October 13, 2021 – The Singapore Tourism Board has announced that vaccinated U.S. and Canadian tourists can now visit the island destination once again. With Singapore’s high vaccination rate, the destination is moving to the next step of the safe reopening of the tourism sector by implementing local measures to keep travelers and residents safe, abiding by the requirements on COVID-19 prevention and Singapore public health regulations. 

With visitor’s safety being a top priority, Singapore has implemented “Safe Travel Lanes” to facilitate travel, providing details on testing protocols, vaccination requirements, and other distancing and social regulations. To raise hygiene standards and transform the cleanliness levels of public spaces, the SG Clean campaign was launched in February 2020, which requires tourism establishments to adhere to stringent levels of the “SG Clean Quality” mark. 

As part of Singapore’s efforts to reopen borders safely, fully vaccinated U.S. and Canadian travelers looking to make future travel plans can safely enter and depart Singapore via the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL). 


For travelers vaccinated in the U.S. or Canada, Singapore is currently accepting vaccination certificates issued in the SMART Health Card (SHC) format, by issuers in Canada or the U.S. on the Common Trust Network. Vaccinated travelers will be required to undergo two COVID-19 PCR tests, including a pre-departure PCR test within 48 hours of their scheduled departure and obtain a negative test result. They will also need to take on-arrival test at Changi Airport and remain self-isolated until their test result is confirmed to be negative. 

Travelers visiting Singapore under the VTL must travel into Singapore on designated VTL flights. Short-term visitors must purchase travel insurance for the entire duration of their stay in Singapore, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 (about $22,102) for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalization costs, prior to travel to Singapore. 

Visitors who wish to travel under the VTL will need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) seven to 30 days prior to the intended date of entry into Singapore. Applications for the VTP will open on October 12, 2021 for entry into Singapore on or after October 19, 2021. More details on the VTL requirements into Singapore can be found at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/

For the latest travel updates on Singapore, visit www.visitsingapore.com

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