Singapore allows quarantine-free travel from all Indian cities By Gurdip Singh
Vaccinated air travelers from all Indian cities and Penang in Malaysia and Bali in Indonesia will be able to enter Singapore without having to undergo mandatory quarantine from March 16, a senior minister announced on Friday.
Transport Minister S Iswaran said Singapore plans to continue to safely reopen its borders and reclaim its position as a global business and aviation hub.
The Vaccinated Taxiway (VTL) for India will be extended beyond Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai to include all cities in India, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has said.
Similarly, vaccinated air travelers will be able to enter Singapore from more cities in Malaysia and Indonesia without having to self-quarantine. The VTL extension to cities in these countries is from March 16 this year.
The VTL for Malaysia will extend beyond Kuala Lumpur to include Penang, starting with four daily flights each way, while the VTL for Indonesia will extend beyond Jakarta to include Bali, starting by two daily flights.
“Glad to announce that we will be taking further steps to expand our LTVs, as part of our plans to continue the safe reopening of our borders and reclaim Singapore’s position as a global hub for business and aviation,” Minister Iswaran said in a Facebook post. .
“Airlines planning to operate from these points under the VTL may submit their designated flight plans to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) for approval,” CAAS was quoted as saying. Channel News Asia.
Travelers from Vietnam and Greece are also allowed to enter Singapore under the VTL from March 16.
Since September 8 last year, Singapore has established VTLs with 30 countries and regions.
On Thursday, CAAS issued 348,518 vaccinated passes to travelers from these countries and regions to enter Singapore between September 8, 2021 and March 16.
A total of 456,215 VTL travelers entered Singapore. CAAS said the expansion of VTLs will help facilitate travel and “densify” the Singapore air hub’s connectivity with “key markets”.