Quarantine-Free Travel Between SG and Australia From Nov Onwards

Quarantine-Free Travel Between Singapore and Australia to Start on 21 Nov

Start your Aussie holiday with Sydney and Melbourne!

From 21 Nov, vaccinated Singaporeans can enjoy quarantine-free travel to select states in Australia! 

This is an expansion from the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) applicable for Singaporean students and workers travelling to Australia announced earlier last week. 

Where in Australia can I travel to?

New South Wales and Victoria 

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Currently, the VTL arrangement only applies to New South Wales and Victoria, with direct international flights from Singapore to Sydney and Melbourne respectively. 

Aside from Sydney — New South Wales’ biggest city and capital — other cities open for visit include Newcastle, Wollongong, and Coffs Harbour. Melbourne, on the other hand, is Victoria’s largest city; its neighbouring cities like Geelong and Ballarat are also open for social visits. So, while intrastate travel is free-and-easy, interstate travel in Australia has a different set of restrictions. 

Also read: 17 Exciting Things to Do in Sydney for First-Timers

Interstate travel in Australia 

Interstate travel in Australia currently has several restrictions in place; each state features a different travel restriction depending on where you’re entering from. For instance, entry to Queensland requires a travel pass, while others may require a period of self-isolation quarantine. 

Check the Tourism Australia website or the Department of Health website for a full breakdown of the travel restrictions in each state. 

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According to the official New South Wales website, fully vaccinated travellers from Victoria can enter NSW without any quarantine or testing; as long as there has been no exposure to any place of high concern or affected area. 

What is more, take note that, at the moment, VTL flights are only available from Sydney and Melbourne. If you fly back to Singapore from any other destination, you may be required to quarantine upon arrival. 

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That being said, while interstate travel in Australia might come with its restrictions at the moment, we hope that the VTL flights opening up to at least Sydney and Melbourne will give you the inspiration to restart your explorations of the Land Down Under! 

Also read: Top 10 Day Trips to Experience Melbourne Like Never Before

P.S. — If VTLs still confuse you, refer to our complete guide that has everything you need to know from pre-departure to arriving in your VTL country.

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