A guide to Singapore vaccinated travel lanes (VTL)

A VTL is a ‘travel corridor’ that allows quarantine-free travel for vaccinated travelers between Singapore and some specific countries.

Currently already available for Germany and Brunei.

The Singapore government has announced an additional eight countries to be added to the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme, effective Oct. 19.

  • Canada and the United States
  • Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom

South Korea will be added to the list from Nov. 15. This brings the total number of countries under the VTL scheme to 11.

If you’re looking to travel under the VTL scheme, we’ve prepared a handy guide for you. This guide provides an overview of the VTL scheme and the necessary requirements you need to know before you embark on your trip.

What is a vaccinated Travel lane (VTL)?

A VTL is a ‘travel corridor’ that allows for vaccinated travellers quarantine-free travel between Singapore and seven European countries (Denmark, France,
Germany*, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom), and the United States starting 19 October 2021, as well as South Korea starting 15 November 2021.

Designated VTL flights

Travellers must arrive in Singapore on a designated VTL flight in order to be eligible for the VTL. Travellers departing from VTL countries/regions may transit via any of the VTL countries/regions, subject to the transit country/region’s VTL being in effect.

Vaccinated travel pass (VTP)

Fully vaccinated travellers who are short-term visitors (including business and official travellers), or holders of Long-Term Passes (i.e. Long-Term Visit Pass, Student’s Pass, Work Pass or Dependent’s Pass) must apply for a VTP if they intend to enter Singapore on the VTL.

Visa (short term visitors)

Travellers who require a visa to enter Singapore, must separately obtain a valid visa. Travellers are advised to do so after receiving their VTP approval and before departing for Singapore. Such travellers are encouraged to apply for their VTP early.

Pre- departure pcr test

Travellers must undergo a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours before departure for Singapore, at an internationally accredited or recognised laboratory, clinic, or medical facility.

On arrival pcr test

Travellers should register and pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test before departing for Singapore via Safe Travel Concierge portal.

Arrival & secure isolation

Upon arrival in Singapore, travellers must be in selfisolation until they receive a negative on-arrival COVID19 PCR test result. To prepare for this, travellers should pre-arrange for their self-isolation at any of the following accommodations:

  1. residential accommodation
  2. non-residential accommodation (i.e. hotel)

Transportation from airport to hotel

Upon the completion of the on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test, travellers must commute directly to their declared self-isolation accommodation. They must self-isolate there until they are notified of a negative PCR test result.