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.

Singapore’s April 2022 tourism reopening

The vaccine travel lane concept will be scrapped as of April 1, 2022, in Singapore.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed to enter the country without quarantine, with just a single pre-travel test taken within two days of flight departure; there’s no need to be boosted
  • There will no longer be a need to take a dedicated VTL flight, to travel from only certain countries, or to take a test upon arrival 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.

Singapore is finally reopening on a widespread basis

We’ve definitely reached a turning point in the pandemic

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!

Global travel is looking a lot more feasible again

Bottom line

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.