Last updated 17 September 2021, 17:00hrs (GMT +8)
Eligibility and requirements
Flying from Germany to Singapore via the VTL
Before booking a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flight from Germany to Singapore, please ensure that you meet all VTL eligibility criteria and required health measures. These include:
Being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna or other World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing vaccines, with the final dose completed at least 14 days prior to arrival in Singapore.
Provide proof of vaccination in the form of an electronic/physical vaccination certificate from the Singapore Government or European Union Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) from the German Government. This certificate must be in English. Please note that CovPass or the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), also known as the Carte Jaune or Yellow Card, will not be accepted.
Having stayed in Germany and/or Singapore for at least 21 consecutive days before departure.
Taking a pre-departure Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours before flight departure, an on-arrival PCR test at Singapore Changi Airport, as well as up to two post-arrival PCR tests in Singapore.
Flying only on dedicated VTL flights.
Short-term visitors and Long-Term Pass holders travelling to Singapore are required to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) issued between 7 and 30 days prior to their intended date of entry into Singapore. Vaccinated Travel Passes are open for applications from 1 September 2021. For more information on the VTP, please refer here.
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 their vaccination issued by the Singapore Government or the German Government.
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.
They must also purchase travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for Covid-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs, prior to travel to Singapore.
These visitors must also use the TraceTogether app in Singapore to facilitate contact tracing. For visitors who are unable to use a mobile device due to a certified disability or special need, they may be issued with TraceTogether tokens.
You must have the intention to enter Singapore, as transit passengers are not eligible for the VTL flights and will not be allowed to board the designated VTL flights. Non-VTL travellers are also not allowed to board the designated VTL flights.
Steps you need to take for a VTL flight
- Book and pre-pay for your on-arrival PCR test at Changi Airport here.
- For short-term visitors or Long-Term Pass holders, apply for your Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) between 7 – 30 days before your departure. As part of the VTP application, you will also have to pre-pay for your Day 3 & 7 post-arrival tests, as well as upload your vaccination certificates for verification.
- Additionally, short-term visitors should apply for a visa if applicable, and can do once their VTP is approved.
- Singapore permanent residents will need a valid re-entry permit.
- Book your VTL flight here. For short-term visitors and Long-Term Pass holders, please note that your VTP is valid for single entry up to 6 calendar days from the intended day of entry into Singapore.
- Submit your health, travel history, and accommodation declarations electronically via the SG Arrival Card e-service, within 3 days before your arrival in Singapore
- Take your pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test at an internationally accredited or recognised laboratory, clinic, or medical facility. within 48 hours from your flight’s scheduled departure for Singapore and obtain a negative test result confirmation in English.
- You are required to be isolated until you receive a negative on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test result. The types of accommodation for self-isolation are:
- residential accommodation (i.e. HDB flat, condominium or landed property); or
- non-residential accommodation (i.e. hotel or serviced apartment).
- You must isolate alone, or with household members who are vaccinated and have the same travel history, arrival date and self-isolation requirement. If there are other occupants in the self-isolation accommodation without the same travel history, arrival date and self-isolation requirement, the traveller(s) must isolate in an enclosed room with an en-suite toilet.
- Travellers may refer to the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) website for hotels accepting customers travelling on the VTL.
- For short-term visitors, you need insurance coverage of at least SGD30,000 for Covid-19 medical treatment and hospitalisation costs. SIA customers can choose to purchase travel insurance by Travel Guard, which meets this requirement.
- Short-term visitors need to download and register on the TraceTogether app.
- All travellers need to present a valid negative pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test result in English. The test must be taken within 48 hours of the flight’s scheduled departure.
- Short-term visitors or Long-Term Pass holders need to present their VTP, as well as an electronic or physical copy of a valid vaccination certificate in English, issued by the Singapore or German government.
- Singapore citizens and permanent residents need to provide an electronic/physical vaccination certificate from the Singapore Government or European Union Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) from the German Government. This certificate must be in English. Please note that CovPass or the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), also known as the Carte Jaune or Yellow Card, will not be accepted. They can also show their vaccination status through the HealthHub app.
