The Singapore Tourism Board announced that vaccinated U.S. and Canadian tourists are now able to visit the destination once again. With Singapore’s high vaccination rate, the destination is moving to the next step of the safe reopening of the tourism sector by implementing local measures to keep travelers and residents safe, abiding by the requirements on COVID-19 prevention and Singapore public health regulations.
With visitor’s safety being a top priority, Singapore has implemented Safe Travel Lanes to facilitate travel, providing details on testing protocols, vaccination requirements, and other distancing and social regulations. To raise hygiene standards and transform the cleanliness levels of public spaces, the SG Clean campaign was launched in February 2020, which requires tourism establishments to adhere to stringent levels of the SG Clean Quality mark reflecting their commitment and ownership of maintaining high standards of environmental public hygiene at their premises.
“We look forward to safely welcoming back U.S. and Canadian tourists to Singapore, providing the opportunity for travelers to fully explore all that our destination has to offer,” said Rachel Loh, senior vice president America, Singapore Tourism Board Americas, in a press statement. “Our enhanced cleaning protocols, contactless amenities, and safe management measures have been designed to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.”
As part of Singapore’s efforts to reopen borders safely, fully vaccinated U.S. and Canadian travelers looking to make future travel plans can safely enter and depart Singapore via the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL).
The requirements include:
- For travelers vaccinated in the U.S. or Canada, Singapore currently accepts vaccination certificates issued in the SMART Health Card (SHC) format, by issuers in Canada or the U.S. on the Common Trust Network.
- Vaccinated travelers will be required to undergo two COVID-19 PCR tests, including a pre-departure PCR test within 48 hours of their scheduled departure and obtain a negative test result. They will also need to take on-arrival test at Changi Airport and remain self-isolated until their test result is confirmed to be negative.
- Travelers who are traveling to Singapore under the VTL must travel into Singapore on designated VTL flights.
- Short-term visitors must purchase travel insurance for the entire duration of their stay in Singapore, with a minimum coverage of $22,193 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalization costs, prior to travel to Singapore.
- Prior to travel to Singapore, visitors who wish to travel under the VTL will need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) seven to 30 days prior to the intended date of entry into Singapore. Applications for the VTP opened on Oct. 12, 2021 for entry into Singapore on or after Oct. 19, 2021.
For more information, visit safetravel.ica.gov.sg.
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