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Singapore: Travelers from 11 countries can travel without quarantine, India did not get exemption

Last week, Singapore made a big announcement saying that it would open the borders of its country to the people of 9 countries of the world without quarantine.

Travelers from Brunei and Germany who came on the Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) trial from 8 September have been allowed to enter the country without quarantine.

Starting October 19, vaccinated travelers from the other six European countries – Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom, and the United States and Canada – will be able to travel on the Singapore VTL scheme on the same lines as travelers from Germany and Brunei. Apart from this, people traveling from South Korea will be able to come to Singapore from November 15 without any kind of quarantine.

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Travelers traveling from VTL countries are required to spend 14 days in their home country before arriving in Singapore. Only after this they have been allowed to come to Singapore. At the same time, passengers coming on VTL scheme are required to travel by flights coming under VTL. These flights include Singapore Airlines and Germany’s Lufthansa. Right now some flights will be included in this.

Apart from this, passengers should be fully vaccinated. For this they have to show the certificate. The vaccine should be only that which is included in the World Health Organization (WHO) list. Passengers arriving in Singapore will have to undergo a pre-departure PCR test. After this, there will be another corona test on reaching Changi Airport. Non-residents of Singapore will also have to apply for Vaccinated Travel Pass (VRP) online between 7 to 30 days of arrival in Singapore.

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Addressing the nation, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that Singapore cannot be closed indefinitely, it will not work. This will increase inflation. Please note that China, India and Indonesia have not been included in the Singapore VTL scheme.

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Shehnaz is a Corporate Communications Expert by profession and writer by Passion. She has experience of many years in the same. Her educational background in Mass communication has given her a broad base from which to approach many topics. She enjoys writing about Public relations, Corporate communications, travel, entrepreneurship, insurance, and finance among others.
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