Singapore Airlines today expanded their quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) network to 14 cities, with additional points expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

This comes as Singapore widened their VTL arrangements to include Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Country/Region of DepartureEffective Date as a VTL Country/Region and for Entry into Singapore
Brunei Darussalam8th September 2021, 23:59
Germany
Canada18th October 2021, 23:59
Denmark
France
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
United Kingdom
United States
Republic of Korea14th November 2021, 23:59

VTL Requirement Details

Travellers to Singapore must have only been to their VTL country/region of departure and/or Singapore in the last 14 consecutive days before departure for Singapore. For full VTL information, please click here.

Vaccination Requirement

From 18th October travellers must be fully vaccinated and have a valid proof of vaccination issued in any VTL country/region or Singapore, regardless of which VTL country/region they depart from.

For acceptable proof of vaccination issued in Singapore, please refer to details in this FAQ response here.

For acceptable proof of vaccination issued in any VTL country/region, please refer to this FAQ response here.

Pre-Departure PCR Test Required

Travellers must undergo a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours before departure for Singapore. The test must be taken at an internationally accredited or recognised laboratory, clinic, or medical facility and travellers should obtain a test result certificate in English stating the following:

  1. Traveller’s name and at least one other personal identifier, such as the date of birth or passport number
  2. Negative COVID-19 PCR test result
  3. Date and time when the COVID-19 PCR test was taken

Name of the testing institution conducting the COVID-19 PCR test must also be clearly stated.

Arrival PCR Test

Travellers are required to leave the airport immediately for self-isolation after taking their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test. The results of the on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test will likely be available within 24 hours. Once travellers have been notified that they have tested negative for COVID-19, they can leave their declared accommodation and go about their activities in Singapore.

For full VTL information, please click here.

Singapore Airlines VTL Flight Details

Singapore Airlines will operate VTL flights from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Paris and Rome starting 19th October 2021. SIA’s VTL services from Seoul will begin on 16th November 2021.

Scoot will operate VTL flights from Berlin from 20th October 2021.

Multi-city itineraries within VTL countries are allowed if customers meet the 14-day travel history requirement, which includes transit countries. For example, a traveller may fly from Singapore to Paris and then Paris to Amsterdam and still be eligible for the VTL flight from Amsterdam to Singapore.

Passengers travelling on VTL flights can also enjoy fuss-free transfers via Singapore Changi Airport.

Details of the VTL flight schedules are as follows. All times stated are local.

Denmark, Italy and Spain

Starting 21st October 2021, SQ353 will operate once a week as the designated VTL flight from Rome and Copenhagen to Singapore. This will increase to twice weekly flights from 1st November 2021.

21st October 2021 – 28th October 2021
SQ353Rome - CopenhagenThursday08:35 – 11:00Airbus A350-900
SQ353Copenhagen - SingaporeThursday12:20 – 06:20 (+1)Airbus A350-900
1st November 2021 – 24th March 2022
SQ379Rome - CopenhagenMonday, Thursday08:40 – 11:10Airbus A350-900
SQ379Copenhagen - SingaporeMonday, Thursday12:30 – 07:30 (+1)Airbus A350-900

SQ379 will operate thrice weekly as the designated VTL flight from Barcelona through Milan to Singapore.

21st October 2021 – 28th October 2021
SQ379Barcelona – MilanMonday, Thursday, Sunday10:10 – 11:50Airbus A350-900
SQ379Milan -- SingaporeMonday, Thursday, Sunday13:00 – 07:00 (+1)Airbus A350-900
31st October 2021 – 24th March 2022
SQ379Barcelona – MilanMonday, Thursday, Sunday09:50 – 11:30Airbus A350-900
SQ379Milan – SingaporeMonday, Thursday, Sunday12:40 – 07:35 (+1)Airbus A350-900

France

SQ337 will operate four times weekly as the designated VTL flight from Paris to Singapore.

20th October 2021 – 29th October 2021
SQ337Paris – SingaporeMonday Wednesday Friday Sunday12:00 – 06:50 (+1)Boeing 777- 300ER
31st October 2021 – 25th March 2022
SQ353Paris – SingaporeMonday Wednesday Friday Sunday10:40 – 06:15 (+1)Boeing 777- 300ER
Singapore Airlines B777-300/ER

Germany

SQ325, which operates as the designated VTL flight from Frankfurt to Singapore, will increase to daily flights from 19th October 2021.

