The Singaporean government has announced the expansion of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme to additional countries, including the United States.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Oct. 19, travelers from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S. will be able to use the VTL.
  • Beginning Nov. 15, fully vaccinated travelers will be able to travel between Changi Airport in Singapore and Incheon International Airport in South Korea via VTLs.
  • Travelers arriving through the VTL will be subject to PCR tests instead of serving a quarantine or Stay-Home Notice. PCR tests are to be taken 48 hours before departure sand on arrival.
  • Travelers must meet the eligibility criteria and follow border control measures and meet health requirements when entering Singapore or South Korea.
  • Both Singapore and South Korea will mutually recognize each other’s COVID-19 vaccinate certifications.

BAL Analysis: 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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