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Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL)

Starting 7 September 2021, you can enjoy quarantine-free travel between Singapore and Germany if you meet all Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) requirements.

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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. 

To view the full VTL requirements and health measures, please click here

To view an infographic of VTL requirements, please click here.

Steps you need to take for a VTL flight

Application

 

Pre-Departure

 

Check-in

 

In-flight

 

On Arrival

 

Post Arrival

 

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.

Important notes

Departing Singapore

 

Arriving Germany

 

 

Designated Vaccinated Travel Lane Flights


Singapore Airlines will operate VTL flights from Frankfurt and Munich to Singapore.  

Inaugural Flights

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, Sunday10:00pm – 4:25pm (+1)Boeing 777-300ER
31 October 2021 – 26 March 2022
SQ325 (VTL Flight)Tuesday, Friday, Sunday9:55pm – 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, Wednesday1:15pm – 7:05am (+1)Airbus A350-900
31 October 2021 – 26 March 2022
SQ331 (VTL Flight)Monday, Wednesday1:15pm – 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

Book your seat on a VTL flight

Book your VTL flight before 31 December 2021 and enjoy the freedom to change your travel plans without a fee.

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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.

Please note that passengers travelling on non-VTL flights and are arriving into Singapore must meet the entry requirements for Singapore, and will have to serve quarantine. 

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). 

 

Popular FAQs

I have an existing booking for a flight between Germany and Singapore, can I transfer to a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flight?

 

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?

 

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?

 

What happens if I test positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Singapore or before my return flight to Germany?

 

What are my options if my Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flight is cancelled? 

 

Do masks still have to be worn on Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights?

 
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