Travelers from India must travel to Singapore on services designated by VTL. VTL will begin with six designated flights operating daily from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has reached an agreement with the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation to resume commercial air traffic between Singapore and India.

From November 29, 2021 (Monday), There will be a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) from India to Singapore, with six designated VTL flights daily from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.

According to the VTL, fully vaccinated travelers from VTL countries can enter Singapore without quarantine and only need to undergo a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) upon arrival. In addition, children under the age of 12 who are not vaccinated may travel to Singapore on the VTL if they are accompanied by a VTL traveler who meets all VTL requirements.

In terms of paperwork, only travelers who are short term visitors and long term pass holders from India need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) to enter Singapore under the VTL. Singaporeans and permanent residents do not need to apply for a VTP.

Applications for VHP will open today (November 22, 2021) at 6 p.m. Applications are possible for the planned entry dates from November 29, 2021 to January 21, 2022 (seven to 60 calendar days in advance).

Those wishing to enter Singapore after December 1, 2021 (Wednesday) are encouraged to apply after November 24, 2021.

Travelers flying to Singapore on non-VTL flights are subject to applicable public health requirements based on the Singapore Department of Health (MOH) regulations Country / region classification for border measures that corresponds to strict Category II.

What is required to apply for a VTP?

VTP applicants should have the following information on hand:

  • Passport;
  • Digital vaccination certificate and
  • Singapore address to self-isolate pending COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results on arrival.

CAAS noted that short-term visitors who need a visa to travel to Singapore must apply for a visa separately – and they are advised to do so after receiving their VTP permit and before leaving for Singapore.

“You must also purchase travel insurance with a minimum coverage of S $ 30,000 for medical treatment and hospitalization related to COVID-19 before traveling to Singapore. In Singapore, these visitors also need to use the TraceTogether app for easy contact tracking. ”CAAS added.

What you should consider with the VTL Singapore-India

With this, CAAS has defined the following general VTL requirements that all travelers entering Singapore must observe.

VTL travelers are only allowed to have stayed in one or more VTL countries or a country / region of category I of the country / region classification of Singapore MOH for border measures in the last 14 consecutive days prior to departure to Singapore. If the traveler has stayed in Singapore within the last 14 days, their stay in Singapore can count towards the fulfillment of this 14-day travel history.

All VTL travelers must take two COVID-19 tests:

  • A pre-departure test, which must be a PCR test or a professionally performed rapid antigen test (ART), within two days of departure to Singapore with a negative test result and
  • A PCR test upon arrival at Changi Airport and stay in isolation until the test result is confirmed negative.

Children up to 2 years in the calendar year[5] are not required to undergo these tests.

All VTL travelers must be fully vaccinated and present a Singapore-approved digital proof of vaccination issued in a VTL country or Singapore. They are also encouraged to submit their health declaration through the SG Arrival Card e-service[10] before departure for Singapore.

According to the VTL, children who are 12 years of age and younger in the calendar year do not need to present a vaccination certificate to enter Singapore if they are accompanied by a VTL traveler who meets all VTL requirements for entry to Singapore.

Singapore nationals and permanent residents who are not vaccinated in Singapore are strongly advised to also include their overseas vaccination card on their health declaration as part of the SG Arrival Card submission. However, if you get vaccinated in Singapore, you do not need to show your vaccination card.

Even short-term visitors and permanent passport holders who have to apply for a VHP do not have to upload their vaccination certificates as part of the SG Arrival Card submission, as their vaccination cards are checked as part of the VHP application.

Travelers traveling to Singapore on VTL must travel to Singapore on designated VTL flights. You can also travel via another VTL country to take a designated VTL flight to Singapore – but this is subject to the applicable transfer / transit requirements of that VTL country.

“The purpose of the trip is not restricted under the VTL agreement and there is no requirement for a controlled itinerary or a controlled sponsor,” stated CAAS.

Related: Singapore’s Vaccinated Routes of Travel (VTL) FAQ: Who Eligible, How to Apply for a VTP, and More

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