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Vaccinated Travel Lanes
(VTL)

Vaccinated travellers can enjoy quarantine-free travel between Singapore and seven European countries (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom), Canada, and the United States, with South Korea starting 15 November 2021.

Travel from Singapore to these countries can be on any Singapore Airlines flight, while travel from these countries to Singapore must be on designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights. Travelling to multiple VTL countries within the same trip is allowed. Travellers will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination and take two Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests when flying into Singapore. Short-term visitors and Long-Term Pass holders need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) to board the VTL flights to Singapore, which can be done online.

Last updated 20 October 2021, 21:35hrs (GMT +8)


Eligibility and requirements

For VTL flights from Brunei, please refer to the requirements here.

Flying from Singapore to a VTL country

You may select any Singapore Airlines flight out of Singapore to a VTL country.

Most VTL countries provide quarantine and test-free entry to vaccinated travellers from Singapore. The exceptions are:

  • Brunei: Quarantine and testing are both required.
  • Italy: A pre-departure PCR test or Antigen Rapid Test (ART) taken 72 hours prior to the flight. 
  • South Korea: A pre-departure PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the flight. 
  • The UK: A post-arrival PCR test on Day 2 (requires pre-booking).
  • The USA: A pre-departure test to be taken 72 hours prior to the flight. Tests accepted include: Antigen, NAAT, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA.

There may also be entry restrictions by the VTL countries based on your travel history prior to departure, Please check our travel advisories to confirm. Residents of Singapore who have been in SIngapore for more than 14 days are not impacted. 

You may also be required to provide a vaccination certificate upon arrival. For vaccinated travellers planning to fly to South Korea, your vaccination certificate must be issued in Singapore or South Korea.  

To facilitate verification by the relevant authorities, travellers from Singapore may use Notarise to digitally authenticate and endorse the pre-departure test and/or vaccination certificates. 

Additionally, vaccinated travellers from Singapore can visit South Korea quarantine-free starting 15 November 2021. 

Learn more about the requirements to travel to South Korea

 

To enter South Korea quarantine-free, short-term visitors must meet the following requirements:
  • No travel history outside of Singapore or South Korea for the past 14 days. 
  • Hold a digitally certifiable vaccination certificate showing you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with any vaccine in the World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Use List
  • Your vaccination certificate must be in English and issued by Singapore or South Korea. 
  • The final dose of your vaccine must be completed at least 14 days prior to arrival in Singapore or South Korea. 

Those who are medically unfit to be vaccinated will not be eligible for flights into South Korea.  

Unvaccinated children aged 5 and below (as of date of arrival) will be allowed to fly if they are accompanied by an eligible vaccinated adult. They are also exempted from quarantine upon arrival. 

Eligible travellers are also required to:  
  • Take a pre-departure Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours prior to departure and obtain a negative test result (electronic or physical copy).  
  • Book an on-arrival Covid-19 PCR test prior to the departure of your flight from Singapore. 
  • Purchase mandatory travel insurance with a minimum coverage of 30 million won (approximately SGD 34,000) for Covid-19 related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs. You must also carry a physical copy of your insurance policy for your trip. 
  • Obtain a valid visa for visa-required individuals, or an electronic travel authorisation for visa-exempted individuals before entering South Korea.  

Upon completion of the on-arrival test, you must leave the airport via private transportation (e.g., taxi or personal vehicle) to your residence or accommodation, where you are required to self-isolate until you receive your PCR test results. The test results will usually be sent within 12 hours. All travellers will be required to install a Self-Check Mobile App to key in their daily health status for 14 days from the day of arrival. If you plan to stay for eight or more days, you are required to undergo a post-arrival Covid-19 PCR test at your own expense at a clinic designated by the South Korean Government. This must be done on either Day 6 or 7 of your trip, with the arrival day as day 0. You are required to self-isolate at your residence or accommodation until you receive your PCR test results.

