Singapore to allow quarantine free travel for fully vaccinated persons from Sri Lanka

Sunday, 28 November 2021 - 10:05

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Singapore to allow quarantine free travel for fully vaccinated persons from 6 Countries including Sri Lanka from 16th December.

Singapore will extend vaccinated travel lanes (VTLs) to six more countries next month, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced on Friday (Nov 26).

From Dec 14, travellers from Thailand may enter Singapore under the quarantine-free VTL.

Travellers from Cambodia, Fiji, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Turkey can do so from Dec 16.

This latest move will increase the number of countries with which Singapore has VTL arrangements to 27.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, these 27 countries contributed to about 60 per cent of the total daily arrivals at Changi Airport, said CAAS.

"This latest extension will further broaden Changi’s network and help reclaim and rebuild Singapore's status as an international aviation hub with global connectivity," said the authority.

With the latest extension, the daily VTL quota will be raised from 10,000 to 15,000 travellers.

Speaking at a virtual media doorstop on Friday, Transport Minister S Iswaran said that Singapore's VTL quotas amount to about one-third of the total pre-COVID flows from these countries.

He added that the move was a “further calibrated expansion” of the VTL scheme and will reconnect Singapore with the world while managing the public health risk.



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