Singapore to launch vaccinated travel lanes with Australia and Switzerland on Nov 8

Travellers can apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass from Nov 1 for entry to Singapore.

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Published: 27 October 2021, 12:43 PM

Travellers from Australia and Switzerland can now visit Singapore under the vaccinated travel lanes (VTL) from Nov 8 onwards. 

Under this arrangement, visitors are not required to serve quarantine but will need to do a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. 

Unvaccinated children below 12 years of age are allowed to enter the country, provided they are accompanied by vaccinated adults. 

However, the VTLs with these countries only apply for arrivals in Singapore.

Those who wish to enter Australia or Switzerland have to check the entry requirements needed in the respective countries. These include age restrictions, vaccination status and measures to adhere to while travelling. 

On Singapore Airlines’ website, it is stated that entry into Australia is restricted to Australian citizens or permanent residents and their immediate families. Foreign nationals who wish to enter have to hold a valid visa and a travel restriction exemption. 

Alternatively, Singaporeans can travel to South Korea from Nov 15 onwards. 10 other countries, including Canada and France, are already open for vaccinated travellers from Singapore. 

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