Singapore Scraps VTL, Reopens Borders To ALL Fully Vaccinated Travellers From 1 April 2022

Singapore Reopens Borders To ALL Fully Vaccinated Travellers From 1 April 2022

Singapore will reopen borders to all fully vaccinated travellers with the new Vaccinated Travel Framework from 1 April 2022. Under the new Vaccinated Travel Framework, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will allow all fully vaccinated travellers from any country or region in the world to enter Singapore quarantine-free by air, land, and sea without quota.

A provision remains for a 7-day travel history restriction to MOH’s Restricted Category, but there are currently no countries or regions on the Restricted Category.

With the move to the Vaccinated Travel Framework, all existing VTLs and Unilateral Opening (UO) arrangements will be retired.

The new procedure to enter Singapore from 1 April 2022 is very easy:

  1. Take a pre-departure test (PCR or ART) 2 days before departure for air and sea arrivals (Land arrivals DO NOT require a pre-departure test.)
  2. Complete simplified SG Arrival Card (SGAC)
  3. Short-Term Visitors must purchase travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for
    COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs, prior to their travel to
  4. Arrive in Singapore
  5. Use TraceTogether app or token in Singapore to facilitate contact tracing.

This may not be an exhaustive list of procedures for you if you are not a Singaporean, Singapore Permanent Resident, or Short-Term Visitor. Check SafeTravel for more information.

Notably, there are no more Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) or Air Travel Pass (ATP) applications needed. Fully vaccinated travellers do not require any entry approvals to enter Singapore. There is also no more on-arrival ART – fully vaccinated travellers may leave the airport, ferry terminal, or bus terminal as per pre-corona days, and immediately go about their activities.


This is Singapore’s most significant step by far to restore travel. It’s a lot to take in right now with many countries in South East Asia also making rapid steps to ease border restrictions, even very surprising huge leaps like Cambodia.

I’m away for a while so I won’t get to experience the newly eased travel restrictions around South East Asia, but I hope by the time I get back to Singapore, measures might be further eased to scrap pre-departure tests like many places around the world. Although I hope I didn’t jinx it by stating this sentence.