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Good news: India drops quarantine for Singapore travellers

Two-way quarantine-free air travel between Singapore and India is back, with self-isolation on arrival removed from 9th December.

Last week we were reporting on the unfortunate news that only days after the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) from India to Singapore had kicked off, heightened precautions due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 had led to India imposing mandatory arrival quarantine on those landing from “at-risk” countries, including Singapore.


While India’s stance for those arriving from these nations has not changed, there’s good news nonetheless for those planning a trip.

Singapore removed from the “at-risk” list

Effective from 9th December 2021, Singapore is no longer on India’s list of “at risk” COVID-19 countries, which means fully vaccinated travellers can once again make quarantine-free trips to the country.

Singapore was originally placed on India’s “at-risk” list in early November, not because of Omicron, but because of the general spike in COVID-19 cases that arose here in October and November this year.

Even The Straits Times seems confused about this, incorrectly claiming Singapore was added to India’s “at-risk” list only after the Omicron variant emerged.



India entry process

With effect for arrivals from 9th December 2021, India will no longer require self-isolation for those arriving from Singapore.