9 more countries including South Korea added to Vaccinated Travel Lanes as early as Oct 19

Tteokbokki, here we come

More countries including South Korea added to VTL list

Good news if you’ve been waiting for travelling to open up.

9 countries added

Starting from 19 October this month onwards, fully-vaccinated travellers will be able to travel to more countries without restrictions on the purpose of travel. Travellers will also be able to enjoy multi-country itineraries between Singapore and the respective countries.

The countries added to the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) include:

  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • The United Kingdom
  • The United States of America

The is in addition to Brunei and Germany that was announced in the VTL launch earlier this year.

South Korea is the first East Asian country that has made it into the VTL list, a popular travel destination for many Singaporeans.

Travel to cities in South Korea, however, will be available at a slightly later date from 15 November onwards.

Photo by Cait Ellis on Unsplash

Korean fried chicken and spicy rice cakes, here we come.

Important things

Despite being able to travel for leisure or business to more countries starting this month, there are still some things to take note of:

  • Travel from Singapore to these countries can be on any Singapore Airlines flight, while travel from these countries to Singapore must be on designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights.
  • Travelling to multiple VTL countries within the same trip is allowed.
  • Travellers will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination and take two Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests when flying into Singapore.
  • Short-term visitors and Long-Term Pass holders need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) to board the VTL flights to Singapore, which can be done online.

There are also certain requirements and exceptions to take note of when travelling to specific countries:

  • Brunei: Quarantine and testing are both required
  • Italy: A pre-departure PCR test or Antigen Rapid Test (ART) taken 72 hours prior to the flight.
  • South Korea: A pre-departure PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the flight.
  • The USA: A pre-departure ART to be taken 72 hours prior to the flight.

You can also find more information on Vaccinated Travel Lanes from Singapore Airlines here.

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