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Travel Advisory

I. ENTRY/EXIT

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Updated on 13/05/2022

I. Entry conditions:

1. Restore the entry policy for foreigners and overseas Vietnamese as before the application of restrictive measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic, specifically:

a. Resuming the application of the process and procedures for granting all types of visas and visa exemption certificates according to the provisions of the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam in 2014 (amended and supplemented in 2019) and guiding documents.

b. Connecting visa exemption for foreigners under international treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party or visa exemption on the basis of reciprocity (the list is posted on the website of Consular Department at http://www.lanhsuvietnam.gov.vn).

c. Resuming unilateral visa exemption policy for citizens of 13 countries (Federal Republic of Germany, French Republic, Republic of Italy, Kingdom of Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland, Russian Federation, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Sweden, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Finland and Republic of Belarus) with a maximum period of stay up to 15 days, valid until March 14, 2025.

2. People on entry need to:

– Have a passport valid for at least 06 months at the time of entry and not be subject to a permit to enter Vietnam

– Comply with the medical instructions of the Ministry of Health on the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic.

II. COVID-19 prevention and control requirements

1. Testing requirements

Passengers are not required to take the Covid test before entering Vietnam as of May 15th, 2022

2. Medical declaration and medical quarantine at the border gate

– From 00:00 on April 27, 2022, the Ministry of Health will suspend the application of medical declaration for COVID-19 at all border gates of Vietnam for entry. Passengers entering at the border gates will be monitored in accordance with the provisions of Decree No. 89/2018/ND-CP dated June 25, 2018 of the government detailing the implementation of Law on prevention and control against infectious diseases on borders.

– At the border gate if passengers have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decrease or loss of taste; decrease or loss of smell); pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infection…) should immediately report to the health agency at the border gate for medical measures as prescribed.

3. Medical or travel insurance

– Passengers who are visa-exempt visitors or short-stay visa holders for tourism purposes must have a medical or a travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum liability of $10,000.

– Not applicable for Vietnamese nationality passengers

4. Monitor health and apply preventive measures against COVID-19

– Within 10 days from the date of entry: self-monitor your health, if passengers have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue), chills; decrease or loss of taste; decrease or loss of sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infection…) must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for treatment; take preventive measures: regularly wear a mask, disinfect hands with an antiseptic solution.

Updated on 13th of July 2022

1. Allowed Travelers

Only following passengers are allowed to enter Taiwan:

a. Passengers with R.O.C. (Taiwan) National

b. Foreign passengers

– Holder of Alien Resident Certificate – ARC (Resident visa not included):

+ Open to all purposes of entry

+ Migrant worker must also hold re-entry permit.

– Non-ARC holder:

+ Who obtains entry permission for emergency or humanitarian reason.

+ Spouse or underage child of Taiwan national.

+ Student who obtains permission by Ministry of Education.

+ Spouse or underage child of an ARC holder (ARC holder as migrant worker, student will not be applicable)

+ Business traveler

All others Foreign National are not allowed to enter Taiwan.

2. COVID-19 test

–Passengers are required to provide negative RT-PCT test result issued within 48 hours prior to departure time (based on “specimen collection date” counting 48 hours backwards from scheduled departure time).

– Certificate requirements:

+ Passenger name (identical to passport name)

+ Date of birth (or passport number)

+ Date of the specimen was taken for test. Test methods: PCR, real-time PCR, RT-PCR, RT-qPCR (Quantitative Reverse Transcription PCR), NAA (nucleic acid amplification), NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test), NAT (nucleic acid test), LAMP (Loop/ Mediated isothermal Amplification) COVID-19 RNA test, SARS-CoV-2 RNA or molecular diagnostics indicating a negative or undetectable test result.

+ Date of test report issued in English.

+ Electronic or physical copy are acceptable

+ Please refer to the list of medical centers certified by CDC Taiwan for Vietnamese workers here.

– Passengers who are unable to present a RT-PCR test report for some legitimate reason must obtain the Taiwan CDC consent. Details refer at: Entry quarantine application procedures for travelers who cannot present COVID-19 RT-PCR test reports prior to boarding

Effective from 00:00 on July 14 (incoming flight’s scheduled arrival time in Taiwan), R.O.C. nationals, Alien Resident Certificate holders, and transit passengers will be exempt from providing a result of a PCR test taken within two days of flight schedule time. However, those who test positive for COVID-19 abroad must wait over seven days from the specimen collection date to take a flight to Taiwan.

