Singapore: Vaccinated Travel Lanes Reopened

February 18, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points 

  • Reduced testing requirements for travelers arriving via Vaccinated Travel Lanes  

Overview  

Beginning 21 Feb. 2022, the government of Singapore will reopen Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) that were reduced in December 2021 due to the COVID-19 omicron variant. Under the reopening plan, the following changes will also take place: 

  • Long-Term Pass holders, who are permitted to enter Singapore will be permitted to travel via a VTL without applying for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP). This exception will not apply to Work Permit holders, who will still need to apply for a VTP prior to travel via a VTL; 
  • The pre-travel assessment of travel history will be lowered from 14 days to seven; 
  • Upon arrival, the PCR test will be replaced with a supervised self-administered antigen rapid test (ART) at a Quick Test Centre (QTC) or Combined Test Centre (CTC). This test must be completed within 24 hours of arrival in Singapore; and 
  • ARTs will no longer be required on days two and seven of arrival in Singapore 

For a complete list of travelers eligible for travel via a VTL, click here.   

What are the Changes? 

The government of Singapore will fully reopen VTLs beginning 21 Feb. 2022 and reduce testing requirements under the scheme. The government had previously reduced the use of VTLs due to the emergence of the omicron variant at the beginning of December 2021.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Singapore’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  


This article was published on 18 Feb. 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative. 

About the Author

Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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