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25/03/2022 By : Nida Kapadia

Singapore announces further easing of travel requirements for vaccinated travellers under new Vaccinated Travel Framework

 

24th March 2022.  From 1 April 2022, Singapore will launch the Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF) for all travellers replacing the current Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme. All countries/regions will be classified either under the General Travel or the Restricted Category and border measures would be accorded by individual travellers’ vaccination status. All countries/regions will come under the General Travel Category to begin with. There are no countries/regions in the Restricted Category currently.

Under the new Vaccinated Travel Framework:

Removal of Testing Requirements in Singapore

Travellers will no longer be required to undergo an unsupervised self-administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART) within 24 hours of arrival in Singapore. However, they must still take a pre-departure test (PDT) within two days before departing for Singapore and obtain a negative test result. The PDT can be a Polymerase Chain Reaction test, a professional-administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART)[1] or a self-administered ART that is remotely supervised by an ART provider in Singapore that provide such services[2]

[1] The ART must be performed by trained professionals such as medical professionals and Government-recognised trained professionals.

[2] Refer to https://go.gov.sg/remote-art-overseas-sg for a list of approved remotely supervised ART providers, and the travellers and countries/regions that this service applies to.

Travellers may enter on any flights

It is no longer necessary to travel on a designated VTL flight.

Vaccinated Travel Pass No Longer Required

Short-term visitors will no longer need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP). They are not required to present their VTP at boarding and arrival immigration.

Short-term Visitors Must be Fully Vaccinated to Enter Singapore

All vaccination certificates, regardless of country of issuance and whether digitally verifiable or not, will be accepted as proof of vaccination. Children aged 12 years and below are exempt from the vaccination requirement.

To illustrate, children born in or after 2010 entering Singapore in 2022 are exempted from the vaccination requirement.

Travel History

Travellers who have spent the last seven days in countries/regions classified under the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH) General Travel Category can enter quarantine free, without having to serve Stay-Home Notice.

Singapore Arrival Card (SGAC) is Still Required

All travellers must submit their SGAC at https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard/ within three days before entering Singapore.

Requirements for Short-Term Visitors

Travellers must apply for an entry visa (if required), purchase COVID-19 travel insurance, and use the TraceTogether app in Singapore.

In addition, from 29 March 2022, mask wearing will be optional in outdoor settings but will still be required for indoor settings.

Short-term visitors entering Singapore should refer to the requirements applicable to them, depending on their vaccination status:

Travellers entering Singapore before 31 March 2022, 2359 hours (Singapore time) must continue to fulfil Vaccinated Travel Lane Conditions to enter Singapore.

Michael Rodriguez, Area Director Northern & Southwestern Europe at Singapore Tourism Board commented, “The latest easing of travel restrictions is a really positive step towards Singapore’s tourism recovery. As the entry process into Singapore becomes even more seamless, we look forward to welcoming more visitors from the UK to safely enjoy reimagined experiences; be it our world class foodie scene, the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix or sharing in the excitement of Gardens by the Bay’s 10th anniversary this year.”

The attached infographic is an easy reference tool for visitors:

 

More details about the Vaccinated Travel Framework can be found at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/

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About the Singapore Tourism Board

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is the lead development agency for tourism, one of Singapore’s key economic sectors. Together with industry partners and the community, they shape a dynamic Singapore tourism landscape. They bring the ‘Passion Made Possible’ brand to life by differentiating Singapore as a vibrant destination that inspires people to share and deepen their passions.

For more information, visit: www.VisitSingapore.com

For media enquiries, please contact: [email protected]

 

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