Singapore is to open its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from next month, with the removal of Vaccinated Travel Lane requirements.
From 2359 on March 31, 2022, all fully vaccinated travellers, and non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 years or under will be permitted to enter Singapore without having to use Vaccinated Travel Lane transport, take arrivals tests or undergo quarantine.
Travellers will continue to be required to take a pre-departure PCR or antigen test within two days of departure for Singapore.
Singapore introduced the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) programme in August 2021, permitting fully-vaccinated customers to travel quarantine-free to the destination, provided they meet several criteria and are tested both before departure and after arrival in Singapore.
As a result of the changes Singapore Airlines and its subsidiary Scoot will no longer designate any of its services as Vaccinated Travel Lane flights from April 1, 2022.
Existing customers who are already booked on VTL flights after this date may travel as planned and do not need to change their booking.
The group also confirmed that “Travellers, regardless of vaccination status, will be allowed to transit through Singapore on almost all SIA and Scoot flights from April 1, 2022 as long as they meet the entry requirements of their final destination”.
Commenting on the news a spokesperson for Singapore Airlines said:
“The SIA Group welcomes the latest measures to simplify travel protocols for entry into Singapore. This supports the goal of restoring Singapore’s position as a leading tourist destination and premier air hub.
“It will allow our customers to plan for their holidays, and reconnect families and loved ones, while also supporting the growing demand for business travel. We look forward to welcoming our customers on board our flights, where they will enjoy our warm hospitality and world class products and services.
The SIA Group will continue to closely monitor travel demand, and increase our capacity and services accordingly.”