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Guide to Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL)

Find out how you can be eligible for quarantine-free travel between Singapore and 27 other countries.

With the majority of Singapore’s population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Singapore is beginning to ease travel restrictions and reopen its borders by extending its Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme to more countries.

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

Quick facts

  • 85% of the Singapore population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • 86% of the Singapore population has received at least one dose
  • Singapore has opened its borders to 27 countries* for quarantine-free travel

*VTLs for certain countries have been announced but will only commence at a later date. Please refer to our table below for more information.

What is a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL)?

Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) is a quarantine-free programme between Singapore and 16 selected countries.

Through this travel scheme, fully vaccinated visitors and residents who have tested negative for COVID-19 would no longer need to undergo quarantine at the destination country and upon returning to Singapore – as long as they meet all VTL requirements.

Travellers will also be required to take two COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests:

  • A pre-departure PCR test. Take a PCR test at any MOH-approved COVID-19 test centres within 48 hours of your scheduled outbound flight.
  • An on-arrival PCR test. A PCR test will be conducted at Changi Airport upon your arrival. After the test, you’re to remain in self-isolation until you receive a negative PCR test result (typically within 24 hours). Each PCR test costs S$160 (including GST).

Which countries are included in the VTL scheme?

Fully vaccinated travellers can enjoy quarantine-free travel between Singapore and these 27 countries under the Vaccinated Travel Land (VTL) arrangement:

  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia (from 16 Dec 2021)
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Fiji (from 16 Dec 2021)
  • Finland (from 29 Nov 2021)
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • India (from 29 Nov 2021)
  • Indonesia (from 29 Nov 2021)
  • Malaysia (from 29 Nov 2021)
  • Maldives (from 16 Dec 2021)
  • Thailand (from 14 Dec 2021)
  • The Netherlands
  • Turkey (from 16 Dec 2021)
  • Qatar (from 6 Dec 2021)
  • Saudi Arabia (from 6 Dec 2021)
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka (from 16 Dec 2021)
  • Sweden (from 29 Nov 2021)
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates (from 6 Dec 2021)
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

What are the VTL requirements?

To be eligible for a VTL flight to any of the 27 countries listed above and Singapore, you’ll need to:

  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You’ll need to have received the full regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna or other World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing vaccines at least 14 days prior to your outbound flight.
  • Possess digitally verified and authenticated proof of vaccination. You’ll need to provide your vaccination status using the HealthHub or TraceTogether app, or vaccination certificate(s) issued by the MOH in English. To facilitate verification by the relevant authorities, you must also use Notarise to digitally authenticate and endorse any required pre-departure test and/or vaccination certificates prior to your outbound flight.
  • Fulfil a 14-day travel history requirement in a VTL country/region. You’ll need to have remained in Singapore/the VTL destination in the last 14 consecutive days before departure.
  • Complete a pre-departure PCR test. Received a negative PCR test result within 48 hours prior to your departure.

VTL requirements for children

In a move to facilitate family travel, Singapore’s vaccinated travel lanes are extended to unvaccinated children aged 12 and below. So if you’re travelling with children, be sure to take note of the following:

  • Unvaccinated children (aged 12 and below) may travel on VTL flights as long as they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated VTL traveller.
  • Infants aged two and below (as of calendar year) are exempted from all COVID-19 PCR tests.

To avoid any unforeseen situations, make sure to check with destination countries on their entry requirements for children.

Designated VTL flights

As the VTL requirement only applies to those arriving in Singapore, travellers departing from Singapore to a VTL country/region may board ANY flight. Do bear in mind that this is subject to the prevailing arrival restrictions of your destination country.

However, upon return, travellers must arrive in Singapore on a designated VTL flight (where all passengers are fully vaccinated) in order to be eligible for quarantine-free entry.

Be sure to select your flights carefully as transit countries are considered part of your travel history. For instance, if you have transited through a non-VTL country within the past 14 days, you’ll not be eligible for a VTL return flight.

Here’s an updated list of designated VTL flights:

Airlines operating designated VTL flights to SingaporeCountries/regions of departure
Royal Brunei AirlinesBrunei Darussalam
Air FranceFrance
LufthansaGermany
ScootAustralia, Germany, Republic of Korea
Jetstar Airways, Jetstar AsiaAustralia
QantasAustralia
Korean AirRepublic of Korea
AirAsiaMalaysia
Malaysia AirlinesMalaysia
Malido AirMalaysia
Garuda IndonesiaIndonesia
Asiana AirlinesRepublic of Korea
FinnAirFinland
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesThe Netherlands
SWISSSwitzerland
British AirwaysUnited Kingdom
Singapore AirlinesAustralia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Italy, Republic of Korea, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Note: Information provided is accurate as of 24 November 2021.

Travel Finder

Outbound travel to VTL countries: Entry requirements

Before booking your flights to the VTL countries, be sure to find out if your destination country (such as Australia and Brunei) only allows entry for specific travel purposes or those granted 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

For fully vaccinated travellers, these are the various travel entry requirements for the 27 VTL countries:

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