Singapore Germany Vaccinated Travel Lanes

Singapore – Germany Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) is now ready

The first vaccinated travel lanes in Singapore are Germany and Brunei Darussalam.

Therefore, from 8th September 2021, Germany and Brunei will be Singapore’s first quarantine-free two-way travel options for the fully vaccinated without SHN quarantine.

The vaccination must be done in either Singapore or Germany. This means that individuals who were vaccinated overseas will not yet be eligible for the VTL

Berlin, Germany Photo by Ansgar Scheffold on Unsplash

39.7 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people in Germany
61.64% of citizens have been vaccinated in Germany

Previously, we made speculations on which countries will be candidates for quarantine-free travel.

True enough, Germany is indeed in the list.

If you need dedicated SHN facility from Category III or Category IV, find the list we made for the hotel list:

Definition of Fully Vaccinated

He/she has received the full regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech / Comirnaty, Moderna or any vaccine in the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing.

This also includes Sinovac-Coronavac, Sinopharm and AstraZeneca’s vaccines.

Requirements for Vaccination Travel

  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (which also means aged 12 or over)
  • Take a pre-departure PCR test within 48 hours of their scheduled flight departure time (from ~S$120 onwards)
  • Travel to Singapore on a designated VTL flight
  • Take an on-arrival PCR test at Changi Airport (cost S$160)
  • Isolate at home or in your hotel room until your on-arrival PCR test comes back negative (travel via private vehicle, private-hire car or taxi)
  • Take post-arrival PCR tests (pre-paid) by 3pm on Day 3 and Day 7 after arrival, at a designated clinic (cost 2 x S$94)
  • You have to be in the VTL designated countries for the last 21 days

This last point is very important. You cannot roam to other neighbouring countries (eg. Belgium, Netherlands if you are going to Germany). That will violate the VTL rule and you will therefore require SHN upon arrival in Singapore.

How to book Vaccinated Travel Lane process

Here are the exact steps to book Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) trip

  1. Apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)

    Short-term visitors and long-term pass holders will need to apply for a VTP between 7 and 30 days before their intended arrival in Singapore.
    The VTP application link will go live on 1 September 2021.

  2. Take a pre-departure PCR test in Germany

    Germany does not require vaccinated Singapore residents to take a PCR test before departure.
    However, all VTL travellers must take a pre-departure PCR test within 48 hours of their flight to Singapore. This particular test must be taken at an MOH-recognised institution, and also antigen rapid tests are not accepted. 

  3. Book a designated VTL flight

    The flights are:
    FRA – SIN : SQ325, LH778
    MUC – SIN: SQ331

  4. Take an on-arrival PCR test at Changi Airport

    VTL travellers must pre-book their on-arrival PCR test at Changi Airport, which can be done via the link below. This will cost S$160 nett per person.
    More info here:

  5. Take post-arrival PCR tests on Day 3 and Day 7

    VTL travellers must take two more PCR tests on Day 3 and 7 after their return, where Day 1 refers to the date of arrival in Singapore.

Travel Insurance for VTL

Firstly, it is mandatory for short-term visitors from Germany to Singapore to purchase travel insurance.

Next, this insurance must include minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs. 

Finally, for example, these following travel insurance policies currently provide coverage for overseas COVID-19 medical treatment, evacuation and related trip interruptions:

Travel from Other Countries to Singapore

For easier understanding. Look at the diagram below


This is a good step forward for the liberation of travel.

For more accurate information go directly to our sources here:

SafeTravel dedicated VTL FAQ:

Singapore Airlines dedicated Germany – Singapore Vaccinated Travel Page:

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