India, Singapore to resume commercial flights from Nov 29

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India and Singapore have agreed to resume commercial flights from the end of the month. The Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) programme between the countries will allow quarantine-free travel. Six flights from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai will resume from November 29.

Under the VTL, short-term and long-term visitors to Singapore will have to apply for the Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP). Applications for VTP will start from November 22 at 6 pm, Singapore time. If you are applying for the pass, then you will be able to apply only after 6 pm Singapore time, which would be 3:30 pm IST.

However, fully vaccinated Singapore citizens and permanent residents as well as children aged 12 and below need not apply for the VTP.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said in a statement that short-term visitors and long-term pass holders who meet the requirements of the VTL, will receive a VTP.

Travellers looking to enter Singapore from November 29 to January 21, 2022, can apply once the VTP window opens. However, those who are planning to go to Singapore after December 1 have been urged to apply after November 24.

VTP applicants must provide details of passport, digital proof of vaccination, and address in Singapore for self-isolation pending the results of their on-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.

All VTL travellers must take two COVID-19 tests — one within two days before departure to Singapore with a negative test result, and the other on-arrival PCR test at Changi Airport and remain self-isolated until their test result is confirmed to be negative.

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Children aged 2 years and below in the calendar year are not required to take the tests.

Apart from the six VTL flights, airlines can operate non-VTL flights too but travellers will be subjected to the current public health requirements based on the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH)’s border measures.