Delhi: Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) passengers will be able to enter Singapore more freely now. With effect from February 22, 2022, Singapore will ease the entry and testing requirements for VTL passengers.
However, a negative PCR test report or rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours is necessary for those travelling from India.
Travel history requirement reduced to 7 days
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reduced the travel history requirement from 14 to 7 days for fully vaccinated passengers travelling on VTL flights from Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai to Singapore.
According to SIA, passengers should not have travelled (including transit) outside of VTL countries/regions or outside of countries/regions classified as Category I by Singapore’s Ministry of Health, including Macao, Mainland China, and Taiwan, in the past seven days.
“If the traveller was in Singapore within the last seven days, his or her stay can be counted toward fulfilling this seven-day travel history requirement,” reads a statement released by SIA.
VTP in not necessary for long-term pass holders
Additionally, the vaccinated travel pass (VTP) is no longer required for long-term pass holders. However, VTP is still necessary for short-term visitors and individuals with work permits.
No need for on-arrival PCR test
Singapore will also relax its on-arrival testing requirements, according to the statement. From February 22, VTL travellers are no longer required to take an on-arrival Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test at Changi Airport.
A testing notice with a web link to book tests will be issued to the passengers upon their entry into Singapore. A rapid antigen test will need to be performed within 24 hours of arrival at any test centers throughout Singapore.
If the rapid antigen test results a negative, there will be no need for any additional tests.
SIA operates 52 flights from eight cities in India
Singapore Airlines operates 52 flights to Singapore from eight Indian cities. It includes daily, quarantine-free VTL services from Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai.
The Airline operates non-VTL services from Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Kochi. Customers travelling to Singapore on these flights will need to adhere to the Travel and Health Control Measures laid down by the Singapore Government.
Scoot, SIA’s low-cost subsidiary, operates non-VTL services from Amritsar, Hyderabad, and Tiruchirappalli.