As part of efforts to ease travel restrictions, Singapore will allow travelers from Australia (except the state of Victoria) and Vietnam.
Citing the quarantine measures and lower case numbers in Australia and Vietnam, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will allow travelers from both countries to participate in Singapore's Air Travel Pass program for entry starting October 8.
Australia and Vietnam will be in addition to Brunei and New Zealand as part of the travel pass program. The travel pass program will allow for travelers to enter Singapore on a short-term basis, including a waiving of the stay-home requirement for arriving travelers from approved countries.
Travelers will be required to register for their Air Travel Pass before arrival. Upon arriving, travelers will be required to take a COVID-19 test and download a tracking app on their mobile devices.
The exception will be for Australians from the state of Victoria, which due to the number of cases of COVID-19 will still be required to quarantine for seven days. Travelers from Vietnam and Australia returning from Singapore, or Singaporean citizens/residents returning will be subject to quarantine measures upon arrival at the destination country.
While the Air Travel Pass program allows for short-term travel, Singapore also has a Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) scheme for essential business and official travel. Among the countries including the RGL scheme with Singapore is neighboring Malaysia.