Singapore and India have reached an agreement that will facilitate the resumption of regularly scheduled commercial flights between the two countries.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), six designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights will be operated daily between Singapore and three points in India: Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai. The flights will faciliate quarantine-free travel as part of the VTL program.
In addition to the VTL flights, the CAAS also added that airlines can operate non-VTL flights between India and Singapore. Travelers on the non-VTL flights will be subject to public health and quarantine protocols upon arrival in both countries.
The CAAS further stated that airlines will release their flight schedules for the VTL and non-VTL flights at a later time.
For entry to Singapore for vaccinated travelers, short-term and long-term pass holders will need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP). Applications for the VTP for travel from select countries including India will open on November 22. Travelers will be required to present proof of vaccination and take two COVID-19 tests (PCR or a professionally-administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART) – within two days before departure to Singapore and upon arrival. Upon arrival, travelers will need to remain self-isolated until their test result if confirmed to be negative.
In addition, VTL travelers must have remained in one or more VTL countries within the last 14 days prior to departure to Singapore. Travelers bound for Singapore under the VTL must travel on the designated VTL flights.