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Key Points

  • Eight countries added to Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lanes beginning October 19, 2021
  • Adjustments to entrance restrictions for travelers arriving through Vaccinated Travel Lanes


The government of Singapore announced adjusted border measures and extensions to the Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) beginning October 19, 2021. Citizens of Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, and the US will travel using the VTLs beginning October 19, 2021. Travelers from these countries will no longer be required to quarantine upon arrival in Singapore. Applications to travel using the CTLs will open on October 12, 2021.

The government of Singapore has also updated the current safeguards on the VTLs. VTL travelers will be required to present verifiable and authenticated digital proof of vaccination as a precondition for entry. The EU Digital Covid Vaccination Certificate and the Republic of Korea’s digital vaccination certificate have been approved by the government of Singapore as proof of vaccination. US and Canadian citizens will be required to present a digital vaccination certificate issued in the smart health card format on the common trust network.

What’s Changed?

Testing requirements for travelers using VTLs will be lowered so that only two tests will be required for VTL travelers. After November 19, 2021, travelers will only be required to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours before departure to Singapore and undergo an on-arrival PCR test upon arriving in Singapore.

Looking Ahead

Applications of the Republic of Korea (ROK) will open on November 8, 2021. Approved travelers from the ROK will then enter Singapore on a VTL beginning November 15, 2021. Continue to check Singapore’s government website for additional information.

Sources: Ministry of Health, Singapore

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