Singapore Is Opening – Here's Everything You Need To Know

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Published 27 October 2021


Singapore is allowing quarantine-free entry to travellers from Australia. Here’s what we know about Singapore’s inclusion of Australia in its “vaccinated travel lane” (VTL) arrangements: 
  • Singapore now allows two-way quarantine-free travel between our two countries for fully vaccinated Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents and their immediate families from 8 November 2021. 
  • Unvaccinated children aged 12 and under will also be allowed in quarantine-free. 
  • Travellers will need to take PCR Covid-19 tests within 48 hours of leaving Australia and on arrival in Singapore. 
  • Visitors must self-isolate until their test result is confirmed negative. 
  • Children aged 2 years and under don’t have to be tested.



Singapore VTL facts 

All travellers must be fully vaccinated for at least two weeks before arrival in Singapore, and must have a valid proof of vaccination issued by the Australian Government. Travellers must arrive in Singapore on a designated VTL flight in order to be eligible for the VTL. There will be a cap of 4000 VTL travellers permitted to enter Singapore each day. 
Visitors will need to have travel insurance in case of any COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000.
All normal visa and passport requirements will also apply, including the need for 6 months passport validity from your return date.
In order to make the entry process as straight forward as possible for travellers, Singapore Tourism Board has developed a step-by-step guide to take you through the entry requirements from the initial travel application through to arrival in Singapore.
Further details on this process can be found in this official Singapore travel checklist.
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Staying Covid-safe while in Singapore 

Singapore has a high uptake of vaccination, with around 84% of its population being vaccinated at the time of writing. And although it has a number of infections, Singaporean authorities say 99% of those cases are either mild or without symptoms. 
Singapore is a famously clean destination, and never more so than now in the Covid era. Public places, tourist attractions, and hotels are regularly sanitised.
Just as with many parts of Australia, authorities in Singapore maintain social distancing, contact tracing, mask-wearing and crowd control measures to ensure public safety. 
Downloading the Singapore Travel App not only provides a great visitors' guide to the island, but you can use it to submit your arrival card, plan your itinerary, enjoy exclusive deals, and retrieve your Safe Travel Pass information. 


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