For fully vaccinated South Koreans and permanent residents, only the following requirements apply:  
  • Take a pre-departure Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before the scheduled flight departure and obtain a negative test result.
  • Provide a vaccination certificate that shows that their last dose was completed 14 days before the date of arrival in South Korea. Otherwise, they will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine.  
  • Take an on-arrival PCR test and self-isolate until test results are obtained.

Always check South Korea’s latest entry requirements for quarantine free entry, as quarantine may apply where travellers have a history of travel in countries with a high prevalence of Covid-19.

Flying from a VTL country to Singapore on a VTL flight

Quarantine-free entry will be accorded to vaccinated travellers on VTL flights. Singapore Airlines may operate both VTL flights and non-VTL flights on the same routes, so it is important for customers to select their flights carefully.

Travellers must not have any travel history outside of Singapore and the VTL countries in the past 14 days to be eligible for the VTL flights.

Please note that you can visit multiple countries on the same trip and still be eligible for VTL flights. For example, a passenger can fly from Singapore to Paris, then Paris to Amsterdam, and still be eligible for the VTL flight from Amsterdam to Singapore.

Transit countries are considered part of your travel history. You will not be eligible for a VTL flight if you have transited through a non-VTL country within the past 14 days.

Short-term visitors and Long-Term Pass holders must apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) online between seven and 30 days prior to their intended date of entry into Singapore. Children aged 12 and below (as of calendar year) do not need to apply for a VTP. 

VTP applications start on the following dates:
  • Already open: Brunei, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States
  • 8 November 2021  (10:00am, SGT): South Korea 

There are no charges levied for the VTP. Singapore citizens and permanent residents are not required to apply for a VTP, but permanent residents will need valid re-entry permits.

Vaccination requirements for VTL flight

Travellers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with any vaccine in the World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Use List.

  • To be considered fully vaccinated*, you require two shots of an approved vaccine, or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • Mixing of approved vaccines is accepted.
  • The final dose must be completed at least 14 days prior to arrival in Singapore.
  • You must provide a vaccination certificate in English issued by Singapore or the VTL country**. All vaccination certificates must be digitally certifiable (i.e. contains a QR code for verification).


Children aged 12 and below (as of calendar year) are exempted from these vaccination requirements. However, they must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated traveller on the VTL flight. Please note that this exemption does not apply to VTL flights into South Korea.  

*Residents of Singapore, the EU, or the UK who were previously unvaccinated and had recovered from a past Covid-19 infection are considered fully vaccinated if they have received at least one dose of an approved vaccine. Such travellers will be required to provide an EU or National Health Service (NHS) recovery certificate from Covid-19, or a discharge memo issued in Singapore.

**Acceptable vaccination certificates include:

  • Singapore: Vaccination status on the HealthHub or TraceTogether app.
  • EU countries: European Union Digital Covid Certificates (EUDCC) issued by VTL countries.
  • Canada and The USA: Only the Smart Health Card (SHC) format, issued by Canada or the USA on the Common Trust Network are accepted.
  • The UK: National Health Service (NHS) COVID Passes downloaded from the NHS mobile app.
  • South Korea: Vaccination certificates issued by the Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), as well as authorised clinics and hospitals (starting 15 Nov 2021).
Please note that CovPass and the WHO Yellow Card will not be accepted. 

View examples of all accepted cerificates here.


Testing requirements for VTL flights

Travellers on a VTL flight entering Singapore will be required to take two Covid-19 PCR tests, if their flight arrives on or after the 19 October:

  • A pre-departure test within 48 hours before flight departure.
  • An on-arrival test at Changi Airport.

Infants aged 2 and below (as of calendar year) will be exempted from all PCR tests.

If you are flying on a VTL flight before 19 October 2021, you will still be required to take two post-arrival tests on Day 3 and 7.


Other requirements for VTL flights

Short-term visitors must 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. Singapore Airlines recommends travel insurance from Travel Guard where applicable.

All visitors must use the TraceTogether app in Singapore to facilitate contact tracing. After leaving Singapore, the TraceTogether app data must be kept for 21 days.

