COVID-19: Vaccinated Travel Lane announced

27 Aug 21

SINGAPORE

The Singaporean Ministry of Health has opened a new Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) for travelers from Brunei and Germany.

Key Points:

  • All travelers, including Singapore citizens, permanent residents, long-term pass holders and short-term visitors, who qualify for the VTL will not have to undergo the mandatory quarantine when traveling to Singapore.
  • All travelers, except Singapore citizens and permanent residents, must apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) starting Sept. 1 for entry into Singapore from Sept. 8 onward.
    • Individuals must submit VTP applications between seven and 30 calendar days before their intended entry date into Singapore.
    • Singapore Citizens and permanent residents do not need to apply for a VTP to use the VTL.
  • Travelers must take a PCR test 48 hours before departure and on day one, three and seven of arrival. More information regarding the travel lane’s specific requirements can be found here.

Additional Information: Travelers must be fully vaccinated in their VTL country of departure or Singapore. An individual is fully vaccinated if 14 days have passed since they received the last applicable dose of a Singaporean approved vaccine.

BAL Analysis: Officials introduced the VTL to help alleviate the burden of border measures and quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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