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Singapore is easing travel restrictions, see new guidelines for Indians HERE! | Mobility news

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Singapore recently eased its border restrictions on air travel. Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced that the country has eased its entry and testing requirements for vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) travelers and flights will be operated from February 22.

However, passengers departing from India and entering Singapore on VTL flights are still required to provide a negative PCR test or a professionally administered ART test within two days of flight departure.

According to Singapore Airlines (SIA), fully vaccinated passengers traveling to Singapore from February 22 on VTL flights departing from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai will have their mandatory travel history reduced from 14 to 7 days.

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“From February 22, 2022 (Singapore time), fully vaccinated passengers traveling to Singapore on VTL flights departing from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai can join the new relaxations. Travel history requirements will be reduced by 14 to 7 days. If the traveler has been in Singapore within the past 7 days, their stay in Singapore may count towards meeting this 7-day travel history requirement,” SIA said in a statement.

The second change will be that long-term pass holders will no longer have to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) to travel to Singapore on a VTL flight. However, a VTP is still required for short-term visitors and work permit holders. “From February 22, VTL travelers do not need to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival at Changi Airport. Instead, they will be required to take a rapid test supervised self-swab antigen testing (ART) at any testing center across Singapore within 24 hours of arrival,” he said.

A test notice with a web link to book tests will be sent to travelers upon entry to Singapore. If the above ART is negative, no further ART/PCR testing is required throughout their stay in Singapore. The new changes to Singapore’s VTL entry and testing requirements follow the government’s announcement last month exempting VTL travelers from all testing requirements if they had recently recovered from Covid-19 (in 7 to 90 days after their last infection before departure for Singapore) and can provide appropriate proof of their recovery.

At present, Singapore Airlines operates 52 flights to Singapore from eight cities in India, which includes daily quarantine-free VTL services from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.

With ANI inputs

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