Singapore Relax VTL Rules Arrival ART Self-test

Simple VTL Rules Update, Less Testing for The Vaccinated to Singapore

VTL passengers arriving in Singapore from 24th January 2022 onwards will require an on-arrival PCR test at Changi Airport on the new VTL rules. The rest of the tests are ART self-swab only if you are heading out.

Our opinion, this could be a little subjective, and there will need to have some trust to the travellers. (e.g. you were to head down and get some meals to the Coffee Shop? Will you need a ART test?)

This is such a great news for inbound travellers to Singapore. If you plan your schedule correctly, you would not need to poke your nose everyday.

Less SHN facilities with VTL Rules?

SHN facilities seem to taken a step back and no one use much of the SHN Dedicated Facilities lately.

We surely have a comprehensive guide on the SHN quarantine list here updated in 2022.

List of Approved Self-swab ART Test in Singapore

The self-swab tests have to be approved kits authorised for use in Singapore. Find out the table below or you can follow the URL here:

Name of self-testName of distributorAuthorisation date
Abbott PanBioTM COVID-19 Antigen Self-TestUnison Collaborative Pte Ltd31 May 2021
Quidel QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 TestQuantum Technologies Global Pte Ltd2 June 2021
SD Biosensor SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Self-Test NasalRoche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd9 June 2021
SD Biosensor Standard Q COVID-19 Ag Home TestSPD Scientific Pte Ltd9 June 2021
BD Veritor At-Home COVID-19 TestBecton Dickinson Holdings Pte Ltd15 June 2021
BD Kit for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2Becton Dickinson Holdings Pte Ltd12 August 2021
Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test KitLabgistics Asia Pte Ltd30 September 2021
Abbott Panbio™ COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test Device (Nasal)Unison Collaborative08 October 2021
SD Biosensor STANDARD Q COVID-19 Ag TestSPD Scientific Pte Ltd22 October 2021
Acon Biotech Flowflex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (Self-Testing)Alcotech Pte Ltd08 November 2021
Cue® COVID-19 TestOmnicell Pte Ltd23 November 2021
Hangzhou ALLTEST SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (Nasal swab)Alcotech Pte Ltd11 January 2022
List of self-test ART for VTL new rules (updated: 12 January 2021)

You will have to source these yourself as they will not provide upon arrival.


All in all, a good news towards right direction. We haven’t seen much of VTL news lately, and the froze on VTL ticket sales just lifted. Omicron definitely set aback many people’s plans. However, we are off to a good start.

Read more on our Ultimate VTL guides here.

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