The Singaporean government has eased its Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) testing requirements and its health policies for certain travelers.

Key Points: 

  • As of Jan. 24, travelers using VTLs:
    • Only need to take self-administered antigen tests if they leave their home between the second and seventh day after arrival. Previously, travelers were required to take antigen test daily from the second day of arrival until the seventh day.
    • Are not required to take an antigen test if they are not leaving their residence.
    • No longer need to take a confirmation PCR test if they receive a positive antigen test.
  • As of Jan. 24, travelers who are fully vaccinated and recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days of departure to Singapore are exempt from Stay-Home Notice (SHN) and testing requirements. To be exempt, travelers must provide proof of a:
    • Vaccination certificate.
    • Positive PCR test or professionally-administered antigen test taken between seven to 90 days before departure to Singapore.
    • Discharge memo issued by state authorities or a licensed medical professional that has the traveler’s name, one personal identifier corresponding to the traveler’s passport, the date of infection and the recovery date.

Additional Information: Travelers who are not fully vaccinated and recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements but must quarantine upon arrival. More Information on the VTL program is available here. More information regarding Singapore’s travel health control measures, including country-category lists, is available here.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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