The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has taken additional steps to extend the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) to more cities in India, Indonesia, and Malaysia, to facilitate travel and densify the Singapore air hub’s connectivity with these key markets. Moreover, CAAS will also launch VTLs from two new countries namely Greece and Vietnam.
The announcement by the aviation authority comes in a bid to reclaim and rebuild Singapore’s position as a premier air hub.
“To further facilitate business and people-to-people flows and bring greater convenience and choice for travelers, we will deepen our air links with Malaysia, Indonesia, and India,” said CAAS on its website.
The Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) for India will also extend beyond Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai to include all Indian cities. As of now, Singapore Airlines operates only 03 VTL flights to Singapore from India. These are SQ403 (ex DEL), SQ423 (ex BOM) & SQ529 (ex MAA).
However, after the latest announcement, it is possible that Singapore Airlines will also start VTL flights from Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kochi which is Non-VTL till now.
Below is the full schedule of Singapore Airlines flights under the Vaccinated Travel Lane and Non-VTL.
Singapore Airlines Flight From India to Singapore
|Flight No.||Sector||Aircraft||Day of Operation||Departure/Arrival Time|
|SQ 423||Mumbai-Singapore (VTL)||A359M||Daily||23:35/07:30 (+1)|
|SQ 421||Mumbai-Singapore (non-VTL)||A359 M||Tue/Fri, Sun*||11:50/19:50|
|SQ 403||Delhi-Singapore (VTL)||B787-10||Daily||21:40/06:10 (+1)|
|SQ 401||Delhi-Singapore (non-VTL)||B787-10||Thu/Sun, Fri**||10:00/18:15|
|SQ 529||Chennai-Singapore (VTL)||B787-10||Daily||23:15/05:55 (+1)|
|SQ 525||Chennai-Singapore (non-VTL)||B737-8R||Fri/Sat/Sun***||10:30/17:20|
|SQ 517||Kolkata-Singapore (non-VTL)||B737-8R||Daily||22:50/05:25 (+1)|
|SQ 511||Bangalore-Singapore (non-VTL)||A359 M||Daily||23:10/06:10 (+1)|
|SQ 505||Ahmedabad-Singapore (non-VTL)||A359 M||Tue, Thu/Sun****||23:05/07:15 (+1)|
|SQ 535||Kochi-Singapore (non-VTL)||B737-8R||Daily*||23:05/06:10 (+1)|
|SQ 523||Hyderabad-Singapore (non-VTL)||B737-8R||Daily||22:55/06:00 (+1)|
Effective from 16th March 2022, the VTL for Malaysia will extend beyond Kuala Lumpur to include Penang, starting with four daily flights each way between Singapore and Penang.
Similarly, starting from 16 March 2022, the VTL for Indonesia will extend beyond Jakarta to include Bali-Denpasar, starting with two daily flights from Bali-Denpasar to Singapore.
VTL For Greece and Vietnam
will also launch new VTLs for Greece and Vietnam. With the addition of Greece, we will have established two-way quarantine-free travel with all countries in Europe that have direct flights to Singapore. From 15 March 2022, Vietnam plans to reopen its borders for international tourism. With the launch of the VTL from Vietnam, we will restore two-way quarantine-free travel with Vietnam, which was a popular destination for many Singaporeans pre-COVID.
Travelers from Greece and Vietnam may enter Singapore under the VTL on or after 16 March 2022. Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) applications for these countries will open on 13 March 2022 at 1000 hours (Singapore time).
Short-term visitors and work permit holders eligible to travel on the VTL must apply for a VTP to enter Singapore under the VTL.
Fully vaccinated Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, all other long-term pass holders and In-Principle Approval (IPA) holders, and children aged 12 years and below in the calendar year do not need to apply for a VTP to enter Singapore under the VTL.