Singapore Airlines has expanded its quarantine-free, Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL), network to 14 cities. Additional points are expected to be announced over the next few weeks.
This is because Singapore has expanded its VTL arrangements to include Canada and France, Italy, South Korea, Spain and the United States of America.
Country/Region of departure Effective Date for Entry into Singapore Brunei Darussalam, 8 September 2021 at 2359hrs Germany Canada, 18 October 2021 at 2359hrs Denmark France Italy Netherlands Spain United Kingdom United States Republic of Korea, 14 November 2021 at 2359hrs
VTL Requirement Details
Singaporean travelers must have been within the 14 days preceding their departure to Singapore. Click here for more information about VTL.
Travellers must be fully vaccinated starting 18 October and have valid proof of vaccination in any VTL region or Singapore. This applies regardless of where they are going.
Please refer to this FAQ Response for details on acceptable proofs of vaccination issued by Singapore.
This FAQ Response provides information on acceptable proofs of vaccination in any VTL region/country.
Pre-Departure PCR Testing Required
A COVID-19 polymerase chains reaction (PCR), test must be completed by all travelers 48 hours prior to departure from Singapore. Travellers must take the test at an internationally recognized laboratory, clinic or medical facility. A certificate of test results in English should be obtained.
Name of the traveller, plus at least one other personal identification such as date of birth or passport number. Negative COVID-19PCR test results. Date and time that the COVID-19PCR test was performed.
Name of the testing institution that conducted the COVID-19-PCR test.
Arrival PCR Test
After taking the COVID-19 PCR test, travelers are asked to immediately leave the airport for self-isolation. Within 24 hours, the results of the COVID-19-PCR test at arrival will be available. After they are notified that they have not been tested for COVID-19 they can depart their accommodation and continue their activities in Singapore.
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Singapore Airlines VTL Flight Details
VTL flights will be operated by Singapore Airlines from Amsterdam, Barcelona and Copenhagen, London. VTL services by SIA from Seoul will start on 16 November 2021.
Scoot will fly VTL from Berlin starting 20 October 2021
Customers can travel to multiple cities within VTL countries if they meet the 14-day travel history requirements, which also includes transit countries. A traveller could fly from Singapore to Paris and then Paris to Amsterdam and still be eligible to take the VTL flight from Amsterdam-Singapore.
VTL flight passengers can enjoy hassle-free transfers via Singapore Changi Airport.
The following details are available for VTL flight schedules. All times are local.
Spain, Italy and Denmark
SQ353 will be operating once per week from Rome to Copenhagen and Singapore starting 21 October 2021. From 1 November 2021, this will be increased to two weekly flights.
21 October 2021 28 October 2021 SQ353 Rome - Copenhagen Thursday 0835hrs 1100hrs Airbus A350-900 SQ353 Copenhagen - Singapore Thursday 1220hrs 0620hrs (+1) Airbus A350-900 1 November 2021 24 March 2022 SQ379 Rome - Copenhagen Monday, Thursday 0840hrs 1110hrs Airbus A350-900 SQ379 Copenhagen - Singapore Monday, Thursday 1230hrs 0730hrs (+1) Airbus A350-900
SQ379 will fly three times weekly from Barcelona to Milan to Singapore as the VTL flight.
21 October 2021 28 October 2021 SQ379 Barcelona Milan Monday, Thursday, Sunday 1010hrs 1150hrs Airbus A350-900 SQ379 Milan -- Singapore Monday, Thursday, Sunday 1300hrs 0700hrs (+1) Airbus A350-900 31 October 2021 24 March 2022 SQ379 Barcelona Milan Monday, Thursday, Sunday 0950hrs 1130hrs Airbus A350-900 SQ379 Milan Singapore Monday, Thursday, Sunday 1240hrs 0735hrs (+1) Airbus A350-900
SQ337 will fly four times a week as the VTL flight designated from Paris to Singapore.
20 October 2021 29 October 2021 SQ337 Paris Singapore Monday Wednesday Friday Sunday 1200hrs 0650hrs (+1) Boeing 777- 300ER 31 October 2021 25 March 2022 SQ353 Paris Singapore Monday Wednesday Friday Sunday 1040hrs 0615hrs (+1) Boeing 777- 300ER
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SQ325, the VTL flight that operates from Frankfurt to Singapore, will be increasing to daily flights starting 19 October 2021.
