For the Love of Travel
For the Love of Travel

Singapore relaxes entry requirements

In a very welcome sign for Kiwis eyeing up a trip to Singapore, entry requirements are being simplified and relaxed.

Fully vaccinated travellers on all Singapore Airlines (SIA) flights will enjoy quarantine-free entry into Singapore, without any on-arrival test or quarantine requirements, from 1 April 2022. This comes after the Singapore government simplified the travel protocols for entry into the country.

This opens up the entire SIA and Scoot network to all eligible customers. SIA and Scoot operate from 97 destinations in 34 countries to Singapore. All fully vaccinated travellers are still required to take a pre-departure test and meet prevailing visa requirements.

Singapore Airlines. credit SIA

As a result, SIA and Scoot will no longer designate specific Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights from 1 April 2022. Existing customers who are currently booked on a VTL flight on or after 1 April 2022 may travel as planned. They need not make any changes to their booking.

Singapore Airlines General Manager New Zealand, Mr. George Roberston, says “We welcome the Singapore Government’s announcement to simplify the travel protocols for entry into Singapore. The changes, which come into effect from 1 April, will allow fully vaccinated New Zealanders to enjoy quarantine-free entry to Singapore.”

On-board Singapore Airlines. credit SIA

“With New Zealand’s borders set to progressively reopen in the coming weeks, these changes will further support our recovery efforts and provide Kiwis with the opportunity to enjoy and reconnect with Singapore as a standalone holiday destination, or as a convenient stopover on their way to any of the almost 100 destinations across the SIA global network.”