Singapore Adds Thailand, Maldives, Turkey and More to Its VTL list!

Singapore Adds Thailand, Maldives, Turkey and More to Its VTL list!

Just in time for Christmas!

New countries are joining Singapore’s ever-growing list of Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL). By mid-December, travellers from Thailand, Turkey, Maldives, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Cambodia, Fiji, and Sri Lanka can enter Singapore quarantine-free!

This bumps the current number of VTLs in Singapore to 27, including popular destinations like the UK, South Korea, Spain and Australia

What we know about the new VTLs so far

Singapore VTL with Thailand

Image credit: Tan Kaninthanond

Starting 7 Dec 2021, 10am, applications for vaccinated travel passes under the VTL will open for Thailand. Travellers from Thailand will be permitted to enter Singapore without quarantine from  14 Dec 2021. 

Cambodia, Fiji, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Turkey follow soon after with applications for travel passes opening from 10am, 9 Dec 2021. Travellers from these countries may enter Singapore under the VTL from 16 Dec 2021. 

Singapore VTL with Maldives

Image credit: Mohamed Nashah

The six VTLs will come in the wake of other new VTL launches with Indonesia, India, Kuala Lumpur, Sweden, and Finland, which will commence on 29 Nov 2021. Three more VTLs with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are slated to open from 6 Dec 2021. 

Image credit: Chelsea Gates

To be eligible for a VTL flight to Singapore, travellers will need to stay in the VTL countries for at least 14 days. With the addition of six new VTLs, Singapore has increased the daily quota of travellers allowed to enter the city-state from 10,000 to 15,000. 

Maldives, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Cambodia are under Category 2 of the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 risk classification. Thailand will be reclassified to Category 2 on 1 Dec 2021. This means that these countries are seeing lower or similar numbers of COVID-19 cases as Singapore. 

Image credit: Gareth Harrison

So, who’s excited to finally be able to travel to these places again? 

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