Kopi Tiam Raffles City Swissôtel The Stamford Private Quick Test Centre (p-QTC) for VTL Travellers Days 3 & 7 ART

Kopi Tiam Raffles City Swissôtel The Stamford VTL Travellers ART Private Quick Test Centre (p-QTC) (Days 3 & 7)

As a condition for entry into Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), VTL travellers are required to undergo unsupervised self-administered COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests (ARTs) using self-procured ART kits on Days 2, 4, 5 and 6 of arrival in Singapore, and supervised self-administered COVID-19 ARTs on Days 3 and 7 of arrival in Singapore.

For the supervised self-administered COVID-19 ART, VTL travellers are required to make an appointment booking at a Quick Test Centre (QTC) / Combined Test Centre (CTC) at https://go.gov.sg/traveller-art-test.

The test will be self-administered and supervised by an approved COVID-19 test provider. Each test will cost S$15 (inclusive of GST), with payment to be online at https://go.gov.sg/pay-art. The electronic receipt must be shown during registration as proof of payment. Cash will not be accepted.


Important Links for VTL Travellers COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) (Days 3 & 7)

Days 2, 4, 5 and 6 unsupervised self-administered COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) submission:

VTL-Air: https://go.gov.sg/vtl-air-art
VTL-Land: https://go.gov.sg/vtl-land-art

Days 3 and 7 supervised self-administered COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) booking:

https://go.gov.sg/traveller-art-test

Days 3 and 7 supervised self-administered COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) locations:

Click to access qtc-ctc-location.pdf

Days 3 and 7 supervised self-administered COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) payment:

https://go.gov.sg/pay-art

Combined Test Centres (CTCs) and Quick Test Centres (QTCs) Locations:

https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/quick-test-centres-(qtcs)


Days 2, 4, 5 and 6 unsupervised self-administered COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART)

The Days 2, 4, 5 and 6 unsupervised self-administered COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) is straightforward. Purchase your own COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kit in Singapore and submit the results for VTL-Air at https://go.gov.sg/vtl-air-art or VTL-Land at https://go.gov.sg/vtl-land-art.

Note that if you are leaving your place of accommodation on Days 2, 4, 5 and 6, you are to self-administer the ART before leaving your place of accommodation.

You are now allowed to bring up to 20 COVID-19 self-test kits approved in the country of embarkation in to Singapore.

COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kits in Singapore are affordable at less than S$6 each.

Since the Days 2, 4, 5 and 6 unsupervised self-administered COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) requires 4 tests, simply pick up a pack of 4 Abbott Panbio™ COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test kits for S$19.20 which would fulfil the on-arrival VTL testing regime quota.


Kopi Tiam Raffles City Swissôtel The Stamford Private Quick Test Centre (p-QTC)

Raffles City is easily accessible via City Hall MRT Station and Esplanade MRT Station, served by the East-West Line (EWL), North-South Line (NSL), or Circle Line (CCL).

The automated SMS reflected the Kopi Tiam Raffles City Swissôtel The Stamford Private Quick Test Centre (p-QTC) location as “Kopi Tiam Raffles City Swissôtel The Stamford Private Quick Test Centre (p-QTC)” which is very direct and clear. The MOH website reflects it as “Fullerton Healthcare Group Pte Ltd, Kopitiam, Level 2, Raffles City, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882”.

Head up to Level 2 of Raffles City and follow the signs to Swissôtel The Stamford.

In front of Kopi Tiam Swissôtel The Stamford, there are various queue lines depending on the purpose of test.

Queue at the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) lane for VTL Travellers Days 3 & 7 ART.

The Fullerton Health Testing Centre caters to a few purposes of COVID-19 testing, and thus has a longer queue line than the VTL QTCs.

The registration counter area after the separate queues seems to be the same for all lines, so it looks dependent on your arrival time. I waited 25 minutes to reach the registration counter, even with just 3 people ahead of me in the VTL line.

At the registration counter, registration also seems to take a longer time than VTL QTCs as the staff attending to me had to click a lot more things on her laptop.

After registration, the registration staff brought me to pick up an Abbott Panbio™ COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test Device, and I was sent into a self-test booth. The seated self-test booth was well-equipped with a tube holder and mirror – certainly more frills than a standalone VTL QTC.

Once done with the quick swabbing process which took less than a minute since I now have lots of experience on self-swabbing in Malaysia and Singapore, the staff, and that was it.

My negative results were sent by email and SMS about 20 minutes after the test.

[PSA] Do not use MOH COVID-19 Test Result Notice for Pre-Departure Test Certificate

Some users of the VTL-Land are claiming to be able to use the MOH COVID-19 Test Result Notice as a pre-departure test certificate. While it contains a QR code, the MOH COVID-19 Test Result Notice is not a pre-departure test certificate.

A handwritten sign at the QTC clearly states that pre-departure tests should be done at clinics only.

To further prevent the MOH COVID-19 Test Result Notice being used as a pre-departure test certificate, there is also a new box in the notice clearly stating that the MOH COVID-19 Test Result Notice is not equivalent to a HealthCert for overseas travel.

tl;dr DO NOT use the MOH COVID-19 Test Result Notice as a pre-departure test certificate. An extra S$30 spent for a clinic ART for another test is nothing as compared to the privilege of quarantine-free travel with ART during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Raffles City Quick Test Centre (QTC)

Do note that Kopi Tiam Raffles City Swissôtel The Stamford Private Quick Test Centre (p-QTC) is different from Raffles City Quick Test Centre (QTC). There are 2 QTC venues within Raffles City.

The Raffles City Quick Test Centre (QTC) is located outside the building near The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, outside City Hall MRT Station Exit A.

When booking your VTL ART QTC appointment at Raffles City, check that you have got the right location.

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