Singapore was set to allow visitors from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates to enter from December 5, 2021, by applying for the Vaccinated Travel Pass and then flying on designated flights.
Ministry of Health, however, decided on Sunday to temporarily defer the opening of travel to/from these three countries due to proximity to Southern Africa. Singapore will also require more Covid-19 tests for those arriving at the country utilizing VTLs.
You can access Singapore’s page for VTL here.
Here’s the announcement from CAAS:
The commencement of the VTLs for Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, originally planned for 6 December 2021, will be deferred until further notice. If you have already booked your flight and wish to change your itinerary, please approach your airline for assistance.
Travellers entering Singapore with effect from 2 December 2021, 2359hrs, SGT, will be required to undergo COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) on Day 3 and Day 7 of their arrival in Singapore.
This is the first setback for Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lanes with 27 or so countries (let’s forget the disaster with Hong Kong) that expanded to allow arrivals from Finland, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Indonesia on November 28, and will enable arrivals from Thailand on December 13 and Cambodia, Fiji, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Turkey on December 15.
Visitors now also need to take rapid antigen tests on Day 3 and 7 from arriving in Singapore.
Let’s see if there will be other restrictions instituted by Singapore like many other countries have done after the Omicron covid-variant popped up last week.