COVID-19: Vaccinated Travel Lane expanded, testing requirements eased

11 Nov 21


Singapore recently announced that it would add Finland, Malaysia and Sweden to the Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) scheme at the end November.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Nov. 29, fully vaccinated travelers will be able to travel from Finland, Malaysia and Sweden under the VTL scheme.
    • Travelers arriving through the VTL will be subject to PCR tests instead of serving a quarantine or Stay-Home Notice.
    • Travelers must meet the eligibility criteria and followed the border control measures and health requirements for entering Singapore through the VTL scheme.
    • Other countries covered by the VTL scheme include Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, South Korea, the U.K. and the U.S.
  • Beginning Nov. 12, travelers from category II, III and VTL countries will be able to enter the country with a choice of proof of a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours before departure or the current requirement of a negative PCR test.

Additional Information: Travelers intending to leave Singapore and go to a VTL country/region must check with entry requirements of their destination country. More information can be found here.

BAL Analysis: The VTLs scheme’s beginning date may be postponed if the COVID-19 situation worsens. Individuals wishing to use the VTLs should consult BAL before traveling. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact

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