Quarantine-Free Travel Between Singapore and South Korea From 15 Nov

Quarantine-Free Travel Between Singapore and South Korea to Start on 15 Nov

One step closer to fulfilling our K-Drama fantasies.

It’s official: Fully vaccinated individuals from Singapore can travel to South Korea from 15 Nov onwards! The best part? No quarantine will be required. 

The Transport Ministry made the announcement on Fri, 8 Oct of a new Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between the two countries to facilitate travel for fully vaccinated travellers. 

Also read: 13 Fun Facts About South Korea You Should Know About Before You Visit!

What do I need to take note of?

The VTL allows travel between Singapore’s Changi Airport and South Korea’s Incheon International Airport. Four PCR tests will be conducted pre-departure and on-arrival, replacing the mandatory quarantine and Stay-Home Notice. 

As with the other VTL schemes, fully vaccinated individuals can only fly via designated VTL flights. Also, travellers from either country are required to have stayed in their departing country at least 14 days before departure.

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Furthermore, there’ll be no restrictions for the purpose of travel, and no controlled itinerary is required either. In other words, fully vaccinated individuals are free to travel around as they wish! 

Travelling to South Korea in the new normal

At the time of writing, 83% of Singapore’s adult population and 63% in South Korea are fully vaccinated. Thus, it seems like the hope for travel to resume in this new normal is soon to become a reality. 

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After all, nothing beats finally satisfying our K-Drama fantasies by travelling to The Land of the Morning Calm! 

Also read: Squid Game Fans, Try the Dalgona Challenge at This Singaporean Cafe!

Or, while we wait for travel to South Korea to officially open, why not visit Southeast Asia’s very own Koreatowns for a glimpse of what your future trip might look like? 

What are you most looking forward to doing in South Korea? Let us know in the comments section!  

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