You can travel up to 90 days in Singapore, only designated flights are quarantined

Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines
No quarantine for children under the age of 12 when accompanied by an adult vaccinated

The Korea-Singapore Travel Bubble (VTL) begins on November 15. Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, and Singapore Airlines operate exclusive flights. The photo is Gardens by the Bay / Travel Newspaper CB

Ahead of the implementation of the Singapore Travel Bubble (VTL, Vaccinated Travel Lane), preparations such as designation of exclusive flights are underway. If you travel from Korea to Singapore, you can stay for up to 90 days, and if you test negative for COVID-19 immediately after entering the country, you can travel freely.

In the early stages of implementation, limited flights will be operated. Korean Air (3 times a week), Asiana Airlines (3 times a week), and Singapore Airlines (6 times a week) are in the stage where they are permitted to operate VTL-designated flights. When entering Korea from Singapore, you can freely use direct flights in operation. If you are going from Korea to Singapore, you must use a designated flight to be exempt from quarantine. An official from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said, “Depending on the quarantine situation at Singapore Changi Airport, the number of people entering is likely to be limited at the beginning.” It plans to operate an unspecified flight once a week for those who have not been vaccinated and the demand for transit to Incheon in a third country.

The designation of flights departing from provinces or additional airlines is in the process of being discussed with the quarantine authorities. Singapore is a free air zone, so if there are slots, you can fly freely. Currently, Jeju Air is in the stage of securing slots, and Air Premia, a new airline, is also aiming to launch flights to Singapore by the end of the year. However, at this time, VTL flight designation is required to be exempt from quarantine.

Those who have been vaccinated can travel to Singapore for up to 90 days. Before leaving the country, apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) with the Immigration Department of Singapore and pay the cost of the COVID-19 test in advance immediately after entering the country. The cost of the PCR test is 160 Singapore dollars (about 140,000 won), and after the test, you have to go to your accommodation by personal transportation or a taxi. Test results are notified by e-mail within 12 hours. ▲PCR negative confirmation within 48 hours of boarding the plane ▲Valid visa (if necessary) ▲Certificate of insurance purchase (guaranteed over S$30,000) ▲TraceTogether, a movement tracking app within Singapore, must also be presented upon entry. Family trips are also possible. Quarantine exemptions also apply to children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

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