The Government of Singapore has extended the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) to nine more countries, including Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, UK, USA, Canada and Spain, effective from 19 October 2021. Fully vaccinated travellers against COVID-19 will be able to depart these countries to enter Singapore with a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP). Applications for the VTPs will open on 12 October 2021 at 04:00 CET (10:00 Singapore time).
The travel pass will allow visitors entry into Singapore without the requirement to undergo the usual 10-day quarantine. Requests to obtain the Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) must be made between 7 and 30 calendar days prior to travellers’ intended date of entry into Singapore and applications can be made via the SafeTravel website.
Unvaccinated children aged 12 and below will also be allowed to travel into Singapore from countries under the Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme from 19 October 2021, when accompanied by an adult on the scheme. Children will need to undergo pre-departure and on- arrival polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, with children aged two and below exempt from the testing requirements.
As the global situation constantly evolves, Singapore will continue to update its entry conditions, ensuring that any steps taken are in line with the measures put in place by the city- state to be Covid-resilient while allowing for a gradual recovery of tourism.
Carrie Kwik, Executive Director Europe at Singapore Tourism Board commented, “We are delighted to welcome back visitors from the Europe, a source market for inbound tourism to Singapore. Following months of resilience, preparation, and innovation, we are ready for visitors to experience a reimagined Singapore with new hotels, sightseeing tours and attractions which we hope will inspire travel desire in repeat and first-time visitors to Singapore. With over 32,000 establishments in Singapore certified SG Clean, providing assurance of the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene, visitors can also experience Singapore safely and with peace of mind.
The combination of our efforts along with the launch of the Vaccinated Travel Lane means that more visitors from the Europe can look forward to experiencing a reimagined journey to discovery in Singapore.” All travellers entering Singapore under the VTL will have to comply with the following requirements:
Effective 19 October 2021, VTL travellers must have remained in one or more of the VTL countries1 in the last 14 consecutive days prior to departure to Singapore. 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.
All VTL travellers must take two COVID-19 PCR tests:
All VTL travellers must have been fully vaccinated and present their proof of vaccination (e.g. EU Digital COVID Certificates). VTL travellers entering Singapore on or after 19 October 2021 can present vaccination certificates issued in any VTL country or Singapore, regardless of which VTL country the traveller departs from. An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after he or she has received the full regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca or other World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing vaccines. More details can be found here.
Travellers who are travelling to Singapore under the VTL must travel into Singapore on designated VTL flights. They may transit via another VTL country to take a designated VTL flight into Singapore.
(Paris – Singapore) Starting 20 October 2021, Singapore Airlines (SQ337) will operate four times weekly as the designated VTL flight from Paris to Singapore. Between 20 – 29 October 2021, the flight will depart every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from Paris at 12:00pm, arriving at Changi Airport at 6.50am (+1).
(Amsterdam – Singapore) Starting 19 October 2021, Singapore Airlines (SQ329) will operate four times weekly as the designated VTL flight from Amsterdam to Singapore. Between 19 – 30 October 2021, the flight will depart every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Amsterdam at 11:15am, arriving at Changi Airport at 5:55am (+1).
Full details about the Vaccinated Travel Pass can be found here.
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