ALL SINGAPORE AIRLINES AND SCOOT FLIGHTS FROM INDIA TO SINGAPORE TO OPERATE AS VACCINATED TRAVEL LANE SERVICES
The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group is pleased to announce that starting from 16 March 2022, it will progressively convert all flights from India to Singapore to Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) services. This will provide eligible customers with quarantine-free entry into Singapore from eight points across India. The move follows the Singapore Government’s announcement regarding its decision to expand its VTL network, including from all cities in India.
While existing daily VTL flights will continue to operate from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai, all of Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) India flights that arrive in Singapore from 16 March 2022 will progressively operate as VTL services. This includes SIA’s flights from Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, and Kolkata. Details of SIA’s flight schedules can be found in Annexe A.
Scoot, SIA’s low-cost subsidiary, will also progressively convert its non-VTL services from Amritsar, Coimbatore, Trivandrum, Tiruchirappalli, and Visakhapatnam to VTL services. Details of Scoot’s flight schedules can be found here.
Short-term visitors and Singapore work permit holders who wish to travel on the VTL services, need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) prior to their visa application. VTP applications must be made between three and 60 calendar days before the intended date of entry into Singapore. Customers must also ensure that they are eligible to travel under the VTL arrangements before their flight.
A detailed list of eligibility requirements for customers travelling on VTL services can be found here. Short-term visitors from India may only enter Singapore via the Vaccinated Travel Lane or the Familial Ties Lane.
Mr. Sy Yen Chen, General Manager, Singapore Airlines said: “Singapore’s decision to expand its Vaccinated Travel Lane arrangement to cover all points across India will be a welcome development for all our customers. We continue to see strong demand across India from customers who are waiting to enjoy convenient and quarantine-free travel to Singapore.
“This expansion of the SIA Group’s VTL network is also perfectly timed with the relaunch of our A380 services to Mumbai on 14 March 2022, and to Delhi in the coming months. We are thrilled to be able to bring our iconic superjumbo back to India. We are optimistic that this, along with the expansion of Singapore’s VTL arrangement, will inspire even more confidence for international travel to and from India. Singapore Airlines looks forward to welcoming more of our customers on board our flights.”