Singapore has announced another expansion of its Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs), adding Vietnam and Greece to the list of quarantine-free options from 16th March 2022, both of which will include designated non-stop VTL flights to Singapore.
Those with a seven-day travel history in all 30 European Economic Area (EEA) countries, plus three non-EEA countries, 24 of which are not current or future VTL locations, will also be eligible to use the scheme, representing a major expansion for more flexible Europe trips including places like Portugal, Ireland and Austria.
The existing bilateral VTL arrangement with Malaysia will also be expanded to include designated non-stop flights to and from Penang, with four daily return flights, while the Indonesia arrangement will be extended to include Bali, with twice daily service.
The VTL with India will also extend to include cities other than the current network of Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai, providing additional options.
Latest VTL list
These latest additions will mean Singapore has opened VTLs with 32 countries, and additionally will allow travel history within a further 21 EEA member states, plus Andorra, San Marino and Vatican City, providing the widest range of quarantine-free travel options yet for Singapore residents, including both regional and long-haul options.
Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lanes
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia
🇰🇷 South Korea
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka
🇭🇰 Hong Kong
Approved travel history countries
🇨🇿 Czech Republic
🇸🇲 San Marino
🇻🇦 Vatican City
Updated: 22 March 2022
In total, travel history wholly within Singapore and/or 56 additional VTL and approved countries within the last seven consecutive days will qualify you to take a designated VTL flight to Singapore and arrive quarantine-free under the scheme, as a fully vaccinated traveller.
Greece will be added as a VTL country from 16th March 2022, which comes in perfect time for the European summer holiday season for those of you eyeing a trip to islands like Mykonos or Santorini.
Travel from Singapore to Greece is already quarantine-free, making this a two-way arrangement. No pre-departure testing applies for fully vaccinated travellers arriving from Singapore, however arrivals from some other countries do require one.
Here’s the full outbound process from Singapore at the time of writing:
- You must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before travelling. A confirmation email or a QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival. Families can be accepted with one joint confirmation e-mail, or a unique QR code.
- You can travel to Greece by providing one of the following:
- Certificate showing you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with your primary vaccination series completed at least 14 days and at most 270 days before arrival; or
- If your primary vaccination series has expired, by also showing a booster dose; or
- If you have recently recovered, a positive COVID-19 antigen (ART), or PCR test result issued at least 14 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or
- A negative pre-departure test (ART within 24 hours of arrival or PCR within 72 hours of arrival).
- Vaccination, recovery or negative test results outlined above are only applicable to travellers aged five or over.
- Random on-arrival COVID-19 testing is conducted. If positive, a five-day quarantine under supervision is required, either at home or designated accommodation.
Athens – Singapore VTL flights
Designated VTL flights from Athens to Singapore will be operated by Scoot four times per week on Boeing 787-8 aircraft including a ScootPlus and Economy Class cabin, with the first departure on 15th March 2022 (landing in Singapore on 16th March 2022).
Here’s how the VTL flight schedule looks.
Athens – Singapore
27th March 2022 - 31st March 2022
* Next day
ImportantFrom 1st April 2022, there will be no more designated VTL flights to Singapore.
All fully vaccinated travellers can enter quarantine-free on any flight operated by any airline on any route.
These four weekly services originate in Berlin, Germany, and therefore will provide an additional VTL option from that city starting on 15th March 2022, on top of the airline’s existing three times weekly non-stop Berlin – Singapore flights, as shown below (click to expand).