Conditions of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL)
- A Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) is valid for a single entry into Singapore. Such entry must be during the approved period stated in the VTP approval.
- A VTP holder must comply with the following conditions:
- have been fully vaccinated1 in his/her declared country/region of departure or Singapore;
- have only been to his/her declared country/region of departure and/or Singapore, for the last 21 consecutive days 2 before departing for Singapore;
- travel to Singapore on a designated VTL flight;
- undergo a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours before the scheduled departure time of his/her flight, at an internationally accredited laboratory, clinic or medical facility, and obtain a test result certificate in English stating the following:
- the VTP holder’s name, and at least one other personal identifier such as the date of birth or passport number corresponding exactly with the information in the traveller’s passport used for entry into Singapore;
- a negative COVID-19 PCR test result
- the date and time when the COVID-19 PCR test was taken; and
- the name of the testing institution conducting the COVID-19 PCR test;
- undergo a COVID-19 PCR test at the airport upon arrival in Singapore, and immediately3 take private transportation, taxi, or private hire car from the airport to the place of accommodation as declared in the VTL application and remain isolated at the place of accommodation until the on-arrival test result is confirmed to be negative;
- undergo COVID-19 PCR tests on Day 3 and Day 7 of their arrival in Singapore 4 at a designated clinic before 1500 hours (Singapore time) on the day of the test;
- disclose, and agree to the test provider and test laboratory disclosing his/her personal particulars and COVID-19 PCR test results to the relevant Singapore Government authorities for public health purposes;
- download the TraceTogether app on his/her mobile device and:
- keep the TraceTogether app activated at all times while in Singapore;
- retain the TraceTogether app with the data on his/her mobile device for 21 consecutive days after leaving Singapore; and
- upload all data in the TraceTogether app upon request by the Singapore Ministry of Health should he/she test positive for COVID-19 while in Singapore, or inform the Singapore Ministry of Health of his/her COVID-19 positive status and request for the code to upload all teh data in the TraceTogether app should he/she test positive for COVID-19 in the 21 days after leaving Singapore.
- purchase travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore, prior to travelling to Singapore;
- adhere to all prevailing public health measures while in Singapore; and
- remain contactable at all times while in Singapore via his/her their declared mobile number and email address
- Those unable to use a mobile device due to a certified disability or special needs, are eligible to be issued TraceTogether tokens with payment of a monetary deposit (in lieu of the requirement to have a mobile device with the TraceTogether app downloaded) at the airport upon arrival in Singapore. They must carry the TraceTogether tokens issued to them at all times while in Singapore and return their respective tokens at any checkpoint prior to their departure from Singapore.
- The requirement in Condition 2(f) does not apply to travellers whose time of departure 5 from Singapore is before 1500 hours (Singapore time) on Day 3 of their stay in Singapore. Travellers whose time of departure from Singapore is before 1500 hours (Singapore time) on Day 7 of their stay in Singapore are not required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on Day 7.
- The requirements in Conditions 2 (h) and 2(i) do not apply to Long-Term Pass (i.e. Long-Term Visit Pass, Student’s Pass, Work Pass or Dependant’s Pass) holders.
- Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the relevant authorities in Singapore may, at their own discretion, introduce new measures or requirements to safeguard public health, which may include variation of the conditions of the VTL or cancellation of the VTP at short notice.
- A VTP holder who fails to undergo the required COVID-19 PCR tests may also be required, for public health reasons, to serve a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) / Stay Order at an SHN Dedicated Facility pursuant to the Infectious Diseases (COVID-19 – Stay Orders) Regulations 2020, and to pay for all charges related to his/her stay, as well as any additional COVID-19 tests required as part of the SHN regime.
- Failure to undergo the required COVID-19 PCR tests may constitute an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act (“IDA”), and may render the VTP holder liable upon conviction, in the case of a first offence, to a fine not exceeding S$10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both. For subsequent offence(s), the VTP holder may be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding S$20,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.
- A VTP holder’s entry and stay in Singapore are subject to compliance with the prevailing immigration requirements of the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (“ICA”), including compliance with the conditions of the VTL. Non-compliance with any of the prevailing immigration requirements or conditions of the VTL may result in refusal of entry into Singapore and/or cancellation of the VTP, and/or Visit Pass or Long-Term Pass. In such an event, the VTP holder may be repatriated, and be liable for the cost of his/her repatriation, including custody and maintenance pending repatriation. Future VTP applications may also be rejected.
- A VTP holder, who is also holding a Work Pass, Letter of Consent, Dependant's Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass or an In-Principle Approval issued by the Ministry of Manpower ("MOM"), is subject to additional conditions as detailed here.
- For the purpose of determining whether the conditions of the VTL are being complied with, a public officer, including an officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (“CAAS”), or an officer acting on behalf of the CAAS, may request to see the VTP. Upon receipt of such a request, a VTP holder must show his or her VTP to the officer.
1An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after he or she has received the full regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty, Moderna or WHO EUL vaccines.
2If the scheduled day of departure of the flight is D (e.g. 1 October 2021), the traveller must have remained in his/her declared point of departure from D-21 to D (i.e. 10 September to 1 October 2021, if D is 1 October 2021).
3Travellers are not permitted to enter any retail or food & beverage establishments, or procure any goods and services at the airport, including especially Jewel Changi Airport. The only exception is for the purchase of Singapore dollars or SIM cards, or mobile phone rental, which should be done either in the airport transit area before arrival immigration, in the baggage claim hall, or within the designated arrival passenger zone in the airport landside area.
4Day 1 refers to the day that the traveller clears arrival immigration in Singapore. To illustrate, if the traveller clears arrival immigration at 2330 hours (Singapore time) on 1 October 2021 (i.e. Day 1), he/she is required to undergo COVID-19 PCR tests on 3 October 2021 (i.e. Day 3) and 7 October 2021 (i.e. Day 7). If the traveller clears arrival immigration at 0030 hours (Singapore time) on 2 October 2021 (i.e. Day 1), he/she is required to undergo COVID-19 PCR tests on 4 October 2021 (i.e. Day 3) and 8 October 2021 (i.e. Day 7).
5The traveller’s time of departure from Singapore is defined as the scheduled time of departure of their flight or ferry, or the time they clear departure immigration if they depart by land.