Queen Street Bus Terminal QTC Closed With VTL Change To Unsupervised Antigen Rapid Test (USS ART)

Queen Street Bus Terminal Quick Test Centre (QTC) Closed From 15 March 2022

The Queen Street Bus Terminal Quick Test Centre (QTC) has closed from 15 March 2022 as all vaccinated travellers travelling in to Singapore under Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) will only need a post-arrival Unsupervised Self Swab (USS) Antigen Rapid Test (ART) within 24 hours of their arrival into Singapore from 15 March 2022. There is no more supervised ART for VTL travellers arriving in Singapore from 15 March 2022.

The Queen Street Bus Terminal Quick Test Centre (QTC) was first set up just before the Singapore-Malaysia Vaccinated Travel Lane-Land (VTL-Land) launch in view of the then-new B.1.1.529 strain of the coronavirus (Omicron) which was classified as a variant of concern by the World Health Organisation (WHO). With Omicron, Singapore added an on-arrival ART in Singapore for VTL-Land travellers just before the VTL-Land launch.

Travellers are required to report their Unsupervised Self Swab (USS) Antigen Rapid Test (ART) test result at https://www.sync.gov.sg/ before proceeding with their activities. Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPHs) with SingPass accounts should log into Sync using SingPass to submit their results. LTPHs and Short-Term Visitors (STVs) without SingPass accounts should log into Sync using their passport number, date of birth and nationality.

Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kits can be purchased from Singapore pharmacies, supermarkets, and other authorised retailers. You are also allowed to bring to Singapore up to 20 COVID-19 self-test kits approved in the country of embarkation.

Travellers are only allowed to take public transport and proceed with their activities after testing negative on the ART. If travellers wish to depart from the arrival immigration to a testing centre or to isolate at their place of accommodation before submitting a negative test, they can only take private transportation, taxi, or private hire car.

What I can suggest for this rule, if you want to continue on your journey by public transport, is to take your ART immediately after disembarking from the bus. There are sheltered seats at the non-operational Singapore Johor Taxi Service stand, or unsheltered seats along Rochor Canal.

The post-arrival test is not applicable to children aged two and below in this calendar year (i.e. born in or after 2020).

Vaccinated-Recovered Travellers who are fully vaccinated and certified positive for COVID-19 between 7- 90 days (inclusive) before departure for Singapore do not need to take any ART, and can go about their activities upon disembarking while complying with the latest public health measures.

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