20 October 2021 30 Oct 2021 SQ325 Frankfurt Singapore Daily 1625hrs (+1) Boeing 777 - 300ER 31/10/2021 26/03/2022 SQ325 Frankfurt Singapore Daily 2155hrs1715hrs (+1) Boeing 777 - 300ER
SQ331, the VTL flight that operates from Munich to Singapore, will be increased to a thrice weekly service starting 20 October 2021.
20 October 2021 30 October 2021 SQ331 Munich Singapore Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 1315hrs 0705hrs (+1) Airbus A350-900 1 November 2021 26 March 2022 SQ331 Munich Singapore Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 1315hrs 0755hrs (+1) Airbus A350-900
Scoot will fly TR735 three times weekly from Berlin to Singapore as the designated VTL flight.
20 October 2021 29 October 2021 TR735 Berlin Singapore Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1120hrs 0540hrs (+1) Boeing 787-8 From 1 November 2021 TR735 Berlin Singapore Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1045hrs 0545hrs (+1) Boeing 787-8
SQ329 will fly four times a week as the designated VTL flight between Amsterdam and Singapore.
Amsterdam Singapore 19 October 2021 30 October 2021 SQ329 Amsterdam Singapore Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 1115hrs 0555hrs (+1) Airbus A350-900 2 November 2021 26 March 2022 SQ329 Amsterdam Singapore Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 1025hrs 0555hrs (+1) Airbus A350-900
Effective 16 November 2021 SQ600 and Q608 will be able to transport eligible customers via the Vaccinated Transport Lane from Singapore to Seoul.
Singapore - Seoul 19 October 2021 30 October 2021 SQ600 Singapore - Seoul Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 0805 - 1530 Boeing 787-10 2 November 2021 26 March 2022 SQ608 Singapore - Seoul Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 0125 - 0850 Boeing 787-10
As designated VTL flights, SQ601 & SQ607 will be operated thrice weekly from Seoul to Singapore.
Seoul Singapore 16 November 2021 26 March 2022 SQ601 Seoul Singapore Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 1635hrs 2220hrs Boeing 787-10
Seoul Singapore 16 November 2021 26 March 2022 SQ607 Seoul Singapore Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 1030hrs - 1615hrs Boeing 787-10
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The United Kingdom (UK).
SQ317 will be operating daily as the designated VTL flight between London and Singapore.
London Singapore 19 October 2021 30 October 2021 SQ317 London Singapore Daily 1125hrs 0730hrs (+1) Boeing 777-300/ER 2 November 2021 26 March 2022 SQ317 London Singapore Daily 1055hrs 0750hrs (+1) Boeing 777-300/ER
SQ23 will be the designated VTL flight daily from New York to Singapore.
New York JFK Singapore 19 October 2021 30 October 2021 SQ23 New York JFK Singapore Daily 2230hrs 0520hrs (+2) Airbus A350-900ULR 31 October 2021 26 March 2022 SQ23 New York JFK Singapore Daily 2140hrs 0520hrs (+2) Airbus A350-900ULR
SQ37 will be the designated VTL flight daily from Los Angeles to Singapore.
Los Angeles Singapore 19 Oct 2021 30 Oct 2021 SQ37 Los Angeles Singapore Daily 0230hrs (+2) Airbus A350-900 31 October 2021 26 Mar 2022 SQ37 Los Angeles Singapore Daily 0225hrs 0815hrs (+2) Airbus A350-900 Los Angeles Singapore Daily 0225hrs 0815hrs (+2) Airbus A350-900
Other Airlines Flying VTL to Singapore
For more information about your country/region, including the date and time of the first VTL flight, please refer to the websites of the airlines.
Country/Region of Departure Airline (s)* Brunei Darussalam Royal Brunei Airlines Canada [To Be Announced] Germany Lufthansa France Air France Netherlands KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Republic of Korea Asiana Airlines Korean Air United Kingdom British Airways
The expansion of VTL from/to Singapore is a great thing. Singapore is leading the Asia Pacific region in opening borders for fully vaccinated travellers. It looks like I will soon be able to fly with Singapore Airlines from the United States to Singapore without having to undergo quarantine.
VTL arrangements have been simplified. Travelers no longer have to undergo 2 PCR tests upon arrival, as opposed to when it was first announced. More VTL flight announcements are coming soon, which I look forward to.