The Indian Govt is in conversation with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore to restart scheduled commercial flights with India and Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes.
It must be noted that earlier this week Singapore has announced that starting from November 29 it will allow quarantine-free entry of fully-vaccinated people from India.
Initially, Singapore is planning to start two daily services each from Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai by Nov 29 under the Vaccinated Travel Lane.
“We intend to launch a VTL for India for entry into Singapore from 29 November 2021 and will open VTP applications from 22 November 2021.”Advertisement
Singapore is slowly re-opening its borders and has expanded quarantine-free travel to nearly a dozen countries, including Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, France, Britain, and the United States, under its Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) program.
At present only repatriation flights under the Govt. of India’s Vande Bharat Mission are allowed to operate between India and Singapore.
The resumption of commercial flights between Singapore and India is moving in the right direction and there can be a decision soon, say sources.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is in talks with the top leadership of Singapore, resumption of connectivity also came up during his talks. Jaishankar met the Singapore transport minister and discussed enhancing travel arrangements between the two countries.
Began my Singapore visit by meeting S. Iswaran, Minister of Transport.— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) November 17, 2021
Discussed enhancing travel arrangements between the two countries. pic.twitter.com/KCbLSB0TU2
“Began my Singapore visit by meeting S. Iswaran, Minister of Transport. Discussed enhancing travel arrangements between the two countries” Jaishankar tweeted.