- Short-term visitors must also present a valid visa (if required) and the TraceTogether app already downloaded with their profiles registered on their mobile devices.
- Singapore permanent residents need to present a valid re-entry permit.
You must fly on a designated VTL flight, SQ325 from Frankfurt or SQ331 from Munich.
- All travellers must take an on-arrival Covid-19 PCR test after clearing immigration. If you need to purchase Singapore dollars, SIM cards, or rent mobile phones, please do so in the airport transit area before clearing arrival immigration. You will be required to leave the airport for your declared accommodation immediately after undergoing the on-arrival PCR test.
- You must take private transport, taxi or private hire car only to your designated accommodation and self-isolate until you receive your on-arrival PCR test results. You should receive your test results within 24 hours.
- Once you receive a negative on-arrival PCR test result, you can leave your accommodation and go about your activities in Singapore.
- To facilitate contact tracing, short-term visitors must keep the TraceTogether app activated on their mobile devices at all times while in Singapore.
- Residents who received their Covid-19 vaccinations overseas may visit designated clinics to verify their vaccination records for use in Singapore.
- You are required to take a post-arrival test on Day 3 and Day 7 after your arrival in Singapore. Please note that you are still required to take the test on Day 3 and Day 7 if you have an onward flight after 3pm on those days respectively. Book your appointment with any of the designated clinics by using a unique link, which will be emailed to you upon your arrival in Singapore. Please note that you will only be able to make your own appointment booking using the unique link.
Flying from Singapore to Germany
You can travel freely from Singapore to Germany without serving quarantine if you have not stayed in an “area of variant of concern” during the last 10 days, and meet either of the following criteria:
Singapore residents: Have stayed in Singapore for at least the past six months.
Non-Singapore residents: Fully vaccinated and received their last required vaccination dose at least 14 days before the date of travel to Germany . Non-Singapore residents must carry proof of their vaccination status. Some nationals may not be eligible for entry, please check the travel advisory for more information.
Please note that children under 12 may enter Germany without quarantine when accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. However, unvaccinated travelers of all ages, are not eligible for the Vaccinated Travel lane, and will have to serve quarantine upon return to Singapore.
For more information on the entry requirements to Germany, please refer here.
If you’re not fully vaccinated, please ensure you have taken either a Covid-19 antigen test within 48 hours before your arrival, or a Covid-19 PCR or POR-PCR test within 72 hours before your arrival.
When checking in for your flight, verify your Covid-19 pre-departure test or vaccination certificate online, via the SingaporeAir app, or at the self check-in kiosk at Changi Airport.
For passengers aged 12 and above, you are required to present one of the following documents:- A valid electronic or physical copy of the Covid-19 vaccination certificate.
- A negative Covid-19 antigen test result. The test must be taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
- A negative Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or POR-PCR test result. The test must be taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
- Proof of recovery from Covid-19, which must be dated between 28 days and six months before travel.
Please note that the Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) is not a valid document for entry into Germany.
All passengers aged six and above must wear medical-grade masks, such as surgical, FFP2, or KN95/N95 masks, at all airports in Germany. Simple cloth coverings, scarfs, visors, and masks with an outlet valve are prohibited.
You are not required to take any on-arrival Covid-19 test.
You can take any form of transportation to your accommodation.
Designated Vaccinated Travel Lane Flights
Singapore Airlines will operate VTL flights from Frankfurt and Munich to Singapore.
The inaugural VTL flights from Frankfurt and Munich to Singapore will depart according to the following schedule:
|Frankfurt – Singapore|
|7 September 2021 (Tuesday)||SQ325 10:00pm – 4:25pm (+1)||Boeing 777-300ER|
*All times are local
|Munich – Singapore|
|8 September 2021 (Wednesday)||SQ331 1:15pm – 7:05am (+1)||Airbus A350-900|
*All times are local
VTL Flight Schedule
Frankfurt - Singapore
SQ325 will operate thrice weekly as the designated Vaccinated Travel Lane flight from Frankfurt to Singapore. Please refer to the flight schedule table below.
|Frankfurt – Singapore|
|7 September 2021 – 30 October 2021|
|SQ325 (VTL Flight)||Tuesday, Friday, Sunday||10:00pm – 4:25pm (+1)||Boeing 777-300ER|
|31 October 2021 – 26 March 2022|
|SQ325 (VTL Flight)||Tuesday, Friday, Sunday||9:55pm – 5:15pm (+1)||Boeing 777-300ER|
*All times are local
For the full flight schedule between Frankfurt and Singapore, including non-VTL flights, please click here.
