I am sure everyone is as excited as I am about the opening of the Vaccinated Travel Lanes. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website has detailed instructions on the conditions and documents required for travelers to Singapore, but what about Singaporeans going overseas to other Vaccinated Travel Lane (VLT) countries?
In this post, I will collate the requirements of different Vaccinated Travel Lane countries in alphabetical order. Singapore Airlines and Scoot are currently the only 2 airlines offering Vaccinated Travel Lanes flights from Singapore to other VLT countries.
Australia: Fully-vaccinated Singapore citizens can enter Australia without the need to quarantine upon arrival. All travellers aged 5 and above will be required to take a negative pre-departure Covid-19 test result within 72 hours prior to the flight. Unvaccinated children aged 12 – 17 entering Sydney or Melbourne will need to self-isolate upon arrival and undertake Covid-19 PCR tests. Further details on entering Australia can be found here.
Brunei: All travelers must must take a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test 48 hours prior to the flight. Travelers will also need to apply for an Entry Travel Pass. Upon arrival, travellers will need to self-isolate for between two to 14 days.
Cambodia: A negative Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test certificate in English issued by an accepted heath authority no more than 72 hours prior to arrival into Cambodia, accompanied by the lab report. An Antigen Rapid Test (ART) is also required on arrival.
Canada: All travelers 5 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, must provide proof of a COVID-19 negative molecular test result taken within 72 hours of your scheduled flight, or arrival at a land border crossing to enter Canada or proof of a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days. Rapid Antigen Test (ART) are not accepted. Accepted types are Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Nucleic acid test (NAT) or Nucleic acid amplification test (NAATs), Reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP.
France: A negative pre-departure PCR test result obtained 72 hours prior to the flight for unvaccinated children age 12 and above (based on date of birth). Children below 12 are exempt. All children will need to be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.
India: Travellers to India from Singapore will be required to serve quarantine for seven days at home or in a hotel. They are also required to take an on-arrival PCR test and a second PCR test on Day 8. No further quarantine is required if they test negative for the second PCR test. Find out more here.
Indonesia: Travellers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English. A PCR test is required on arrival, and travellers will have to quarantine for up to five days, with another PCR test administered at the end of quarantine.
Italy: A negative pre-departure PCR test or Antigen Rapid Test (ART)2 test result obtained within 72 hours prior to the flight.
Malaysia: All travellers aged 3 and above (based on the calendar year) must present a negative pre-departure Covid-19 RT-PCR test result obtained within two days prior to the flight. A Covid-19 RT-PCR test is required on arrival.
Maldives: A negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours before departure from the first point of embarkation. Children aged under one are exempted.
Netherlands: Either a pre-departure Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) 48 hours prior to the flight or an ART 24 hours prior to the flight. Unvaccinated children 11 and below, and accompanied by a vaccinated parent/legal guardian, are exempt from the pre-departure test. However, please note that unvaccinated children aged 13 and above are required to serve mandatory self-quarantine, even if accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent/legal guardian. Further details on the requirements for children aged 12 – 17 years entering the Netherlands can be found here.
South Korea: Present a negative pre-departure Covid-19 test result obtained within 72 hours prior to the flight, and take an on-arrival PCR test. Another PCR test is required on Day 6 or 7 after arrival if the duration of stay is eight days or more. Unvaccinated children aged six and above may enter, but would be subjected to quarantine for 10 days.
Sri Lanka: All travellers are required to present a printed negative Covid-19 PCR test result in English, taken within 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Children aged below two are exempted. An on-arrival PCR test is also required for children aged 12 to below 18, who are accompanied by vaccinated parents. They will be able to re-join their parents once they test negative.
Thailand: A negative Covid-19 RT PCR test result taken within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure.
UK: A post-arrival PCR test on Day 2 (requires pre-booking). This test must be provided by a private test provider. If the test result is positive or unclear, the traveller must self-isolate for a further 10 days. The day of the post-arrival PCR test will be considered as Day 0.
USA: A negative pre-departure Covid-19 test result obtained within 3 days prior to the flight. Tests accepted include: ART2, NAAT, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA.