Starting from 29 November 2021 onwards, under the newly introduced Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangement, vaccinated Malaysian travellers will be able to travel to Singapore without the need for quarantine! There’s a lot of information to go through regarding the Singapore VTL, we’ve already done all the homework and simplified it for you. Here’s everything you need to know about VTL below
1. Fully vaccinated? Congratulations, you can enter Singapore without undergoing quarantine
First and foremost, give yourself a pat on the back if you’re fully vaccinated. Congratulations, you may now travel to Singapore without undergoing quarantine under the VTL arrangement. Additionally, there will be no restrictions on the purpose of travel and no requirement for a controlled itinerary.
Yes you heard that right, you can go anywhere, do anything in Singapore as long as you meet the requirements under the VTL
2. Travellers must have remained in one or more VTL countries for 14 consecutive days
Your travel history is important. Vaccinated travellers must have remained in one or more VTL countries in the last 14 consecutive days in order to be eligible for entry into Singapore.
Here’s a list of current VTL countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, Finland, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sweden, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE
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3. VTL travellers can only enter Singapore by air (for now)
For now, don’t even think about starting up your car engines and driving over the causeway for a holiday. Under the VTL, only air travel will be allowed. And not just any ordinary flight, only designated VTL flights will be allowed.
As a start, there will be six daily designated services between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Changi Airport. AirAsia, Jetstar Asia, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Scoot and Singapore Airlines will operate one daily service each.
Land crossing into Singapore is expected to resume on 29 November 2021, however it will not be applicable for VTL as of yet
4. Vaccinated Malaysian travellers will be required to apply for the Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)
Booked your flights to Singapore? Hold your horses, travellers from Malaysia will still need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) prior to entry. In this application, you will need to upload your vaccination certificate in order to be verified. The COVID-19 Vaccination Digital Certificate in your MySejahtera app can be used as proof of your vaccination in this application.
Applications for the Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) for Malaysian travellers will open from 22 November 2021 onwards. You can apply for VTP at this website
Don’t forget to also submit your health declaration via the SG Arrival Card e-service prior to departure for Singapore
5. You’re gonna need travel insurance prior to travel to Singapore
Remember when you could travel anywhere without a need for travel insurance? Under the VTL, travel insurance is a must, with a minimum coverage of RM100,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalization costs, prior to travel to Singapore
6. All travellers from VTL countries must take two COVID-19 tests
Under the VTL, fully vaccinated travellers from VTL countries may enter Singapore without quarantine and just need to undergo COVID-19 testing. There are two tests each traveller will need to complete prior to entry
- A pre-departure test, which must be a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or a professionally-administered Antigen Rapid Test, within two days before departing for Singapore and obtain a negative test result
- An on-arrival PCR test at Changi Airport and remain self-isolated until their test result is confirmed to be negative
7. Non-vaccinated children may travel together if accompanied by a VTL traveller
Good news for families. Children aged 12 years and below are not required to present a proof of vaccination to enter Singapore if they are accompanied by a VTL traveller who meets all VTL requirements for entry into Singapore.
8. VTL travellers will need to download and use TraceTogether, Singapore’s contact tracing app
And you’re all set! Feel free to share and bookmark this article, we’ll be updating it from time to time should new information come into play. For now, enjoy your trip to Singapore!
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