It has only been a few days since more countries were added to the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme in Singapore but more than 2,400 travel passes have already been issued.
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The surprise announcement meant that travellers from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the U.S. were able to travel to Singapore from 19th October. the countries were added to the VTL arrangements already in place with Brunei and Germany.
Now the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has published figures showing that 2,409 travel passes have been issued valid for travel between 19th October and 17th November.
Singapores Vaccine Travel Lanes Explained
Travellers arriving under the scheme will be required to a pre-departure PCR test (within 48 hours) and additional tests on arrival and 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.
Travellers must 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 include pre-paid PCR tests for their time in Singapore.
The highest proportion of travel passes were issued to applications from the UK with 976, more than 40% of the total issued.
This was followed by France with 537 passes and the USA with 440. Lower numbers were issued to residents of Denmark (80), Italy (136), the Netherlands (155) and Spain (56).
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