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Last Updated 12 November 2021

Vaccinated Travel Lane

On 26 October, the Singapore Government announced a Vaccinated Travel Lane between Australia and Singapore.  Please click here for further information.

 

Coming to Singapore

 

Who can travel to Singapore from Australia?

Vaccinated travellers from Australia may be eligible to travel to Singapore on the Vaccinated Travel Lane. See ‘Vaccinated Travel Lane’ information for more details.

Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents may travel to Singapore on either a designated VTL flight or a non-designated flight.

Singapore Long-Term Pass Holders, Employment Pass, S Pass and Dependant Pass holding a Vaccinated Travel Pass may apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass and travel to Australia on a Vaccinated Travel lane.  If a Long-Term Pass holder does not take a VTL flight in order to enter Singapore, they will need to apply to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower and receive approval to re-enter Singapore prior to departure.

See Travelling to Singapore (ica.gov.sg) for further information.

All other pass holders wishing to return to Singapore on a non-VTL flight must apply to the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and receive approval to re-enter Singapore prior to departure from AustraliaThis can be done here

All travellers to Singapore from Australia, including those transiting Singapore, will need to produce a negative pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test or Antigen Rapid Test (ART) result taken within 48 hours before departure to Singapore

All travellers entering Singapore from Australia on a non-VTL flight will also need to a serve a 7 day Stay Home Notice at your place of residence.  

To depart Australia an exemption from the Australia Border Force may be required if you are not fully vaccinated.  To confirm if you are required to apply for an exemption to depart Australia, and for further information, please see the Department of Home Affairs website and the Smartraveller website.

This needs to be done at least two weeks prior to your intended departure

 

How do I apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass?

See ‘Vaccinated Travel Lane’ information for more details.

 

Which vaccines are recognised in Singapore?

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they meet the following conditions at least two weeks before arrival in Singapore:

  • Received the full regimen of WHO EUL Vaccines (below), from a specific manufacturer, and
  • Met the minimum dose interval period.

 

Manufacturer

Name of Vaccine

Dose(s) Required

Minimum Interval between Doses

Pfizer/BioNTech

BNT162b2/COMIRNATY
Tozinameran (INN)

       2

  17 days

Moderna

mRNA-1273

       2

  24 days

Astrazeneca

AZD1222-Vaxzeveria (ChAdOx1_nCoV-19)

       2

  24 days

Serum Institute of India

Covishield (ChAdOx1_nCoV-19)

       2

Janssen

Ad26.COV2.S

       1

 NA

Sinopharm

SARS-COV-2 Vaccine (VeroCell), Inactivated (InCoV)

       2

  17 days

Sinovac

COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated/CoronavacTM

      2

  13 days

Any WHO EUL vaccine (mixed):

  • BNT162b2/COMIRNATY Tozinameran (INN)
  • mRNA-1273
  • AZD1222-Vaxzeveria (ChAdOx1_nCoV-19)
  • Covishield (ChAdOx1_nCoV-19)
  • Ad26.COV2.S
  • SARS-COV-2 Vaccine (VeroCell), Inactivated (InCoV)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated/CoronavacTM

      2

  17 days

 

If you do not meet any of the above requirements, you are not considered fully vaccinated with WHO EUL vaccines.

 

How will I prove my vaccination status in Singapore at the airport?

You will be required to upload your vaccination status as part of the VTP application process, prior to travel to Singapore. Upon arrival at the airport, you may also be asked to prove your vaccination status.

A valid proof of vaccination status (not applicable for children aged 12 and below), which can be in the form of:

  • a vaccination status on the TraceTogether app, HealthHub app or BruHealth app; or
  • digitally verifiable vaccination certificate(s) in English, stating the following:
    1. the traveller'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;
    2. the country/region of vaccination, which must be either Singapore or the VTL country/region the traveller is departing from;
    3. the name of vaccine used (if more than 1 dose, the name of each vaccine administered for each dose); and
    4. the date(s) of vaccination (if more than 1 dose, the dates when each dose was administered). The date of the last dose should be administered at least 14 days before the traveller's arrival in Singapore.

Currently for active VTLS:

You may present any of the following:

Digitally verified and authenticated proof of vaccination is a key safeguard of the VTL. Singapore is currently working on accepting digitally verifiable vaccination certificates by other issuers. Further details will be shared later.

 

Do I need to seek a travel exemption to leave Australia?

From 1 November 2021, fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be eligible for international travel without seeking a travel exemption. Children under 12 and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons will also be able to travel overseas without an exemption. For further information, please see the Department of Home Affairs website and the Smartraveller website.

 

What happens when I get to Singapore on a non-Vaccinated Travel Lane flight?  

If you return to Singapore on a non-VTL flight, you will need to undertake a Stay Home Notice (SHN = quarantine). Travellers from Australia will be tested on arrival and must complete a 7-day SHN at a hotel or serviced apartment or at your place of residence.  If you decide to serve your SHN at your place of residence, you must inform the Singapore authorities of this before you arrive in Singapore.  You must not have been to any other places other than Australia in the past 14 days, and you must occupy your place of residence alone, or with family members only.

 

What happens when I get to Singapore on a Vaccinated Travel Lane flight?  

See ‘Vaccinated Travel Lane’ information for more details.

 

COVID-19 test before travelling to Singapore

All travellers to Singapore from Australia, including those transiting Singapore, will need to produce a negative pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test or Antigen Rapid Test (ART) result taken within 48 hours before departure to Singapore.  Travellers entering Singapore may also be required to have a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at Singapore Airport. Please click here for further information.