Conditions of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (Air) [VTL (Air)]
- A Vaccinated Travel Pass (Air) [VTP (Air)] is valid for a single entry into Singapore. Such entry must be during the approved period stated in the VTP (Air) approval.
- The VTP (Air) shall not be valid for a non-Malaysian male who is:
- a Work Permit Holder;
- an S Pass holder; or
- a holder of an In-Principle Approval for Work Permit or S Pass,
if he is staying in a Dormitory1 or if he is working in the Construction, Marine or Process sector.
- A VTL (Air) traveller must comply with the following conditions:
- be fully vaccinated, and have an accepted proof of vaccination;
- have only travelled to / transited via any VTL (Air) countries/regions, Category I countries/regions and/or Singapore, for the last 14 consecutive days2 before departing for Singapore;
- arrive in Singapore on a designated VTL (Air) flight;
- undergo a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or Antigen Rapid Test (ART) within 2 days 3 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 VTL (Air) 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;
- a negative COVID-19 test result
- the date and time when the COVID-19 test was taken; and
- the name of the testing institution conducting the COVID-19 test.
- undergo a COVID-19 PCR test at the airport upon arrival in Singapore, and immediately4 take private transportation, taxi, or private hire car from the airport to the place of accommodation as declared in the VTP (Air) application and remain isolated at the place of accommodation until the on-arrival test result is confirmed to be negative;
- undergo supervised self-administered COVID-19 ARTs on Days 3 and 7 of their arrival in Singapore at a Quick Test Centre (QTC) / Combined Test Centre (CTC);
- undergo self-administered COVID-19 ARTs using self-procured ART kits and submit their results online on Days 2, 4, 5 and 6 of their arrival in Singapore;
- disclose, and agree to the test provider and test laboratory disclosing his/her personal particulars and COVID-19 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;
- 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.
- 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 need and those who are unable to download/register for the TraceTogether app may obtain a TraceTogether token. They must carry the TraceTogether token issued to them while in Singapore and return their token at any checkpoint prior to their departure from Singapore.
- The requirements in Conditions 2(d), (e), (f) and (g) do not apply to children aged 2 and below in the calendar year.
- Travellers whose day of departure5 from Singapore is on the day of the scheduled test under Condition 2(f) or (g) are exempted from taking their COVID-19 ART on that day.
- The requirements in Conditions 2(i) and (j) do not apply to Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass (i.e. Long-Term Visit Pass, Student’s Pass, Work Pass or Dependant’s Pass) holders. However, they are encouraged to also download the TraceTogether app on their mobile device and keep the TraceTogether app activated at all times.
- 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 (Air) or cancellation of the VTP (Air) at short notice.
- A VTP holder who fails to undergo the required COVID-19 tests may also be required, for public health reasons, to serve a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) / Stay Order 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 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 (Air) 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 (Air). Non-compliance with any of the prevailing immigration requirements or conditions of the VTL (Air) may result in refusal of entry into Singapore and/or cancellation of the VTP (Air), and/or Visit Pass or Long-Term Pass. In such an event, the VTP (Air) holder may be repatriated, and be liable for the cost of his/her repatriation, including custody and maintenance pending repatriation. Future VTP (Air) applications may also be rejected.
- A VTP (Air) 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. In cases of conflict, MOM's additional conditions will prevail over the VTL (Air) conditions.
- For the purpose of determining whether the conditions of the VTL (Air) 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 (Air). Upon receipt of such a request, a VTP (Air) holder must show his or her VTP (Air) to the officer.
1A Dormitory means boarding premises providing accommodation to 7 or more foreign employees and includes any place converted (temporarily or otherwise) for use as accommodation for 7 or more foreign employees, but excludes an isolation area within the meaning of section 17 of the Infectious Diseases Act (Cap. 137). Boarding premises has the same meaning given by section 2(1) of the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act 2015(Act 3 of 2015).
2If the scheduled day of departure of the flight is D (e.g. 15 December 2021), the traveller must have only been to one or more of the VTL (Air) countries/regions, Category I countries/regions (Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, Taiwan), and/or Singapore from D-14 to D (i.e. 1 December to 15 December 2021, if D is 15 December 2021).
3If the pre-departure test is taken on 1 December 2021, it will be valid for departures up to 3 December 2021, 2359 hours.
4Travellers are not permitted to enter any retail or food & beverage establishments at Changi Airport, including Jewel Changi Airport. The only exception is for the procurement of goods and services from permitted concessionaires within the airport transit area or the cordoned-off area of the Arrivals Hall.
5The traveller’s day of departure from Singapore is defined as the scheduled day of departure of their flight or ferry, or the day they clear departure immigration if they depart by land.