Singapore recently announced that it would add five more countries to the Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) scheme.

Key Points:

  • Authorities plan to add India and Indonesia to the VTL scheme alongside Finland, Malaysia and Sweden on Nov. 29.
  • The government plans to add Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to the VTL scheme on Dec. 6.
  • 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 follow applicable border control measures and health requirements for entering Singapore through the VTL scheme.

Additional Information: Returning Singapore citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated will not need to apply in order to make use of the VTLs for travel. Travelers intending to leave Singapore and go to a VTL country/region must check with entry requirements of their destination country. Other countries covered by the VTL scheme include: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S. More information can be found here.

BAL Analysis: The dates on which VTLs become available may be postponed depending on the virus situation. 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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