SINGAPORE, November 15 (Xinhua) – Singapore will expand the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangement to include India, Indonesia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Ministry of Health said in a press release on Monday.
VTL with India and Indonesia will start operating on November 29, and those with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will be launched on December 6.
So far, Singapore has launched VTL with Australia, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, the Ministry of Health said.
Singapore will also launch VTL with Malaysia, Finland and Sweden from 29 November.
According to the Ministry of Health, travelers during the VTL event are not subject to the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival. Instead, they will need to produce a negative result of the Pre-Departure Test taken within two days of departure and undergo a PCR test (polymerase chain reaction) on arrival.
On Monday, the Singapore Ministry of Health reported 2,069 new confirmed cases of covid-19, bringing the total to 239,272. At the same time, another eight cases, aged 71 to 96, were reported to have died of covid-19 in the Southeast Asian country, taking the death toll for the coronavirus to 594.