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  • Singapore Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF): Travel The World And Return Quarantine-Free!

    Noelle Ong
    Noelle Ong
    Last updated 18 May 2022
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    Singapore reopens to all fully-vaccinated travellers under the Vaccinated Travel Framework for simpler travels starting 1 April

    It’s time to brush off the thick layer of dust on your passports because we can finally travel the world again! Singapore has transited from the earlier-launched Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) to the Vaccinated Travel Framework since 1 April 2022. And here’s what you need to know if you are planning to finally take that well-deserved trip! 
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    What is a Vaccinated Travel Framework?

    Singapore will reopen its borders to all fully-vaccinated travellers under the new Vaccinated Travel Framework from 1 April 2022. This will allow all fully-vaccinated travellers from any country or region to enter Singapore quarantine-free, provided it is not on the Ministry of Health's Restricted Category. As of 1 April, there are no restricted countries.
    Previously under a Vaccinated Travel Lane, fully-vaccinated travellers will only enjoy quarantine-free travel to Singapore when entering from 32 countries on designated VTL flights or ferries. The VTL has been replaced by the VTF starting 1 April.

    COVID-19 Testing Requirements to Travel

    While the Vaccinated Travel Framework only dictates the testing requirements to enter Singapore, here's a quick overview of all the testing required for your upcoming travels.

    Departing from Singapore Testing Requirements

    1. Pre-Departure Antigen Rapid Test (ART) or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 24 to 72 hours of your scheduled flight overseas. This requirement varies depending on the country you are visiting.
    2. On-Arrival COVID-19 Test after landing at your designated country. This requirement varies depending on the country you are visiting.

    Returning to Singapore Testing Requirements: No Longer Required from 26 April 2022

    Since 26 April 2022, you no longer need any COVID-19 test before flying back to Singapore and upon arrival!

    What requirements are needed to enter Singapore under the VTF?

    You must fulfil the following criteria in order to enjoy quarantine-free travel when returning to Singapore under a VTF:
    1. You need to be fully vaccinated with World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing vaccines. (Unvaccinated travellers who are 12 and below in this calendar year can travel if accompanied by a fully-vaccinated traveller.)
    2. You must have a vaccination certificate, e.g. vaccination status on your TraceTogether or HealthHub app.
    3. Complete the SG Arrival Card up to 72 hours before departure.
    4. You must not have travelled to or transited via any country on the Ministry of Health's Restricted Category in the last 7 consecutive days before departure for Singapore.

    Which countries can I travel to? 

    Vaccinated travellers can already enter more than 20 countries including Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Maldives, Netherlands, the Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, as established under the earlier VTLs.
    Under the Vaccinated Travel Framework, vaccinated travellers are allowed to return to Singapore from any country so as long it is not on the Ministry of Health's Restricted Category. That means you're free to travel to any country in the world that has already reopened its borders, especially New Zealand starting 2 May!
    #KlookTip: Due to the rapidly evolving situation with the Omicron variant, some countries may have implemented additional measures for travellers. We recommend that you check the country's official sources or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to find the latest updates and requirements of your destination country.

    Is COVID-19 Vaccination a must to travel? 

    Most reopened countries will require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have a vaccination certificate that can be digitally verified. You will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after you have received the full regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna or other World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing vaccines.
    #KlookTip: Not all countries may accept vaccines such as Sinopharm or Sinovac. Check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to find the latest updates and requirements of your destination country.
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    What are the requirements to travel under the Vaccinated Travel Framework?

    1. Pre-Departure Testing Requirement (Before Leaving Singapore)

    Before departing for your travels, you should check for the destination country's testing requirements to qualify for quarantine-free travel there. This may include pre-departure and on-arrival tests.
    If you are required to take a COVID-19 test in Singapore before your departure, you can make an appointment at any of the clinics offering pre-departure ART or PCR tests, listed here. You can also book your ART or PCR tests via Klook at any one of these clinics with multiple outlets islandwide.

    Provider

    Number of Locations

    Price

    Pre-Departure ART

    AcuMed Medical Group

    13 clinics islandwide

    $26.75

    Doctor Anywhere

    Tele-ART

    $21.40 (Excludes ART Kits)

    9 clinics islandwide

    $32.10

    Home-based test

    $70

    Healthway Medical Group

    37 clinics islandwide

    $30

    Hidoc

    Tele-ART

    $12 (Excludes ART Kits)

    Hidoc Medical Centre @ Raffles Place

    $38

    Speedoc

    Home-based test

    $72.80

    TheTestingPro

    5 testing centres islandwide

    $25

    Home-based test

    $58

    Pre-Departure PCR

    AcuMed Medical Group

    13 clinics islandwide

    $77

    Doctor Anywhere

    9 clinics islandwide

    $95

    $155 (with Serology Test)

    Home-based test

    $128

    $198 (with Serology Test)

    Healthway Medical Group

    37 clinics islandwide

    $95

    $140 (with Serology Test)

    Hidoc

    Hidoc Medical Centre @ Raffles Place

    $124

    $238 (Express)

    Home-based test

    $238

    $266 (Express)

    Speedoc

    Home-based test

    $196.20

    $340.10 (2 pax)

