Singapore South Korea VTL Vaccinated Travel Lanes

South Korea VTL — Latest Addition To Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane

South Korea VTL is the latest official addition to Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lanes. This quarantine-free travel will firstly start on 15 November 2021.

For some people, Germany was too much to digest. Therefore, South Korea will be a great alternative to those who cannot wait to travel again.

Read this before going on South Korea VTL, South Korea imposed 10 days quarantine upon arrival on all international travellers. This is after South Korea detected 5 cases of COVID-19 with Omicron variants. However travellers via Singapore VTL can still travel without quarantine.
Read more:

UPDATE 9 October 2021: Unexpectedly, more countries join Brunei, Germany and South Korea onboard VTL
Look out on our ULTIMATE Guide here.

So far we do not have much details on how the above process may differ from other VTL

Currently South Korea isn’t allowing Singapore residents to enter for leisure purposes.

On the other hand, South Korea is in the Category 2 in Singapore list for SHN decider.

At this time of writing, arrivals from South Korea will need to undergo 7 days SHN at own chosen accommodation.

Find out the link below to find good hotels to stay if you do not have any in mind:

What is VTL?

VTL stands for Vaccinated Travel Lanes. Fully-vaccinated travellers can now apply to fly between Singapore and South Korea without any quarantine.

We have comprehensive article on this. Find out the link below:

Singapore – South Korea VTL Flight Redemption

Without a doubt, we are happy to redeem some miles for this flight. Previously, South Korea was a popular feature in the Spontaneous Escape.

As this point, there is still no sign on redemption yet.

Singapore Airlines VTL Redemption Indicator
Singapore Airlines VTL Redemption Indicator

You can refer to the table below for Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Redemption to South Korea for VTL.

KrisFlyer Redemption Rates
(one way)
(one way)
Premium Economy34,500n/a
Singapore – Incheon (South Korea) KrisFlyer Redemption Rates

How Much VTL Cost?

We have a estimation at this time. However, this is just a rough figures.

COVID TestCost Estimate
Singapore pre-departure*S$125 – S$200
S. Korea pre-departure~S$200
Singapore arrivalS$160
Day 3 testS$95
Day 7 testS$95
TotalS$675 – S$750 S$485 – S$560
Singapore South Korea VTL Cost Breakdown


While another country added to the VTL list is a good thing, the list is still a short one now an extensive one.

We always refer to a trusted source, in this case we refer to this article here.

At this time, there are only 3 countries for VTL and it is not good enough.

First thing to remember, Singapore is experiencing rapid increase in COVID-19 cases. Therefore, this agreement might not uphold when the time comes, which is 15 November 2021.

Cover Photo by Joshua Delica on Unsplash

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