Vaccinated Travel Lane between Germany and SingaporeSingapore launched a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) from Germany into Singapore on 8 September 2021. This allows eligible fully vaccinated customers departing from Germany to enter Singapore for any purpose, including leisure travel, without quarantine restrictions.
Today, Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PR) are able to enter Germany without quarantine restrictions.
That means eligible fully vaccinated customers may travel between both countries for any purpose without quarantine restrictions, if they travel under the VTL arrangement from Germany to Singapore.
Please note that the VTL requirements listed on this page apply to flights departing before 19 October 2021. With effect from 19 October 2021, new VTL requirements will apply for customers entering or transiting in Singapore via the VTL arrangement for all VTL countries, including Germany. For more information on the new VTL requirements, please click here.
Eligibility Criteria and Health Measures
Singapore to Germany
There are currently no entry restrictions into Germany for residents of Singapore. Singapore Airlines (SIA) customers may travel freely from Singapore to Germany without serving quarantine if they meet either of the following criteria:
- Singapore citizen or PR who have stayed in Singapore for at least the past six months; or
- being fully vaccinated against Covid-19, where the final dose has been administered at least 14 days before the date of travel, and who have not stayed in an “area of variant of concern” during the last 10 days. They must carry proof of their vaccination status. For more information, please refer here.
Upon arrival in Germany, customers aged 12 and above are required to present one of the following documents:
- a valid electronic or physical copy of the Covid-19 vaccination certificate; or
- a negative Covid-19 Antigen test result, with the test taken within 48 hours before arrival; or
- a negative Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or POC-PCR test result, with the test taken within 72 hours before arrival; or
- proof of recovery from Covid-19, which must be dated between 28 days and six months before travel.
For more information on the entry requirements to Germany, please refer here.
Germany to Singapore (via the Vaccinated Travel Lane)
For SIA customers flying from Germany to Singapore under the VTL arrangement, they must meet all 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. The final dose must be completed at least 14 days prior to arrival in Singapore. Passengers who have recovered from Covid-19 can enter Singapore via the VTL if they have received one dose of vaccination at least 28 days after they first tested positive for Covid-19;
- Providing an electronic or physical vaccination certificate in English issued by the Singapore Government or an electronic or physical copy of the European Union Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC) for vaccination issued by the German Government. Please note that the CovPass or the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), also known as the Carte Jaune or Yellow Card, will not be accepted. Passengers who have recovered from Covid-19 will be required to provide an EUDCC for recovery from Covid-19, or a discharge memo issued in Singapore;
- Having stayed in Germany and/or Singapore for 14 consecutive days before departure;
- Taking a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test within 48 hours before flight departure, an on-arrival PCR test at Changi Airport, as well as up to two post-arrival PCR tests; and
- Flying only on dedicated VTL flights.
Short-term visitors and Long-Term Pass holders must apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) between seven and 30 days prior to their intended date of entry into Singapore.
Singapore citizens and permanent residents are not required to apply for the Vaccinated Travel Pass, but 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.
Travellers transiting through Singapore, as well as non-VTL travellers, will not be allowed to board the designated VTL flights. Passengers travelling on designated VTL flights must ensure they meet all the requirements before booking a flight.
To view the full VTL requirements and health measures for VTL flights departing before 19 October 2021, please click here.
Designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Flights
Frankfurt to Singapore:
- The inaugural VTL flight from Frankfurt, SQ325, will depart on Tuesday 7 September.
- Please note that SIA will operate only three designated weekly VTL services from Frankfurt (SQ325 every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday local time).
- All other SIA flights from Frankfurt are not designated VTL flights.
Munich to Singapore:
- The inaugural VTL flight from Munich, SQ331, will depart on Wednesday 8 September.
- Please note that SIA will operate only two designated weekly VTL services from Munich (SQ331 every Monday and Wednesday local time).
- All other SIA flights from Munich are not designated VTL flights.
Eligible customers who wish to travel to Singapore via the VTL must ensure that they are booked on the designated VTL flights. Customers who fly on non-VTL flights will have to undergo the prevailing quarantine restrictions in Singapore.
For flight schedules up to 26 March 2022, please click here.
SIA customers with existing bookings between Singapore and Germany
SIA customers with existing bookings will be notified if their flight has been designated as a VTL flight, or has been cancelled due to changes in the flight schedule.
Customers who do not meet the VTL requirements, or travellers transiting through Singapore and therefore not eligible for VTL flights, 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.
We will reach out to customers who booked directly with Singapore Airlines for travel to provide the necessary assistance. If they wish to, 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 Covid-19 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.
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).
Health and safety measures onboard
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 19 August 2021, 1900hrs (GMT+8)
Last updated on 11 October 2021, 2100hrs (GMT+8)