Yesterday Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan finally firmed up the date on which the state will open its borders to international travellers, confirming that from 5th February 2022 those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 arriving from overseas would be able to enter quarantine-free.
No arrivals cap will be applied for fully vaccinated travellers entering Western Australia from overseas, so passengers will be able to take any available flight into Perth.
Fully vaccinated travellers from Australia can already enter Singapore quarantine-free since 8th November 2021, but they must travel on one of the designated VTL flights from Sydney or Melbourne.
Darwin joins that list from 21st December, and we recently reported it was due to be followed by Adelaide and Brisbane from 15th January 2022, then Perth from 1st March 2022.
Perth VTL flights are now loaded from 5th February
Good news for the thousands of Singapore residents with close links to Western Australia, and vice-versa, is that Singapore Airlines has acted swiftly to the news and loaded 17 weekly VTL flights from Perth to Singapore right from day one of the border relaxation.
Update: SQ216 has returned to its pre-pandemic timing, and will be operated by a 3-class A350 Long Haul on Thursdays.
Perth – Singapore
5th February 2022 – 26th March 2022