If any VTL requirements are not met, Singapore citizens and permanent residents must serve a seven or 10-day Stay Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival, depending on their travel history.

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

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

 

Designated VTL Flights

Singapore Airlines will operate VTL flights according to the following schedules:  

Brunei

Brunei – Singapore

SQ143 will operate once a week as the designated VTL flight from Brunei to Singapore.  

Brunei - Singapore
15 September 2021 - 29 October 2021
SQ143Wednesday12:05pm – 2:15pmBoeing 737-800
7 November 2021 - 26 December 2021
SQ143Sunday12:05pm – 2:15pmBoeing 737-800

*All times are local

All other flights between Brunei and Singapore are non-VTL flights.

 

Denmark, Italy and Spain

Rome – Copenhagen – Singapore

Starting 21 October 2021, SQ353 will operate once a week as the designated VTL flight from Rome/Copenhagen to Singapore. This will increase to twice weekly flights from 1 November 2021.

Rome – Copenhagen – Singapore
21 October 2021 – 28 October 2021
SQ353Rome – CopenhagenThursday8:35am – 11:00am Airbus 350-900
SQ353Copenhagen – SingaporeThursday12:20pm – 6:20am (+1) Airbus 350-900
1 November 2021 – 24 March 2022
SQ353Rome – CopenhagenMonday, Thursday8:40am – 11:10amAirbus 350-900
SQ353Copenhagen - SingaporeMonday, Thursday12:30pm – 7:30am (+1)Airbus 350-900

*All times are local

 

Barcelona – Milan – Singapore

SQ379 will operate thrice weekly as the designated VTL flight from Barcelona through Milan to Singapore. Please note of the flight timing changes that will take effect from 31 October 2021 onwards in the table below. 

Barcelona – Milan – Singapore
21 October 2021 – 28 October 2021
SQ379Barcelona - MilanMonday, Thursday, Sunday10:10am – 11:50amAirbus 350-900
SQ379Milan - SingaporeMonday, Thursday, Sunday1:00pm – 7:00am (+1)Airbus 350-900
31 October 2021 – 24 March 2022
SQ379Barcelona - MilanMonday, Thursday, Sunday9:50am – 11:30amAirbus 350-900
SQ379Milan - SingaporeMonday, Thursday, Sunday12:40pm – 7:35am (+1)Airbus 350-900

*All times are local

All other flights between Denmark, Italy, Spain and Singapore are non-VTL flights.

 

France

Paris – Singapore

SQ337 will operate four times weekly as the designated VTL flight from Paris to Singapore.

Paris – Singapore
20 October 2021 – 29 October 2021
SQ337Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday12:00pm – 6:50am (+1) Boeing 777-300ER
31 October 2021 - 25 March 2022
SQ337Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday10:40am – 6:15am (+1)Boeing 777-300ER

*All times are local

All other flights between France and Singapore are non-VTL flights.

 

Germany

Frankfurt – Singapore

SQ325, which operates daily as the designated VTL flight from Frankfurt to Singapore, will increase to daily flights from 19 October 2021.

Frankfurt – Singapore
19 October 2021 – 30 October 2021
SQ325Daily10:00pm – 4:25pm (+1)Boeing 777-300ER
31 October 2021 – 26 March 2022
SQ325Daily9:55pm – 5:15pm (+1)Boeing 777-300ER

*All times are local

 

Munich – Singapore

SQ331, which operates as the designated VTL flight from Munich to Singapore, will increase to thrice-weekly flights from 20 October 2021. 

Munich – Singapore
20 October 2021 - 30 October 2021
SQ331 Monday, Wednesday, Saturday1:15pm – 7:05am (+1)Airbus A350-900
31 October 2021 – 26 March 2022
SQ331Monday, Wednesday, Saturday1:15pm – 7:55am (+1) Airbus A350-900

*All times are local

All other flights between Germany and Singapore are non-VTL flights. 

Our sister airline Scoot will also launch thrice-weekly VTL flights from Berlin to Singapore, starting 20 October 2021. Please visit the Scoot website for more information.

