Snippets: Vaccinated Travel Lane Eligibility Criteria and Health Measures

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To enter Singapore under the VTL scheme, travellers must fly on designated VTL flights. Travellers must not have any travel history outside of Singapore or VTL countries in the past 7 days to be eligible for the VTL flights. Any time spent in Singapore prior to travelling to a VTL country counts towards these 7 days. E.g. if you had spent 10 days in Singapore before flying to Germany, you may return to Singapore on a VTL flight starting from day 4 of your trip. Travellers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with any vaccine in the World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Use List.

To be considered fully vaccinated, travellers require two shots of an approved vaccine, or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Mixing of approved vaccines is accepted.

The final dose must be completed at least 14 days prior to arrival in Singapore.

Travellers must provide a vaccination certificate in English issued by Singapore or the VTL country. All vaccination certificates must be digitally certifiable (i.e. contains a QR code for verification). 

Children aged 12 and below, who are ineligible for the COVID-19 vaccination, may travel on VTL flights into Singapore if they are accompanied by an eligible vaccinated individual. 

Testing requirements for VTL flights

For customers who wish to travel to Singapore via the VTL, they must take designated VTL flights and meet all other eligibility requirements to enter Singapore quarantine-free. Customers who fly on non-VTL flights will be subject to prevailing quarantine restrictions in Singapore.

Travellers entering Singapore need to undergo the following COVID-19 tests:

  • Pre-departure COVID-19 PCR or professionally administered ART taken within 2 days before departure for Singapore
  • Unsupervised self-administered ART authorised ART kits within 24 hours of arrival in Singapore, and submit their negative test result via https://www.sync.gov.sg before proceeding with their activities in Singapore.
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VTL travellers who recently recovered from COVID-19 (i.e. within seven to 90 days of their last infection before departure to Singapore) are exempted from all Covid-19 testing requirements if they provide appropriate documentary proof of their recovery. Infants aged two years and below (as of calendar year) are similarly exempted from all COVID-19 tests.

Short-term visitors and work permit holders who travel on a VTL flight must apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) between three and 60 days prior to their intended date of entry into Singapore.

Singapore citizens and permanent residents are not required to apply for the Vaccinated Travel Pass, but permanent residents will require valid re-entry permits. Singapore citizens and permanent residents must show their vaccination status on the HealthHub app, or present proof of their vaccination at check-in. Children aged 12 and below are also not required to apply for the VTP.

Short-term visitors who require a visa for travel to Singapore must separately obtain a visa. They are advised to do so after receiving their VTP approval and before departure.

All visitors must also purchase travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs, prior to travel to Singapore.

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Trip.com customers with existing bookings

If you have booked a ticket between Singapore and any VTL country, we will notify you if your flight has been designated a VTL flight.

Travellers who do not meet the VTL requirements may travel on Trip.com’s non-VTL flights. Please note that passengers travelling on non-VTL flights must meet the entry requirements for Singapore, and will have to serve quarantine. 

In the event of changes that arise due to unforeseen and evolving travel measures, Trip.com will reach out to relevant customers with existing bookings, and who booked directly with us to provide the necessary assistance. Customers with bookings made through a travel agency or other third-party platforms should contact these parties directly for assistance. Do note that these parties may charge additional fees, depending on the terms and conditions of the booking.

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