Singapore Expands Vaccinated Travel Lanes With Eight More Countries

Singapore Expands Its Vaccinated Travel Lanes With More Countries, Including US & UK

Hopefully, this means that travel will resume to some semblance of normality?

8 Sep 2021 marked Singapore’s first Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) with Germany. Under this scheme, fully vaccinated individuals can travel between the two countries without the need to serve quarantine or a Stay-Home Notice — as long as they fly on a dedicated VTL flight! 

singapore vaccinated travel lane

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Under this Singapore-Germany VTL, many rules and regulations are in place to keep travellers safe. Luckily, following its first group of travellers under this VTL, these schemes have proven successful so far!

 On that note, it was announced yesterday (10 Oct) that Singapore will be expanding its VTL scheme with eight more countries and more cities to be added to the list!

Taking off soon

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From Tuesday, 19 Oct, vaccinated travellers can fly via Singapore Airlines’ VTL flights to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Paris, and Rome

A VTL will also be available between Singapore and South Korea from Tuesday, 16 Nov onwards. 

Furthermore, Scoot is also offering round trips to Berlin at an exclusive price — available for bookings made from 9 Oct to 17 Oct. The last time we checked, the lowest fare cost only S$200!

Multi-city flights

Travellers can also fly to other VTL countries within the same trip, and remain eligible for a VTL flight back to Singapore. 

That being said, travellers are entitled to Singapore Airlines’ non-stop VTL flight only if they remain in the VTL country at least 14 days prior to departure. 

For more information on the new Vaccinated Travel Lanes, check out this VTL fact sheet by Singapore Airlines

Checklist before booking your flights

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To travel under the VTL arrangement, ensure that you’ve done the following: 

  • Received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination with any vaccine in the World Health Organisation Emergency Use List. 
  • Set up your digital vaccination certificate (i.e. contains a QR code for verification) in English. This has to be issued by Singapore or the VTL country in question.
  • Remained in Singapore or the VTL destination for at least 14 days prior to departure. 
  • A pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours of flight departure. 

With more Singapore VTLs opening up, we’re certainly hopeful that travel will resume to some semblance of normality! Hopefully, this wonderful piece of news will inspire you to plan a trip soon. Where will you be heading first? 

Featured image credit: @shawnanggg | Unsplash

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