 

The Netherlands

Amsterdam – Singapore

SQ329 will operate four times weekly as the designated VTL flight from Amsterdam to Singapore.

Amsterdam – Singapore
19 October 2021 – 30 October 2021
SQ329Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday11:15am – 5:55am (+1)Airbus A350-900
2 November 2021 – 26 March 2022
SQ329Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday10:25am – 5:55am (+1)Airbus A350-900

*All times are local

All other flights between The Netherlands and Singapore are non-VTL flights.

 

The United States of America (USA) and Canada

New York – Singapore

SQ23 will operate daily as the designated VTL flight from New York to Singapore.

New York – Singapore
19 October 2021 – 30 October 2021
SQ23Daily10:30pm – 5:20am (+2)Airbus A350-900ULR
31 October 2021 – 26 March 2022
SQ23Daily9.40pm – 5:20am (+2)Airbus A350-900ULR

*All times are local

 

Los Angeles – Singapore

SQ37 will operate daily as the designated VTL flight from Los Angeles to Singapore.

Los Angeles – Singapore
19 October 2021 – 30 October 2021
SQ37Daily11:20pm – 7:30am (+2)Airbus A350-900
31 October 2021 – 26 March 2022
SQ37Daily10:25pm – 8:15am (+2)Airbus A350-900

*All times are local

 

 

San Francisco – Singapore

SQ33 will operate daily as the designated VTL flight from San Francisco to Singapore.

San Francisco – Singapore
20 October 2021 – 30 October 2021
SQ33Daily10:05pm – 5:45am (+2)Airbus A350-900ULR
31 October 2021 – 26 March 2022
SQ33Daily 8:50pm – 6:25am (+2)Airbus A350-900ULR

*All times are local

 

 

Seattle – Vancouver – Singapore

Starting 4 December 2021, SQ29 will operate twice weekly as the designated VTL flight from Seattle/Vancouver to Singapore.  

Seattle – Vancouver – Singapore
4 December 2021 – 12 February 2022
SQ29Seattle - VancouverThursday, Saturday11:00am – 11:45amAirbus 350-900
SQ29Vancouver - SingaporeThursday, Saturday1:15pm – 10:05pm (+1)Airbus 350-900

*All times are local

All other flights between the United States of America, Canada and Singapore are non-VTL flights.

 

The United Kingdom (UK)

London – Singapore

SQ317 will operate daily as the designated VTL flight from London to Singapore.

London – Singapore
19 October 2021 – 30 October 2021
SQ317Daily11:25am – 7:30am (+1)Boeing 777-300ER
31 October 2021 – 17 November 2021
SQ317Daily10:55am – 7:50am (+1)Boeing 777-300ER
18 November 2021 – 26 March 2022
SQ317Daily10:55am – 7:50am (+1)Airbus A380-800

*All times are local

All other flights between the United Kingdom and Singapore are non-VTL flights.

 

South Korea

Seoul – Singapore

SQ601 and SQ607 will operate thrice weekly as the designated VTL flights from Seoul to Singapore.

Seoul – Singapore
16 November 2021 – 26 March 2022
SQ601Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday4:35pm – 10:20pmBoeing 787-10
SQ607Wednesday, Friday, Sunday10:30am – 4:15pmBoeing 787-10

*All times are local

 

Customers with existing bookings


If you have booked a ticket between Singapore and any VTL country, we will notify you if your flight has been designated a VTL flight.

You have the option to be reaccommodated onto non-VTL flights if you do not meet the VTL requirements. Please note that passengers travelling on non-VTL flights must meet the entry requirements for Singapore, and will have to serve quarantine. 

For direct bookings with us, you can also request for a rebooking or refund through our Assistance Request Form. If you had booked through a travel agency or partner airlines, please contact them directly. 

If you require urgent assistance please reach out to their local Singapore Airlines office



Transit passengers

Please note that passengers transiting in Singapore will be eligible for VTL flights, if they meet the VTL vaccination and pre-departure test requirements.

Popular FAQs

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