Applications for Vaccinated Travel Pass for Singapore to open today

Applications for Vaccinated Travel Pass for Singapore to open today


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From Monday, travellers from India fully vaccinated people can apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) for flights to Singapore - a day after aviation regulators from the 2 countries reached an agreement to resume daily commercial passenger flights from India from November 29.

Applications for VTPs will open at 6 pm. Those applying for such passes should present a digital proof for full vaccination. They are also required to take 2 Covid tests. Of these, the first has to be taken within 2 days before departing for the city-state. The other, has to be taken upon arrival at the Changi airport - following which the visitors have to keep themselves under self-isolation, until the result turns out to be negative.

Flights from India to Singapore will operate under the VTL facility. On November 15, Singapore included India on its VTL list. Under the facility, travellers from countries on this list are exempted from quarantine upon arrival, provided they are fully vaccinated against Covid and have proof for this.

Under VTL 6 daily flights, two each from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai, will start operations. Non-VTL flights can also operate, though passengers on these will be subjected to certain public health requirements.

Singapore started VTL mechanism on September 8 and Brunei and Germany were the first two countries. The arrangement is now available with 13 countries, including Australia, UK and US. VTLs for India, Finland, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sweden will be effective from November 29, and similar arrangements with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE will begin December 6.