3. Quarantine measures

– From 9th May 2022, the number of days an arrival should quarantine will be shortened to seven days, and the day of arrival counts as Day 0; a seven-day self-health management will be required starting the 8th day

– All travelers are required to arrange their location of quarantine prior to arrival and follow other regulations and instructions by Taiwan Centers of Disease Control.

4. Health declaration

– All passengers should use mobile phone to log in the Quarantine System for Entry and to fill out the health declaration form at https://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/ prior to their departure and within 48 hours before arrival in Taiwan. Show confirmation message to quarantine staff. The confirmation message is required for entering Taiwan.

– Passengers who are not able to complete the “Quarantine System for Entry” form online must submit a “Quarantine Residence Affidavit” instead and must give it to Taiwan CDC upon arrival in Taiwan.

5. Transiting through Taiwan

Transit passengers will no longer need to complete Taiwan’s Quarantine System for Entry form. They also will be exempt from providing a result of a PCR test taken within two days of flight schedule time.

Passengers must ensure the connecting flights are on the same itinerary and not issued as separate tickets. The connection time between flights is within 12 hours; Stopover time for transfer may not exceed 12 hours and cross-day is not allowed.

Rules to enter Taiwan change frequently. You should keep up to date with the latest information on some Government official websites:

Update on 22/05/2022

1. Entry restrictions

– From 1 April 2022, visa exemptions have been suspended for nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Grenada, Hong Kong, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Macau, Micronesia, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Isl., Taiwan, Tonga, holding a normal passport. This does not apply to:

  • Airline crew.
  • Passengers with a valid APEC Business Travel Card. A physical copy of the card must be presented, stating the passenger’s passport number as listed on their passport, and ‘KOR’ listed on the reverse side of the card;
  • Passengers with a diplomatic, an official or a service passport.
  • Transit passengers who are not entering the Republic of Korea.

– Re-entry permit is not required for registered foreigners who depart Korea from 1 April 2022 if they return within 1 year (2 years for Permanent Residents) from the date of departure.

2. Pre-departure test requirements

– As required by the Korean Government, all passengers entering Korea must complete the health and itinerary declaration at https://cov19ent.kdca.go.kr within 2 days before the departure date to be exempt from medical isolation (applicable only to COVID-19 vaccinated entrants).

Note: Passengers who do not have a QR code to declare their health and journey or have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 will have to undergo a 7-day quarantine upon entry to Korea (full quarantine costs due to passengers’ self-pay). 

– All travelers entering the Republic of Korea are required to submit pre-departure negative COVID-19 PCR test results upon arrival.

– From May 23, 2022: For all travelers entering the Republic of Korea, a supervised negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result will be additionally accepted. The self-testing result is unacceptable.

2.1. Requirements

Test type (Method):

  • PCR tests based on DNA amplification (RT-PCR, LAMP, TMA, SDA, NEAR, etc.) are valid; antigen/antibody detection tests (RAT, ELISA, etc.) are NOT valid.
  • All forms of self-administered tests are NOT valid regardless of test type.

– Time of testing and issuance of PCR negative certification: The testing must have been performed, and the PCR negative certificate must have been issued, within 48 hours (two days) before the departure date.

(Example) If you are leaving at 10:00 on January 22, 2022, only a testing which was performed, and a PCR negative certificate which was issued, after 0:00 on January 20, 2022, are accepted.

– Required items: Name, date of birth, test method, test date, test result, date of issuance, and name of testing center should be included in the test result.

  • The name on the test result needs to match the name on the passport (middle name can be omitted as long as the other names are identical)
  • Passport number or national ID number is acceptable in lieu of date of birth

– The test result must be NEGATIVE.

– The test method must be written in Korean or English, a translated copy of the test result in Korean or English needs to be submitted together with a certificate of translation.

2.2. Exemptions

– Children under 6 as of the date of arrival (only if all the accompanying persons traveling with the child have submitted valid negative test results)

– Individuals with quarantine exemption certificates for humanitarian (attending funerals) or official business reasons.

– The exemption of test requirement for foreign nationals with quarantine exemption certificates for above purposes is effective from 18 November 2021 (The exemption is already applied for Korean nationals).

– Flight crew

– Individuals who departed from Korea for another country but were denied entry or otherwise did not go through with the entry procedure at another country before returning to Korea. This applies to both Korean nationals and foreign nationals, and the burden of proof is on the traveling individual.

