Singapore has announced that it will add Australia and Switzerland to the Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) scheme in November.

Key Points: 

  • Beginning Nov. 8, fully vaccinated individuals will be able to travel from Australia and Switzerland 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.

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. Unlike other VTL schemes which are open to all travelers as long as they meet the minimum 14-day travel history requirement, the VTL arrangement with Australia is only open to Australian citizens & permanent residents at this time.

BAL Analysis: The VTLs’ beginning date may be postponed if the virus 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.

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