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Singapore Airlines Vaccinated Travel Lane flights

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) services to Singapore from the following countries: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, India, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

Please refer here for more details.

Please note that the SIA Group currently does not operate to Fiji, Finland, Qatar, and Sweden, which are included in Singapore's VTL arrangements.  

Updates on VTL Flights Available

VTL Flights between Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore and Malaysia have established a bilateral VTL arrangement between the two countries. From 29 November 2021, Singapore Airlines will launch 10 weekly return VTL services between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

SIA customers with existing bookings on direct flights from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur to Singapore from 29 November 2021 onwards, and who booked directly with us, will be proactively re-booked onto the new designated VTL flights, subject to availability. SIA will send them an email with the details of their flights.

VTL Flights from India

SIA will operate daily VTL flights from Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai to Singapore from 29 November 2021, as part of the resumption of scheduled passenger services between Singapore and India.

VTL Flights from Cambodia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Thailand

SIA will be adding Bangkok to our VTL network from 14 December 2021, Phnom Penh, Male, Colombo and Istanbul from 16 December 2021 and Siem Reap from 17 December 2021.

Inclusion of Adelaide, Brisbane, Houston, Manchester and Perth to SIA's VTL network

SIA will be adding Brisbane and Adelaide to our VTL network from 15 January 2022, Houston and Manchester from 19 January 2022 and Perth from 1 March 2022.

For customers looking to return to Australia from Singapore, they are advised to ensure their eligibility to enter individual Australian states before making a booking.

Increased VTL Flight Frequencies to Existing Destinations

From 17 January 2022, SIA will also be increasing the VTL flight frequencies from the following cities in our existing network: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, Seattle and Vancouver.

To date, the SIA Group operates VTL services from 32 cities in its global network to Singapore. With the addition of Bangkok from 14 December 2021, Colombo, Istanbul, Male, and Phnom Penh from 16 December 2021, and Siem Reap from 17 December 2021, this number will increase to 35 cities.

More details on the countries SIA operates VTL flights from, including flight schedules, can be found at our dedicated VTL page here.

For information on Scoot’s VTL services, please refer here.

Deferment of SIA Group VTL Flights from Chiang Mai, Dubai, Jeddah, and Phuket

Singapore Airlines and Scoot will not operate vaccinated travel lane (VTL) services from Dubai and Jeddah respectively from 6 December 2021, as previously scheduled. This follows the Singapore government’s deferral of the VTL arrangements with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

In addition, from Thailand, Singapore Airlines will operate VTL services only from Bangkok from 14 December 2021. SIA and Scoot will not operate VTL services from Phuket and Chiang Mai respectively as previously scheduled due to regulatory reasons.

SIA customers with existing bookings on VTL flights from Dubai from 6 December 2021 and Phuket from 14 December 2021, and who booked directly with us, may rebook or seek a refund of the unused portion of their ticket. They may use our Assistance Request Form to submit their request.

Those who require urgent assistance may also reach out to their local Singapore Airlines reservation office. Scoot customers should contact the airline directly for assistance.

For bookings made through a travel agency or partner airline, please contact them directly for assistance. Do note that travel agents may charge fees, depending on the terms and conditions of the booking with the agency.


VTL Eligibility Criteria and Health Measures

For customers who wish to travel to Singapore via the VTL, they must take designated VTL flights and meet all other eligibility requirements to enter Singapore quarantine-free. Customers who fly on non-VTL flights will be subject to prevailing quarantine restrictions in Singapore.

