Singapore Airlines To Add Dubai, Hong Kong, Manila, New York, And Phuket To Vaccinated Travel Lane From Feb 25

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Recently the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has announced various restorations and extensions in its Vaccinated Travel Lanes network and got back on track with its plans to reopen Singapore’s borders with more countries.

Singapore International Airlines, the flagship carrier of Singapore has welcomed these latest developments on Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangements.

In line with this development, and as part of a broader expansion of its VTL services, SIA has announced that beginning on February 25, 2022, it will gradually add Dubai, Hong Kong, Manila, New York (Newark), and Phuket to its Vaccinated Travel Lane network.

SIA will also step up frequencies for flights between Singapore and several existing VTL destinations. These are Bandar Seri Begawan, Colombo, Male, and Phnom Penh.

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Scoot, SIA’s low-cost subsidiary, will include Chiang Mai, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Krabi, London (Gatwick), and Phuket to its VTL network. It will also increase the frequency of its flights between Singapore and Phuket.

The SIA Group has seen strong demand for its VTL services since the launch of these arrangements last year. We will continue to grow our network and add new services in a calibrated manner, providing greater travel options and flexibility for our customers.

Requirements For Vaccinated Travel Lane

The following changes will also apply for travelers entering Singapore from 21 February 2022, 2359 hours (Singapore time).

  • Travel history requirement will be reduced from 14 to 7 days.
    • VTL travelers must have remained only in (including any transit stops) one or more of the VTL countries/regions, or a country/region in Category I of MOH’s Country/Region Classification for Border Measures in the last 7 consecutive days prior to departure to Singapore. If the traveler has been in Singapore within those last 7 days, his/her stay in Singapore can be counted towards fulfilling this 7-day travel history requirement.
  • Long-Term Pass Holders (except work permit holders) will no longer have to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) to travel to Singapore on a VTL flight.

Changes to On-Arrival Testing for Singapore

The enhanced 7-day testing regime for arriving VTL travelers will cease for those entering Singapore from 21 February 2022, 2359 hours (Singapore time).

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In addition, VTL travelers will no longer need to perform an on-arrival Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test at Changi Airport.

Instead, they will have up to 24 hours from their entry into Singapore to take a supervised self-swab (SSS) Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at one of the testing centers located across Singapore.

The weblink to book a test will be provided in the Testing Notice issued to travelers on arrival in Singapore. Except for going for the SSS, travelers are required to isolate themselves in their accommodation until they have tested negative on the supervised ART.


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