    $565.60 (4 pax)

    TheTestingPro

    5 testing centres islandwide

    $91.20

    $216.60 (Express)

    Mobile test

    $131.10

    $254.60 (Express)

    Jaga-Me

    Home-based test

    $310 (2 pax)

    $513 (4 pax)

    You should obtain a test result certificate in English stating the following:
    • Traveller’s name, and at least one other personal identifier such as the date of birth or passport number
    • Negative COVID-19 test result
    • Date and time when the COVID-19 test was taken
    • Name of the testing institution conducting the COVID-19 test
    • Brand of the ART kit utilised (For Australia)
    Testing for children aged 6 and below is subject to the individual destination country's requirements.
    Pre-Departure PCR Test VTL Travel

    2. Pre-Departure Testing Requirement (Before Returning to Singapore)

    Since 26 April 2022, you no longer need any COVID-19 test before flying back to Singapore and upon arrival!

    3. Complete SG Arrival Card

    Complete the SG Arrival Card up to 72 hours before departure for Singapore.

    What flights can I take?

    Under the Vaccinated Travel Framework, travellers from Singapore can now take any flights to their destination country and back to Singapore. There will no longer be any designated flight requirement.

    Do I need Travel Insurance?

    Certain countries like Malaysia, Thailand and South Korea do require travellers to have travel insurance that covers COVID-19 related medical/treatment expenses and hospitalisation costs.
    While this requirement is not compulsory for all VTL countries, it is highly recommended that you have one to enjoy a worry-free vacation. You can get the Chubb Travel Insurance on Klook that comes with additional COVID-19 benefits and coverage as follows:

    COVID-19 Benefit

    Sum Insured (S$)

    Overseas Hospitalisation & Medical Cost due to COVID-19

    $150,000

    Overseas Quarantine Cost due to COVID-19

    $100 per day (maximum of 14 days)

    Repatriation of Mortal Remains due to COVID-19

    $50,000

    Overseas Hospital Confinement due to COVID-19 (2 days deductible applies)

    $100 per day (maximum of 14 days)

    Journey Cancellation due to COVID-19

    $5,000

    Journey Curtailment due to COVID-19

    $5,000

    Can I bring my children?

    Unvaccinated children aged 12 and below in this calendar year (i.e. born in or after 2010) are exempted from the vaccination requirement and will be allowed to enter Singapore quarantine free.
    Different countries will have varying entry requirements for children, as such, it is recommended that you check directly from the official sources of your destination country as well.

    Pre-Departure Checklist

    • Be fully-vaccinated by having the full regimen of WHO EUL vaccines at least two weeks before travel.
    • Set up your digital vaccination certificate (i.e. contains a QR code for verification) in English. This has to be issued by Singapore or the VTL country in question. You can get yours from Notarise.
    • [If required] Get your relevant pre-departure COVID-19 tests done within the stipulated timeframes before your flight. Ensure that you have received a test result certificate.

    What are the entry requirements for Singapore's favourite destinations? 

    Country's Official Website

    Requirement

    Australia

    - Check out our Australia Travel Guide for the detailed requirements.

    Cambodia

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers from 18 March.

    Canada

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers from 1 April.

    - Travellers must enter their proof of vaccination and travel information in ArriveCAN, which is free to use, up to 72 hours before the trip.

    Denmark

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers from 1 March.

    Fiji

    - On-arrival ART taken within 72 hours of arrival into Fiji, at their hotel or nearby testing facility.

    Finland

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers.

    France

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers from 21 February.

    Germany

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers.

    Greece

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers.

    - Unvaccinated travellers above 5 years of age will have to take a pre-departure ART within 24 hours before departure.

    India

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers from 14 February.

    - Complete the Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form before departure.

    Indonesia (Bali/Batam/Bintan)

    - Check out our Bali Travel Guide for the detailed requirements.

    Italy

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers from 1 March.

    - Complete the EU Passenger Locator Form prior to departure.

    Japan

    - Check out our Japan Travel Guide for the detailed requirements.

    Malaysia

    - Check out our Malaysia Travel Guide for the detailed requirements.

    Maldives

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers from 5 March.

    Netherlands 

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers from 23 March.

    New Zealand

    - Check out our New Zealand Travel Guide for the detailed requirements.

    Philippines

    - Pre-departure ART taken within 24 hours before departure for all travellers above 3 years old.

    South Korea

    - Check out our South Korea Travel Guide for the detailed requirements.

    Spain 

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers.

    - Complete the Health Control Form within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Sri Lanka

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers from 1 March.

    - Purchase mandatory COVID-19 Insurance here.

    - Complete a health declaration form prior to departure.

    Switzerland

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers.

    Thailand

    - Check out our Thailand VTL Guide for the detailed requirements.

    Turkey

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers.

    UAE

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers from 26 February.

    United Kingdom

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers from 24 February.

    United States

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers from 12 June.

    Vietnam

    - No testing requirement for fully-vaccinated travellers from 15 May.

    #KlookTip: Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, we recommend that you check the country's official sources or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to verify the latest updates and requirements of your destination country.

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