For travel from all other VTL countries into Singapore, the entry requirements include:
  • Travel history: No travel history outside of Singapore, any of the VTL countries, or Category I country/region in the past 14 days. Travel to multiple VTL countries in the itinerary is allowed. Please note that transit countries are considered part of your travel history. For example, if a traveller flies from Singapore to Los Angeles (the United States is a VTL country) via Tokyo (Tokyo is not a VTL or Category I country), and your stay in Los Angeles is less than 14 days, you will not be eligible for the VTL flight from Los Angeles to Singapore.
  • Vaccination status: Being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with any vaccine in the World Health Organisation Emergency Use List. The final dose must be completed at least 14 days prior to arrival in Singapore. Children aged 12 and below, who are ineligible for the Covid-19 vaccination, may travel on VTL flights into Singapore if they are accompanied by an eligible vaccinated individual. Customers are advised to check on the prevailing entry requirements imposed by the countries they are travelling to, including any restrictions on the age of travellers and vaccination status, before booking their flights.
  • Vaccination certificate: Providing a vaccination certificate in English issued by Singapore or the VTL country. Accepted forms of vaccination certificates can be found here.
  • Pre-departure Covid-19 test: Taking a pre-departure Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or professionally administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART) within two days before flight departure, and receiving a negative result. Please note that self-administered tests cannot be accepted.
  • On-arrival Covid-19 test: For VTL travellers entering Singapore, they are also required to register and make payment for an on-arrival PCR test at Changi Airport before their trip.
  • Post-arrival Covid-19 tests: All VTL travellers arriving in Singapore are required to undergo supervised self-administered Antigen Rapid Tests at a Combined Test Centre or Quick Test Centre on Day 3 and Day 7 of their arrival. Travellers will receive a link via their contact details to book these tests.

    With effect from 7 December 2021, on Day 2, 4, 5 and 6 post-arrival, travellers are also required to self-administer the ART at their place of accommodation and submit their test results via a link sent to them after their arrival in Singapore.

    During this seven-day period, other than on days when they go out for their supervised tests, travellers must test negative on their self-administered ART before going out for activities on that day.
  • Travel insurance: All short-term visitors must also purchase travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 against Covid-19-related medical charges, prior to travel to Singapore.
  • Vaccinated Travel Pass (if not a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident): Short-term visitors and Long-Term Pass holders must apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) between seven and 60 days prior to their intended date of entry into Singapore. Singapore citizens and permanent residents are not required to apply for a VTP, but must show their vaccination status on the HealthHub app, or present proof of vaccination at check-in. Children aged 12 and below are also not required to apply for the VTP.

Short-term visitors who require a visa for travel to Singapore must separately obtain a visa. They are advised to do so after receiving their VTP approval and before departure.

All visitors must use the TraceTogether app in Singapore to facilitate contact tracing.

To view the full set of VTL requirements and health measures for all countries, please click here.

To view the requirements to travel to countries that SIA operates VTL flights from, including Singapore’s bilateral arrangements with India, Malaysia and South Korea, please click here.

Please note that with the exception of Malaysia, customers may travel from Singapore to VTL destinations on any SIA or Scoot flight, but must ensure that they meet the requirements to enter these countries. They are advised to regularly check the official websites of their destination countries for their latest entry requirements before their flights.

SIA Customers with Existing Bookings

SIA customers with existing bookings will be notified if their flight has been designated as a VTL flight.

Customers who do not meet the VTL requirements may opt to be reaccommodated onto non-VTL flights instead. Please note that passengers travelling on non-VTL flights must meet the entry requirements for Singapore, and will have to serve quarantine.

Customers may request to rebook or seek a refund of the unused portion of their ticket. Customers who booked directly with us may use our Assistance Request Form to submit their request. 

Those who require urgent assistance may also reach out to their local Singapore Airlines reservation office. For bookings made through a travel agency or partner airline, please contact them directly for assistance. Do note that travel agents may charge fees, depending on the terms and conditions of the booking with the agency.


SIA’s Health and Safety Measures

Singapore Airlines is committed to the well-being of our customers and has precautionary measures in place to ensure their health and safety throughout their journey. More details can be found here.

For Covid-19 related travel information, please visit our dedicated Covid-19 Information Centre.


First posted on 26 October 2021, 1710hrs (GMT+8)
Last updated on 3 December 2021, 2120hrs (GMT+8)