Singapore Preparing For First International Tourists

The first international travellers to arrive in Singapore for a quarantine-free visit for more than a year are expected to arrive on the 8th September from Germany.

Main picture Singapore credit Cattan2011 on flickr

The Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) between Singapore and Germany and Brunei were announced on 19th August and registrations started on the 1st September with 755 approved on the first day.

German travellers received the most approvals with 301 short-term visitors and 434 long-term pass holders. This may suggest that many of the initial travellers will be entering for business or to work in Singapore rather than for tourism.

All travellers will need to be fully vaccinated and have a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours of departure.

Currently there are 7 flights a week planned between Germany and Singapore operated by Singapore Airlines or Lufthansa.

There are three flights a week planned between Singapore and Brunei to Singapore each week, two from Royal Brunei Airlines and one from Singapore Airlines.

Germany and Brunei have been selected as pilot countries to trial the arrangements and there are hopes to expand the scheme to further countries in as soon as possible.

Source: Malay Mail

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