After a number of false starts Singapore hopes to welcome the return of tourists next month, but only from select countries.
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Plans for Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) were announced yesterday and will launch on 8th September for fully vaccinated visitors from Germany and Brunei.
The news comes with Singapore achieving full vaccination in excess of 75% of the population.
Travellers arriving under the scheme will be required to a pre-departure PCR test (within 48 hours) and additional tests on days 3 and 7, at a designated Singapore clinic.
All visitors must have received their final dose of an approved Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival. Anyone who is not vaccinated, including children, will not be allowed to travel under the scheme.
Those hoping to visit Singapore will need to have been in their country of departure for at least the previous 21 days and will only be allowed to travel on specific, non-stop, designated flights.
Visitors must have a valid visa (if required) and a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) prior to travel. Applications for the VTP will be available from 1st September and will include pre-paid PCR tests for their time in Singapore.
Previous attempts by Singapore to introduce travel bubbles and corridors have been hit by outbreaks of Covid-19 leading to delays and cancellation of the arrangements.
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