Singapore Eases Entry Restrictions, SIA Issues Guidelines For New Vaccinated Travel Framework

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Last month, the Singapore government announced that beginning on April 1, 2022, all travellers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 and children aged 12 and under will be allowed to enter Singapore with simply a pre-departure Covid-19 test.

In response, the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group has recently issued measures to simplify travel protocols for entry into Singapore, making it easier for passengers to travel.

Singapore’s New Vaccinated Travel Framework

From 1 April 2022, fully vaccinated travellers on all SIA and Scoot flights will enjoy quarantine-free entry into Singapore without any on-arrival test.

All travellers must still take a pre-departure test and meet prevailing visa requirements. Short-term visitors must also purchase travel insurance with a minimum coverage of $30,000 for Covid-19-related medical treatment and hospitalization costs, prior to travel to Singapore.

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Travellers aged 12 and below are exempted from being vaccinated and can enter Singapore quarantine free without the need to be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Fully vaccinated travellers may also take public transport to depart Changi airport after arrival.

As a result, SIA and Scoot will no longer designate specific Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights from 1 April 2022. Existing customers who are currently booked on a VTL flight on or after 1 April 2022 may travel as planned. They need not make any changes to their booking.

Travellers who are not fully vaccinated will be subject to prevailing quarantine (7 days Stay-Home-Notice as of the release date of this notice) and testing requirements.

Singapore Airlines and Scoot currently serve 97 destinations in 34 countries. According to SIA, they would continue to closely monitor travel demand and improve capacity and services as needed.

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More information on the changes to entry requirements for Singapore may be found on Singapore’s Safe Travel website.

Transiting via Singapore

Please note that passengers must continue to meet the travel requirements of their final destination when transiting via Singapore. Furthermore, there may continue to be certain transit restrictions.

Passengers cannot transit through Singapore to a destination in Mainland China or Hong Kong SAR. Services from Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR to Singapore remain unaffected. Passengers departing from Mainland China or Hong Kong will be allowed to transfer through Singapore Changi Airport en route to their final destinations.


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