Vaccinated Israeli travelers can soon fly into Singapore through the UAE and Thailand without quarantine after two years of closure due to the pandemic. Singapore thus joins the Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Australia, and other countries in the East, relaxing measures and allowing tourists back in.
Starting March 4, Singapore will start the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme for Israel to establish two-way quarantine-free travel between the countries.
As reported by The Straits Times, Singapore’s Transport Minister S. Iswaran said it is important to resume the reopening of borders and reclaim the country’s position as a global business and aviation hub. “Our ultimate goal is quarantine-free travel for all vaccinated travelers,” said Iswaran at a press conference.
Under the VTL scheme, travelers from countries deemed to be of low Covid-19 risk will now be able to take a supervised antigen rapid test (ART) within 24 hours of their arrival, instead of the mandated PCR test at Changi Airport. And VTL travelers will no longer need to undergo a self-supervised ART testing regime for seven days after arrival.