Singapore Opens For Quarantine-Free Travel For 11 Countries; India Not On List

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar 271

Singapore is one of the countries that has been extremely stringent about its travel rules. Countries are slowly relaxing the restrictions and easing travel rules as they innoculate their population. Singapore will also be reopening its border to vaccinated visitors from October 19 but just from 11 countries. However, Indian travellers will still have to wait as it has not been included in the list of countries that allow quarantine-free entry under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL).

India Is Not On The List

Travellers to Singapore must be vaccinated with a World Health Organization (WHO) approved jab. As of now, the Singapore government’s VTL scheme covers seven European countries, and that includes Denmark, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Germany along with the United States and Canada.

Also, the only Asian country to be included in this list are Brunei, and vaccinated travellers from South Korea will also be allowed to enter Singapore from November 15. India and Indonesia are yet to be included on the list. Meanwhile, according to reports, a senior Indian government official said, “The appropriate ministries will work on resolving whatever the concerns are but there is nothing to be said formally at the moment on the matter. Singapore Reopens For Travellers From 9 Countries, UAE Not On The List.

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Travellers Can Only Fly To Singapore On Singapore Airlines Or Lufthansa

Travellers can only fly to Singapore on a VTL-designated flight flown by Singapore Airlines or Lufthansa. The government is in the process of slowly include other carriers on the list. To fly to Singapore, travellers should carry a vaccination certificate as well as undergo an RT-PCR test not more than 48 hours before departure. They will also have to take another test upon arrival at Singapore’s Changi airport.

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Singapore hopes to slowly relax rules for other countries including India in the next three to six months.

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