Singapore to open vaccinated travel lanes to Finland, Sweden and Malaysia
The VTL will commence from Nov 29 onwards.
Singapore will extend Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) to Finland and Sweden, as well as launch a joint VTL with Malaysia for travel between Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from Nov 29 onwards.
Both Singapore and its neighbouring country, Malaysia, have made good progress in citizen vaccination rates and managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The VTLs will allow travel as our two countries gradually reopen our borders responsibly by balancing the need to recover our economies while ensuring safety and health of our peoples from COVID-19,” said Malaysia Prime Minister Ismail Sabri.
To start off, there will be six designated flights for quarantine-free travel between the countries.
Singapore will also increase its daily quota of travellers for the VTL scheme from 4,000 to 6,000 travellers from Nov 29.
Unvaccinated children below the age of 13 who are accompanied by a traveller who meets the requirements are allowed to travel under the VTL scheme, with the exception of South Korea.
Applications for Short Term Visitors and Long-Term Pass Holders will also commence on Nov 22. More details will be provided nearer to the date when applications open.
Other countries that currently allow quarantine-free travel to and fro Singapore are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
VTL services from South Korea will also commence from 15 Nov.
“We are easing off slightly on the bicycle brakes, but we must not let our guard down and lose control as we go down slow,” shared Minister Lawrence Wong at the Multi-Ministry Taskforce Press Conference on Nov 8.