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Guide to Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF)

Fully vaccinated travellers can now enjoy enter Singapore without mandatory travel insurance, quarantine or on-arrival test requirements.

As of 1 April 2022, Singapore has eased Covid-19 travel restrictions and reopened its borders under the Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF).

Learn how VTF work and all that you need to know before travelling to Singapore.

What is the Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF)?

To help facilitate the resumption of travel to Singapore, the Singapore Government has introduced the Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF) for all inbound travellers, including Short-Term Visitors (STVs).

With this new development, fully vaccinated travellers will be able to enter Singapore from any country, on any flight, without quarantine or on-arrival testing. There’ll also be no more mandatory travel insurance requirements for tourists.

What’s changed?

  • No more quarantine and on-arrival testing. Fully vaccinated travellers from any country (unless your 7-day travel history includes countries on the Restricted list – none at the moment), can enter Singapore without the need for quarantine or on-arrival testing,
  • No more VTL concept. Travellers may enter Singapore on any flight, without quarantine or on-arrival testing.
  • Booster dose is not required for entry. A booster dose is currently not required to be considered fully vaccinated. Travellers are eligible for entry via VTF as long as they’re able to prove their vaccination status during boarding and at Singapore immigration.
  • Children are eligible for VTF regardless of their actual vaccination status. Travellers aged 12 years and below are eligible for VTF, regardless if they’re vaccinated or not.
  • Travel insurance is no longer mandatory. There’ll also be no more mandatory travel insurance requirements for tourists.
  • Vaccinated Travel Pass is no longer required. Fully vaccinated short-term visitors can now enter Singapore without the need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass.

What remains the same

  • Pre-departure test requirements. Travellers are still required to undergo ART/PCR tests 2 days prior to travel to Singapore. However, this requirement may be scrapped in the near future.
  • Restriction for unvaccinated travellers remains. Unvaccinated individuals above 13 years old will mostly be barred from entry, with limited exceptions.

Although it is not mandatory to purchase travel insurance before travelling to or out of Singapore, it is always a good precaution to get be adequately covered. Learn more in our travel insurance guide.

Outbound travel from Singapore: Entry requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers

Before travelling out of Singapore, be sure to find out if your destination country only allows entry for specific travel purposes or require an individual exemption.

Examples of essential travel may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Essential business or official travel
  • Students
  • Medical treatment
  • Compassionate and other special circumstances

Here’s an overview of the travel requirements for some of the most common destinations:

CountryPre-departure test requirementOn-arrival test requirementQuarantine requirementEligibility and pre-departure preparation
Australia
Varies by state
Canada
France
Indonesia
Basic symptom check
Italy
Malaysia
Thailand
Basic symptom check & Day 1 RT-PCR test
The Netherlands
South Korea
United Kingdom
United States

Note: Information provided is accurate as of 8 April 2022

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Up to $1,000,000
Up to $10,000
Up to $500
Optional
Starr TraveLead Travel Insurance - Single Trip
Up to $1,000,000
Up to $15,000
Up to $800
Yes
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Up to $500,000
Up to $18,750
$300
Optional
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MSIG TravelEasy Standard
Up to $800,000
Up to $12,500
Up to $1,000
Yes
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Allianz Single Trip Comprehensive Platinum Travel Insurance
Unlimited
Up to $25,000
Up to $1,500
Yes
Benefits include COVID-19 coverage, Pandemic & Epidemic cover, Assistance services, Cruise trip, sport equipment & money replacement cover plus unlimited medical cover all with Comprehensive Platinum.
Income Standard Plan Travel Insurance
Up to $3,000,000
Up to $45,000
Up to $4,000
Yes
A travel insurance plan with a standard array of benefits, ranging from medical and personal accident to trip inconvenience benefits such as trip cancellation, flight delays and baggage loss.
Budget Direct Insurance Basic Cover
Up to $50,000
No
N/A
No
Starr TraveLead Travel Insurance - Annual
Up to $1,000,000
Up to $15,000
Up to $800
Yes
Includes coverage of up to $100,000 for Overseas COVID-19 related medical expenses and up to $1,000 for COVID-19 Trip related cancellation/curtailment.
Enjoy 35% off for all destinations (Code: FRVTL35).
FWD First Travel Insurance
Up to $2,500,000
Up to $37,500
Up to $1,000
Optional
Get 20% discount using promo code FINTRIP20 when you purchase either Single or Annual Travel Insurance plan. T&Cs apply. Ends 2 July 2022.
MSIG TravelEasy Elite
Up to $1,400,000
Up to $25,000
Up to $2,000
Yes
Includes COVID-19 coverage to all Single Trip and Annual plans with no additional premium. T&Cs apply.
Allianz Single Trip Comprehensive Silver Travel Insurance
Up to $1,000,000
Up to $15,000
Up to $1,500
Yes
Benefits include COVID-19 coverage, Pandemic & Epidemic cover, Assistance services, Cruise trip, sport equipment & money replacement cover.
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