Indians can now travel to Singapore without having to quarantine. Singapore has finally opened up for fully vaccinated Indian and Indonesian travellers. This travel rule is going to start from November 29, and three more countries will be added next month to this list. The country is looking to rebuild its status as an international aviation hub that is connected with the whole world.
Singapore has something called Vaccinated Travel Lane or VTL programme in place. Under this programme, countries such as Australia, Canada, and Germany, and 10 other countries are included. Now India and Indonesia are also added to the list.
Singapore has also announced that travellers from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar will also be able to enter Singapore under the VLT programme from December 6 onwards.
Indian travellers along with travellers from the other VTL countries will not have to go through stay-home notice upon arrival. Such travellers will have to produce negative RT PCR test taken two days before departure, and also undergo an RT PCR test upon arrival. S Iswaran, the Transport Minister of Singapore said that India and Singapore have been working towards mutual recognition of vaccines for quite sometime.
He said, “This means that fully vaccinated travellers from Singapore entering India will no longer need to undergo post-arrival tests home quarantine, they will just need to self monitor for 14 days upon arrival. Our discussions with India are progressing well. And we aim to resume two daily VTL flights each to Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai by November 29. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will provide more details once finalised.”