From November 15, fully vaccinated individuals will be able to travel between Singapore and South Korea without quarantine.
This is another country that Singapore residents can opt to travel for leisure without quarantine, following Germany.
Singapore will open up a new Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) with South Korea to facilitate travel for vaccinated individuals, the Transport Ministry announced on Friday (Oct 8).
What can travellers look forward to
Under the VTLs, travellers who are fully vaccinated from Covid-19 will be able to travel between Changi Airport and Incheon International Airport and do Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) swab tests, in substitution of serving Stay-Home Notice or quarantine.
There will be no restrictions on the purpose of travel or the need for a controlled itinerary or sponsorship.
Singapore and the South Korea were each other’s top travel destinations pre-pandemic. There were 64 weekly passenger services connecting the two countries, carrying 1.6 million passengers annually.
More VTL schemes ahead
Under the VTL scheme, fully vaccinated travellers have to fly on designated VTL flights and take up to four Covid-19 PCR swab tests, including one pre-departure test and one on-arrival test.
More VTLs are likely to be set up soon, as Singapore looks to reopen its borders safely.
On Thursday (Oct 7), Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong said that Singapore is working on establishing a VTL with the United States and wants to conclude it as soon as possible, before the end of the year.
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