Munich - Singapore
SQ331 will operate twice weekly as the designated Vaccinated Travel Lane flight from Munich to Singapore. Please refer to the flight schedule table below.
|Munich – Singapore|
|8 September 2021 - 30 October 2021|
|SQ331 (VTL Flight)||Monday, Wednesday||1:15pm – 7:05am (+1)||Airbus A350-900|
|31 October 2021 – 26 March 2022|
|SQ331 (VTL Flight)||Monday, Wednesday||1:15pm – 7:55am (+1)||Airbus A350-900|
*All times are local
For the full flight schedule between Munich and Singapore, including non-VTL flights, please click here.
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Customers with existing bookings between Singapore and Germany
If you have booked a ticket between Singapore and Germany prior to the VTL announcement on 19 August 2021 for travel between 7 September and 26 March 2022:
You will be notified if your flight has been designated as a VTL flight or has been cancelled due to changes in the flight schedule
You will be reaccommodated onto non-VTL flights if you do not meet the VTL requirements, or if you are transiting through Singapore.
We will be reaching out to all affected passengers who booked directly with Singapore Airlines to help them understand their options.
If you booked directly with Singapore Airlines, you can use our Assistance Request Form to request for a rebooking or refund of the unused portion of your tickets. If you booked through a travel agency or partner airlines, please contact them directly. Do note that travel agents may charge fees, depending on the terms and conditions of the booking with the agency.
If you require urgent assistance please reach out to their local Singapore Airlines office.
Suspension of Vaccinated Travel Lane
In the event of suspension of the Vaccinated Travel Lane, Singapore Airlines will adhere to the guidance of the regulators and customers will be informed of any changes.
If flights are cancelled or reverted to a non-VTL flight, all affected customers will be eligible for a refund of their tickets. This includes a waiver of cancellation fees. A refund will be accorded to the passengers’ original form of payment for unutilised portion(s) of their tickets (including non-refundable tickets).
I have an existing booking for a flight between Germany and Singapore, can I transfer to a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flight?
If you do not meet the VTL requirements, you will be reaccommodated to one of our non-VTL flights and must meet the entry requirements for your travel itinerary.
As regulations may change at short notice, please check the travel advisories provided by the local authorities.
If I have a flight booking, but I tested positive for Covid-19 for the pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test. Will I be able to get a refund?
You may request for a refund for the unused portion of your ticket, with cancellation fees waived. The refund will be processed according to the original mode of payment. You may use the Assistance Request Form to submit your request.
How is the duration of the pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test validity determined? Will my test still be valid if I change my flight date?
For example, if the flight is scheduled to depart on 15 October 2021, the COVID-19 PCR test must be taken no earlier than 13 October 2021.
If your flight date has changed, please ensure your pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test is taken within 48 hours of your revised flight date and time.
What happens if I test positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Singapore or before my return flight to Germany?
Please note that all short-term visitors travelling to Singapore, including those on the VTL flight, will also need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass. As part of the Vaccinated Travel Pass requirements, customers must purchase travel insurance with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for Covid-19 related medical treatments and hospitalisation costs, prior to their travel to Singapore.
What are my options if my Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flight is cancelled?
Those who booked directly with Singapore Airlines may use our Assistance Request form to submit their request.
For all other bookings, please contact your travel agent or purchasing airline for assistance. Do note your travel agent may charge fees, depending on the terms and conditions of your booking with the agency.
Do masks still have to be worn on Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights?
All passengers who are six years old and above must wear a face mask throughout the flight due to regulatory requirements. The mask may be removed when eating and drinking. Although a face mask is provided in the complimentary SIA Care Kit, which you may pick up before boarding, you may wish to bring along extras to ensure that you have sufficient supply throughout your journey.
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