Singapore is set to resume scheduled commercial passenger flights from India under its Vaccinated Travel Lane starting November 29, after both the countries reached an agreement.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore , in a statement on Sunday, said that it will facilitate quarantine-free travel from India, with at least six designated flights daily from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.
“It’ll facilitate quarantine-free travel on Vaccinated Travel Lane from India to Singapore, which will start from November 29, 2021, with six designated VTL flights daily from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. Airlines can also operate non-VTL flights between India and Singapore,” the aviation regulator added.News agency ANI quoted the Singapore’s civil aviation authority as saying,
“Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has reached an agreement with India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation on the resumption of scheduled commercial passenger flights between Singapore and India,” .
Airlines can also operate non-VTL flights between India and Singapore, although passengers on non-VTL flights will be subject to the prevailing public health requirements, the CAAS further informed.
The authority said ,”CAAS understands that travellers are looking forward to the launch of the VTL and would like to assure travellers that there is no need to rush to apply for the VTP”.
passport and digital proof of vaccination ready. They should also know the address of the place they intend to self-isolate themselves while waiting for the results of their on-arrival COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction test, the CAAS release said.
“They must also purchase travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of Singapore USD 30,000 for Covid-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs, prior to travel to Singapore. In Singapore, these visitors must also use the TraceTogether app to facilitate contact tracing,” the authority added.
Travellers who require a visa for travel to Singapore should apply for it separately and only after their VTP is approved, CAAS said.