20th October 2021 – 30th October 2021
SQ325Frankfurt – SingaporeDaily22:00 – 16:25 (+1)Boeing 777- 300ER
31st October 2021 – 26th March 2022
SQ325Frankfurt – SingaporeDaily21:55 – 17:15 (+1)Boeing 777- 300ER

SQ331, which operates as the designated VTL flight from Munich to Singapore, will increase to a thrice-weekly service from 20th October 2021.

20th October 2021 – 30th October 2021
SQ331Munich – SingaporeMonday, Wednesday, Saturday13:15 – 07:05 (+1)Airbus A350-900
1st November 2021 – 26th March 2022
SQ331Munich – SingaporeMonday, Wednesday, Saturday13:15 – 07:55 (+1)Airbus A350-900

Scoot will operate TR735 thrice weekly as the designated VTL flight from Berlin to Singapore.

20th October 2021 – 29th October 2021
TR735Berlin – SingaporeMonday, Wednesday, Friday11:20 – 05:40 (+1)Boeing 787-8
From 1st November 2021
TR735Berlin – SingaporeMonday, Wednesday, Friday10:45 – 05:45 (+1)Boeing 787-8

The Netherlands

SQ329 will operate four times weekly as the designated VTL flight from Amsterdam to Singapore.

Amsterdam – Singapore
19th October 2021 – 30th October 2021
SQ329Amsterdam – SingaporeTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday11:15 – 05:55 (+1)Airbus A350-900
2nd November 2021 – 26th March 2022
SQ329Amsterdam – SingaporeTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday10:25 – 05:55 (+1)Airbus A350-900

South Korea

With effect from 16th November 2021, SQ600 and SQ608 can carry eligible customers from Singapore to Seoul via the Vaccinated Travel Lane.

Singapore - Seoul
19th October 2021 – 30th October 2021
SQ600Singapore - SeoulTuesday, Thursday, Saturday08:05 - 15:30Boeing 787-10
2nd November 2021 – 26th March 2022
SQ608Singapore - SeoulWednesday, Friday, Sunday01:25 - 08:50Boeing 787-10

Both SQ601 and SQ607 will operate thrice weekly as the designated VTL flights from Seoul to Singapore.

Seoul – Singapore
16th November 2021 – 26th March 2022
SQ601Seoul – SingaporeTuesday, Thursday, Saturday16:35 – 22:20Boeing 787-10
Seoul – Singapore
16th November 2021 – 26th March 2022
SQ607Seoul – SingaporeWednesday, Friday, Sunday10:30 - 16:15Boeing 787-10
Singapore Airlines B787-10
Singapore Airlines B787-10

The United Kingdom (UK)

SQ317 will operate daily as the designated VTL flight from London to Singapore.

London – Singapore
19th October 2021 – 30th October 2021
SQ317London – SingaporeDaily11:25 – 07:30 (+1)Boeing 777-300/ER
2nd November 2021 – 26th March 2022
SQ317London – SingaporeDaily10:55 – 07:50 (+1)Boeing 777-300/ER

United States

SQ23 will operate as the daily designated VTL flight from New York to Singapore.

New York JFK – Singapore
19th October 2021 – 30th October 2021
SQ23New York JFK – SingaporeDaily22:30 – 05:20 (+2)Airbus A350-900ULR
31st October 2021 – 26th March 2022
SQ23New York JFK – SingaporeDaily21:40 – 05:20 (+2)Airbus A350-900ULR

SQ37 will operate as the daily designated VTL flight from Los Angeles to Singapore.

Los Angeles – Singapore
19th October 2021 – 30th October 2021
SQ37Los Angeles – SingaporeDaily23:20 – 07:30 (+2)Airbus A350-900
31st October 2021 – 26th March 2022
SQ37Los Angeles – SingaporeDaily22:25 – 08:15 (+2)Airbus A350-900

Other Airlines on VTL Flights to Singapore

Please refer to the respective airlines’ websites below for details depending on your country/region of departure, including when the first designated VTL flight will commence.

Country/Region of DepartureAirline(s)*
Brunei DarussalamRoyal Brunei Airlines
Canada[To be announced]
GermanyLufthansa
FranceAir France
NetherlandsKLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Republic of KoreaAsiana Airlines, Korean Air
United KingdomBritish Airways


My Thoughts

I am extremely pleased with the expansion of VTL to/from Singapore. Singapore is taking the lead in Asia Pacific region to open borders to fully vaccinated travellers. Looks like I can finally fly on Singapore Airlines to Singapore from the United States soon without quarantine.

The VTL arrangement has been simplified and travellers no longer need to take 2 PCR tests after arrival, compared to when it was first announced. I am looking forward to more VTL flight announcements soon.