(i)     Travel History
Effective 19 October 2021, VTL travellers must have remained in one or more of the VTL countries[1] in the last 14 consecutive days prior to departure to Singapore. The list of VTL countries includes the ROK on and after 15 November 2021. If the traveller has been in Singapore within those last 14 days, his/her stay in Singapore can be counted towards fulfilling this 14-day travel history requirement.

(ii)     Testing
All VTL travellers must take two COVID-19 PCR tests:

  • A pre-departure test within 48 hours before departing to Singapore and obtain a negative test result; and
  • An on-arrival test at Changi Airport and remain self-isolated until their test result is confirmed to be negative.

(iii)     Vaccination
All VTL travellers must have been fully vaccinated[2] and present their proof of vaccination. VTL travellers entering Singapore on or after 19 October 2021 can present vaccination certificates[3] issued in any VTL country or Singapore, regardless of which VTL country the traveller departs from. VTL travellers entering Singapore on or after 15 November 2021 can also present vaccination certificates issued in the ROK.

(iv)     Designated VTL Flights
Travellers who are travelling to Singapore under the VTL must travel into Singapore on designated VTL flights. They may transit via another VTL country[4] to take a designated VTL flight into Singapore.

Travellers who are transferring or transiting through Singapore[5] will also be allowed to travel on the designated VTL flights. These travellers must present vaccination certificates issued in any VTL country or Singapore and must have remained in one or more of the VTL countries and/or Singapore in the last 14 consecutive days prior to travelling on a designated VTL flight. Such travellers will also be required to take a pre-departure PCR test within 48 hours before departing to Singapore.

Additional Requirements for Short-Term Visitors and Long-Term Pass Holders

7.         Short-term visitors and long-term pass holders will need to apply for a VTP to enter Singapore under the VTL. Fully vaccinated Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents do not need to apply for a VTP to enter Singapore under the VTL. There will be no restrictions on the purpose of travel under the VTL arrangement and no requirement for a controlled itinerary or sponsor.

8.         Application for the VTPs will open on the following dates for fully vaccinated travellers from:

VTL Country Commencement of VTP Application Entry into Singapore
Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the USA 12 October 2021, 1000 hours (Singapore time) On or after 19 October 2021
The ROK 8 November 2021, 1000 hours (Singapore time) On or after 15 November 2021

9.         For travellers from Brunei Darussalam and Germany, the adjustments to the VTL requirements will be applicable to those who enter Singapore on or after 19 October 2021. Travellers who have paid for the Day 3 and Day 7 COVID-19 PCR tests during their VTP application but enter Singapore on or after 19 October 2021 will be refunded for these test charges.  For those entering Singapore before 19 October 2021, the existing VTL requirements will continue to apply, including the need for the Day 3 and Day 7 tests.

10.       Short-term visitors who require a visa for travel to Singapore must separately obtain a visa. They are advised to do so after receiving their VTP approval and before departing for Singapore. They must also purchase travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs, prior to travel to Singapore. These visitors must also use the TraceTogether app in Singapore to facilitate contact tracing.

11.       More details on the VTL requirements into Singapore can be found in Annex B and at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg. More details on the requirements for travel into the ROK can be found in Annex C. Travellers are also advised to check the entry requirements imposed by these places and take the necessary precautionary measures.

Safeguarding Public Health

12.       To safeguard public health in Singapore, all travellers entering Singapore must comply with the prevailing health and safe distancing measures in Singapore.

13.       As the global COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to adjust our border measures with the appropriate safeguards to ensure public health and safety. This will enable us to transition safely and confidently towards a COVID-19 resilient nation.

Reduce Immigration Wait Time

Opening to Hong Kong and Macao Travellers

1.        Short-term visitors with travel history to Hong Kong or Macao in the last 21 consecutive days prior to their departure for Singapore can apply for an Air Travel Pass (ATP) with immediate effect, for entry into Singapore on or after 26 August 2021. They will undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and will be allowed to go about their activities in Singapore if their PCR test result is negative. They will not need to serve a 7-day SHN with a COVID-19 PCR test before the end of the SHN period.

2.      From 20 August 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass holders who have spent the last 21 consecutive days in Hong Kong or Macao and returning to Singapore will similarly undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. If the result is negative, they will be allowed to go about their activities in Singapore. This is in lieu of a SHN.

3.      More details on the conditions of the ATP, application requirements and process, and Frequently Asked Questions can be found at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/.

Annex B: Summary of Vaccinated Travel Lane Requirments

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