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All vaccinated travelers can enter Singapore without quarantine from April 1, no need for VTL flights


SINGAPORE – All travelers vaccinated against Covid-19 and children aged 12 and under will be able to enter Singapore with just a Covid-19 test before departure from 23:59 on March 31.

As part of Singapore’s most important decision to reopen its borders, travelers will no longer be required to take only designated flights to enter Singapore without quarantine, and will not have to take a rapid antigen test (ART ) Covid-19 within 24 hours of arrival.

There will also be no more quotas on the number of daily arrivals and no entry authorization required for all vaccinated travellers.

The new border policies will make the travel experience almost like before the pandemic.

The new travel program, named Vaccinated Travel Framework, will replace the existing Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) program.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Thursday March 24 that the pre-departure test two days before departure will however remain in place for the time being.

“We will continue to monitor local and global Covid-19 situations and consider removing the pre-departure testing requirement in the coming weeks,” the health ministry said.

Non-fully vaccinated long-term pass holders and short-term visitors aged 13 and over are generally not permitted to enter Singapore.

But exemptions will be granted to long-term pass holders who are medically ineligible for vaccines, long-term pass holders between the ages of 13 and 17, and long-term pass holders and short-term visitors duration with other valid entry approvals.

These visitors are required to take a pre-departure test within two days of departure to Singapore, submit to a seven-day notice of stay, and take a polymerase chain reaction test at the end of their SHN period. .

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a televised address on Thursday morning that the decision to reopen to vaccinated travelers will provide a much-needed boost to businesses, especially the tourism sector, and help Singapore regain its position as a business hub. and aviation.