Singapore extends its Vaccinated Travel Lane to Australia

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October 26, 2021
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The A350-900ULR. Image: Singapore Airlines.

Singapore will extend its Vaccinated Travel Lane to Australia from November 8, 2022.

Under the VTL, fully vaccinated travellers from Australia may enter Singapore without quarantine and just need to undergo COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing.

Children aged 12 years and below who are not vaccinated will be allowed to travel under the VTL into Singapore if they are accompanied by a VTL traveller who meets all VTL requirements.

The VTL is for entry into Singapore.

Australia joins Germany, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom (UK) the United States of America (USA) and Switzerland in the VTL program.

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Mr Louis Arul, Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President South West Pacific said that the airline “welcomes the addition of Australia to Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangements from 8 November 2021.

“Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, SIA has continued to keep Australia connected, supporting the movement of essential cargo and providing an avenue for Australians to return home and essential travel to be undertaken.

“Following announcement from New South Wales and Victoria that they will open their borders to eligible travelers from 1 November 2021, the inclusion of Australia as a Singapore VTL comes at an opportune time, allowing customers to plan for their reunions with family and loved ones in the lead up to Christmas or even a well-deserved holiday in Singapore.

“To support the VTL, SIA will, from Monday 8 November, designate two daily flights each from Melbourne (SQ218 and SQ228) and Sydney (SQ212 and SQ222) into Singapore as VTL services. Scoot, our sister airline, will operate daily VTL services from Melbourne (TR19) and four-times-weekly VTL services from Sydney (TR13).

“The Australia-Singapore VTL flights will enable quarantine-free travel to Singapore as well as provide seamless connectivity for travelers returning to Australia on the 20 VTL services in operation across SIA’s network.

“Flight schedules for the SIA VTL flights will be published on our website. These flights are open for booking but will be indicated as VTL flights on our website progressively.

“As we continue to support all levels of government in planning for Australia’s reopening in a safe, sustainable and scalable way, we will remain nimble in deploying capacity to markets as demand warrants.”