Singapore to Allow Fully Vaccinated Filipinos Entry, Quarantine-free, Starting March

IMG Source: Hindustan Times

MANILA, Philippines – Singapore will be opening their Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) for the Philippines and Israel starting March 4, 2022, allowing a two-way quarantine-free travel.

Those wanting to visit Singapore next month need to apply for their Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) starting March 1, 2022 through the Singapore government’s Safe Travel website.

Before application, make sure to prepare the needed documents and information: a valid passport, proof of vaccination, and the address of where you will be staying in Singapore.

The opening of the Vaccinated Travel Lanes to certain low-risk countries aims to “put back on track its (The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore) plans to reopen Singapore’s borders safely and reclaim Singapore’s position as a global air hub”

Other steps needed to take note of for VTL travelers to Singapore are the following:

  1. 24 hours upon arrival into Singapore, they are required to take a supervised self-swab (SSS) Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at one of the testing centers across Singapore. This is the faster and cheaper alternative to the previously required polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
  2. Travelers should visit Quick Test Centers (QTCs) or Combined Test Centers (CTCs) for their SSS ART, and must take private transportation to and from their booked QTC or CTC. Note that the weblink to book a test at a QTC or CTC will be provided in the Testing Notice issued to travelers upon arrival.
  3. Travelers must isolate in their accommodation first until they have tested negative on the supervised ART.

See the illustration of the steps needed to be taken posted by the Singapore Tourism Board:

So for those missing the views and cuisine of Singapore, you only have to wait a few more days before you can immerse yourself in the modern and scenic Marina Bay and have some authentic Laksa – provided you are fully vaccinated.

Source: Manila Bulletin 

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