In order to regulate travel during the COVID-19 epidemic, Singapore has taken preventive measures to safeguard the safety of all citizens and visitors. Here’s a list of things one needs to bear in mind before arranging a vacation to Singapore.

Singapore travel restrictions for Indian
Singapore travel restrictions for Indian

VTL

Passengers from certain countries can take advantage of relaxed entrance requirements to Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) programme. More cities in Malaysia, Indonesia, and India are now part of the VTL programme. More cities in India will join the VTL, including Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune. All flights from India to Singapore will be covered starting March 16th.

It was also announced that new VTLs would be introduced for Greece and Vietnam by the Singapore Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS).

To help you out, here’s what you should know.

  • Singapore no longer requires quarantine for all fully vaccinated visitors from most cities in Malaysia, Indonesia, and India.
  • RT-PCR tests must be administered no more than 72 hours prior to travel to Singapore for all travellers.
  • To avoid having to do an RT PCR upon arrival in Singapore, travellers from VTL cities and countries are allowed to perform an unsupervised Antigen Rapid test within 24 hours of arriving.

Strict rule for joining

Travelers who have been immunised against yellow fever are welcome to enter Singapore from outside the country. Citizens and permanent residents who have not been vaccinated are exempt from this rule. In order to gain entrance, one must follow the rules.

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Non-vaccinated Singaporeans and residents, as well as those going for “essential reasons,” such as studies or humanitarian causes, are exempt from the border restriction. An application for entry approval may be necessary. Tourists are not allowed to enter the country unless they have received all of the required vaccinations.

Other rules apply

In order to board the plane, passengers who have not had the required vaccinations must provide proof of medical insurance with a minimum COVID-19 coverage of $30,000 S. It is not necessary for citizens and lawful permanent residents to comply with this rule.

The ‘TraceTogether app’ must also be downloaded by international tourists prior to their departure for contact tracing purposes. You can buy $13 S ‘TraceTogether’ tokens on arrival if you cannot download the software.

Mandatory immunizations

A certified international certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 using an authorised vaccine is necessary for all travellers.

Other options include showing proof that they’ve been vaccinated for at least one dose of an approved vaccine and have recovered from COVID-19, at least 28 days after their first diagnosis of a COVID-19 infection, and at least 14 days before departure.

Temporary vaccinated status will be provided to those who have been vaccinated outside Singapore for at least 30 days. Registration in the ‘Singapore National Immunization Registry’ is required for visitors staying for longer than 30 days.

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