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Netherlands VTL — Updated Pre-departure COVID-19 Tests Requirements

Going for Netherlands VTL trip? You will need a pre-departure COVID-19 test starting from 13th November 2021 if you are flying from Singapore.

Firstly, this is an updated guideline on the pre-departure test requirements by Netherlands.

The move comes after reclassification of Singapore from the country’s “low risk” to “very high risk” category. (You can surely refer to the update on the number of daily cases on the right sidebar on desktop)

Therefore, effective from 11th November 2021 at 00:01am, we will need to follow new guidance from the European Union (EU).

You can find out about the article right here.

New Netherlands VTL Requirements from Singapore

For those taking non-stop services to Amsterdam from Changi, the first flights to be affected are:

  • SQ324 departing at 23:55 on Saturday, 13th November 2021
  • KL840 departing at 23:55 on Saturday, 13th November 2021

Additionally, all travellers from Singapore to the Netherlands will need the following.

  • PCR test conducted no more than 48 hours prior to departure; or
  • An ART test conducted no more than 24 hours prior to departure.

For both of these flights, you’ll therefore need a negative PCR test result from a swab taken on or after 23:55 on Thursday 11th November 2021, or if you opt for a cheaper ART test, from a swab taken on or after 23:55 on Friday 12th November 2021.

COVID-19 PCR Test Illustration
COVID-19 PCR Test Illustration Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash

Where to get Last Minute Pre-Departure VTL Test in Changi Airport?

Thankfully, you can proceed to Raffles Medical at Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Basement 2) is open 24 hours a day. They will without a doubt provides 30-minute turnaround ART testing at S$30.

Last Resort Netherlands VTL Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test
Last Resort Netherlands VTL Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test

Other Countries that Requires Pre-Departure Tests from Singapore

Here are the list of countries that explicitly enforce pre-departure testing from Singapore.

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

All in all, even they are categorised under VTL countries, you will still need some kind of pre-departure test before boarding your flight.

We have further more comprehensive article on Vaccinated Travel Lanes do visit them through the link below.

Cover Photo by Michal Soukup on Unsplash

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