Singapore will welcome tourists from Qatar, India and Indonesia and other countries under a quarantine-free travel scheme in the coming weeks as the island nation further relaxes its strict Covid-19 travel regulations.
Vaccinated tourists from India and Indonesia can fly to the Lion City from 29 November, while vaccinated travellers from Qatar, and some other countries can visit the city from 6 December.
Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme allows fully vaccinated people to apply to visit the country for tourism purposes.
Travellers will need a negative test result taken within two days of departure, and will undergo an on-arrival test. Travellers must also self-monitor for symptoms after landing in Singapore.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced the VTL expansion.
It advised travellers to check entry requirements of the respective VTL countries, which may vary. The requirements could also change as the Covid-19 situation evolves, the CAAS added.
The CAAS and ministry of health are closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation worldwide and in each VTL country, and will adjust measures if needed, it said.
Transport Minister S Iswaran said during a press conference by the Covid-19 multi-ministry task force that the countries Singapore will open up to are all significant destinations.
“India, Indonesia, Qatar, and some others are in Category Two of the Health Ministry’s Covid-19 risk classification for border measures. The countries’ classification means they either have similar or lower Covid-19 incidence rates than Singapore and other VTL countries,” Asia One reported.
Source: Civil Aviation Authority – Qatar