Singapore More Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) Opened

For short-term travelers, the best thing to do at the moment is not to travel to Singapore and to stay home, stay safe.

The Editor | Nov. 29, 2021 | 478 reads
Singapore More Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) Opened
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To recap, these are the active VTL Countries/Regions at the moment:
1. Australia
2. Brunei Darussalam
3. Canada
4. Denmark (Including the Faroe Islands and Greenland)
5. Germany
6. France (Including all overseas departments and regions (DROM), overseas collectivities (COM), overseas territories (TOM), and New Caledonia.)
7. Italy
8. The Netherlands (Including Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and all special municipalities.)
9. The Republic of Korea
10. Spain (Including the Canary Islands)
11. Switzerland
12. The United Kingdom (Including the Crown Dependencies (Guernsey, Isle of Man, and Jersey), and all British Overseas Territories.)
13. and the United States (Including the US territories of American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.)

UPCOMING VTLs
For entry into Singapore from 28 Nov 2021, 2359hrs, SGT:
1. Finland
2. India
3. Indonesia
4. Malaysia
5. Sweden

For entry into Singapore from 5 Dec 2021, 2359hrs, SGT
1. Qatar
2. Saudi Arabia
3. United Arab Emirates

Eligibility

Criteria 1: Be fully vaccinated with WHO Emergency Use Listing Vaccines

Travellers must be fully vaccinated with WHO EUL vaccines at least two weeks before arrival in Singapore. While unvaccinated travellers who are 12 and below in this calendar year can travel to Singapore via the VTL if accompanied by a fully vaccinated VTL traveller.

Criteria 2: Hold an Accepted Proof of Vaccination

Travellers must obtain vaccination certificates:

For Singapore: Singapore Vaccination HealthCerts issued via the Notarise portal with a QR code, or Proof of vaccination on the TraceTogether or HealthHub app

For Australia: International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (QR code in ICAO Visible Digital Seal for Non-Constrained Environments (VDS-NC) format) issued by any VTL country/region

For Brunei: Proof of vaccination on the BruHealth app

For Canada: SMART Health Cards (SHC) issued by any Canadian province

For Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland: EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC) issued by any VTL country/region. One certificate, showing the final dose in the series (i.e. 1/1 or 2/2).

For India: International Travel Certificate in the Digital Infrastructure for Vaccination Open Credentialing (DIVOC) standard, available on the Co-WIN platform.

For Indonesia: Proof of vaccination on the PeduliLindungi app

For Malaysia: Digital Certificate for COVID-19 Vaccination downloaded or shown on the MySejahtera app

For Qatar: COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate downloaded from Qatar Ministry of Public Health’s website

For Republic of Korea: Static vaccination certificate QR code on the COOV app or COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate issued by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) downloaded from the KDCA website

For Saudi Arabia: Proof of vaccination on the Tawakkalna app

For United Arab Emirates: Proof of vaccination on the AlHosn app

For United Kingdom: National Health Service (“NHS”) COVID Pass of vaccination or record of COVID-19 vaccination status issued by NHS Digital for England, Wales and Isle of Man, and NHS Scotland in Scotland; or Northern Ireland COVID certificate issued by Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland (e.g. found on the COVIDCert Northern Ireland (“NI”)).

For United States of America (any of the following):
- SMART Health Cards (SHC) issued by CommonTrust Network issuers (listed here and here) or Vaccination Credential Initiative issuers
- Digital vaccination record retrieved from the public health database of the state or the local health authority
- Physical vaccination record and a letter signed by the state, local health authority or vaccination provider to attest to the passenger’s vaccination status. The attestation letter should contain: the passenger’s name and at least one other personal identifier such as the date of birth or passport number corresponding exactly with the information in the passenger’s passport used for entry into Singapore; the name of the vaccine administered for each dose; and the date when each dose was administered.

Criteria 3: Fulfil Travel/Transit History & Designated VTL Flight Requirements

Travellers must:
- Have only travelled to / transited via any VTL countries/regions below, Category I countries/regions (Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, Taiwan), and/or Singapore, in the last 14 consecutive days before departure for Singapore.
- Arrive in Singapore on a designated VTL flight (list available in the in the VTL Traveller’s Checklist)

Criteria 4 [Foreign short- term visitors only]: COVID-19 Travel Insurance
- All short-term visitors travelling to Singapore under VTL, must purchase a suitable travel insurance with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 against COVID-19 related medical charges. Travellers may be insured with a Singapore or overseas-based insurer. For the list of available travel insurance products offered in Singapore, click here.

Criteria 5 [Foreign short-term visitors only]: Travel Visa for Visa-required Travel Document Holders
- Foreign short term visitors holding travel documents that require a visa to enter Singapore, must apply for a visa. Travellers who are unsure if they require an entry visa or wish to apply for a visa should click here for more details.

Application

Singapore Citizens (SC) / Permanent Residents (PR):
All SC/PRs and unvaccinated children aged 12 and below in the current calendar year do not need to make any applications under the Vaccinated Travel Lane. However, SC/PRs must also comply with all the requirements stated in the VTL Traveller's Checklist, failing which, the prevailing health control measures will apply, which may include serving a Stay Home Notice.

SC/PRs who are not vaccinated in Singapore are strongly encouraged to submit their overseas vaccination certificate in their health declaration as part of the SG Arrival Card submission, to be submitted within 3 days prior to the date of their arrival in Singapore. Please note that the physical arrival card (the white card that was used previously) is no longer accepted.

SC/PR travellers will need to present an acceptable proof of vaccination for verification at check-in and arrival immigration. You are strongly encouraged to self-verify your vaccination certificate prior to your trip by referring to the guide here. Those who are vaccinated in Singapore are not required to submit their vaccination certificates as their vaccination records are already captured in the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) database.

NOTE THAT:
- Travellers departing from Indonesia and Malaysia may only submit their applications from 22 Nov 2021, 1000hrs SGT
- Travellers departing from Finland, India and Sweden may only submit their applications from 22 Nov 2021, 1800hrs SGT
- Travellers departing from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates may only submit their applications from 29 Nov 2021, 1000hrs SGT

Also note the following when making the application:
- VTL travellers must also refer to this travel checklist and the VTL conditions to ensure they satisfy all VTL requirements, otherwise they may be denied entry to Singapore.
- Accompanying children aged 12 and below and are unvaccinated do not need to apply.
- Applications must be submitted between 7 and 60 days before the intended date of entry into Singapore.
- Applications must be supported with digitally verifiable vaccination certificate QR code(s), if required. Please see our FAQs for more details.
- A VTP is valid for 6 calendar days from the traveller’s chosen date of entry.

If you encounter an error upon uploading the QR code on your vaccination certificate onto the VTP application portal, please write to the Safe Travel Office using their enquiry form.

Essential Documents for Your Journey

Travellers must carry along an electronic or physical copy of the documents applicable to them, and be prepared to present them to airline staff and immigration officers. Please refer to the detailed requirements in the travel checklist.

Documents needed for Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents
1. Accepted Proof of Vaccination
2. Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test

Documents needed for Long-Term Pass Holders
1. Accepted Proof of Vaccination
2. Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test
3. Valid Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)

Documents needed for Short-Term Visitors
1. Accepted Proof of Vaccination
2. Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test
3. Valid Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)
4. COVID-19 Insurance Policy
5. Valid Visa (for visa-required visitors)

For more information, visit the ICA website.

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