Singapore has been leading the way when it comes to reopening after taking a zero-tolerance approach to coronaviruses. In the fall of 2021, the country launched a vaccine travel lane that would allow travelers from certain countries to visit Singapore when taking a dedicated flight.
It seems logical that this concept has been changed multiple times to reflect infection rates. The country is almost ripping the band-aid off, and is opening on a widespread basis to travelers who have been vaccined.
The vaccine travel lane concept will be scrapped as of April 1, 2022, in Singapore.
It is now easier to enter Singapore than it is to enter the United States, and this is a true border reopening for vaccine travelers. The pre-travel test may be scrapped in the coming weeks.
As we are seeing many countries in the region suddenly open on a widespread basis from Indonesia to Thailand, this move from Singapore comes as well. The VTL concept seemed too complicated to see.
I think a year ago many of us wondered if we would ever be able to take a trip to multiple far-off countries again, especially since Southeast Asia has remained closed. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's excited about the extent to which countries are reopening.
It is now possible to travel to Singapore and have a stop in another country in Southeast Asia, as many of us did before the epidemic. How exciting!
As of April 1, 2022, entry requirements will be greatly reduced in Singapore. Visitors from around the world will soon be able to visit the country fully vaccine free. There won't be a need for a dedicated flight or testing upon arrival.
What do you think about Singapore's entry requirements?
The tip of the hat is to SINJim.