– Korean sailors departing from Singapore, who hold “Seafarer’s Book of Republic of Korea”

– Korean nationals or spouses or lineal descendants/antecedents of a Korean national departing from Ukraine. (The spouse or lineal descendant/antecedent does not need to be accompanied by the Korean family member.)

– Koreans who are infected with COVID-19 (The tests based on the nucleic acid amplification method, e.g. RT-PCR, NAATs, etc) between 10 and 40days of the departure date and recoverd (Responsible for proving yourself*)(7th March 2022 ~)

The documentary evidence, such as Release form quanratine, confirmation of recovery, etc

  • Antigen tests are not acceptable except for those conducted by medical institutions conducted in Korea
  • If those who are exempt from the requirement of submitting a PCR negative certificate have fever above 37.5℃, They will not be allowed to board the aircraft

3. Before you flight

Passengers arriving from the 96 countries here are eligible for visa-free travel to the Republic of Korea, but are required to apply for a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) at least 24 hours before departure at this link

4. Test & quarantine requirements upon arrival

– Fully Vaccinated in Korea (Who have been vaccinated in Korea are not required to quarantine on arrival)

– Fully Vaccinated in oversea (Who was not register record of vaccination in Korea): Possible to exemption quarantine provided they submit in advance their health and travel declaration through the “Quarantine Information Advance Input System (Q-code)” at https://cov19ent.kdca.go.kr. Submission of Q-Code is available from 2 days before travel date till arrival and the QR code generated to their email must be presented to Quarantine Officers on arrival to be exempted from quarantine. Passengers without QR code would need to serve a 7-day quarantine (at their own expense) as directed by local quarantine.

For details, please refer to:

– These passengers must take a PCR test at any of the designated clinics here. Alternatively, they may book in advance here for an on-arrival PCR test at Incheon International Airport Covid-19 Testing Centre. The test must be taken on the day of arrival or latest within 24 hours should the designated clinics be closed on the day of arrival. Passengers must isolate at their accommodation until the test result is out.

* Definition of a fully vaccinated passenger:

a. Passengers who have passed 14 days, but not 180 days, after taking a 2nddose (one dose for Janssen) of emergency-approved vaccine by WHO (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Novavax, Sinopharm (Beijing), Sinovac, Covishield, Covax, Covovax).

b. Passengers whose 2nddose was more than 180 days before their date of arrival into the Republic of Korea must have completed a 3rd dose (2nd dose for Janssen) to be considered fully vaccinated.

5. Additional information

– Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before 5 April 2020 are no longer valid.

– Passengers with a visa on an expired passport must present a printed “Visa Grant Notice” and the expired passport to the immigration upon arrival.

– From 1 April 2022, international arrival passengers can use public transportation regardless of their vaccination status.

– For information on the arrival procedure at Incheon International Airport, please click here.

Updated on 22/06/2022

1. Entry Restrictions:

Japan is open to many travelers, fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated. 

Here is who foreign nationals can travel to Japan: 

– Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a short-term stay (less than three months) for purposes including business and employment

– Foreign nationals from the countries/regions classified as “Blueentering Japan for a short-term stay for tourism, only when a travel agency among others organizing the trip serves as the receiving organization of the entrants. These passengers are allowed to enter if the receiving organizations located in Japan complete prescribed applications in the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS).

– Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a long-term stay (continued from March 1)

Important: Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in the following list of countries are not allowed to enter. However, there are some exceptions that may apply.

Sources of information:

IATA’s Website

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

2. Current Japanese Border Measures

Country or region of your stay before arrival Valid vaccination certificate Quarantine
Pre-departure test On-arrival test Quarantine period and other measures after entry into Japan
 BLUE Yes Yes Not Required Home quarantine and other measures are not required
No Yes Not Required
YELLOW Yes Yes Not Required
No Yes Required 3-day home quarantine + negative result of a voluntary test
or
7-day home quarantine without test
RED Yes Yes Required
No Yes Required 3-day quarantine at a specific facility designated by the chief of the quarantine station (+negative test result (PCR test) at the facility)

Refer: Grouping of the country or region of your stay before arriving in Japan: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/border_category.html

3. Procedures and documents required to enter Japan

3.1. Fast track – Recommendation

– Complete quarantine procedures via app “Fast Track”system before entering Japan can shorten the time required for entry procedures at the airport

3.2. For those who don’t complete the advance procedures via “FAST TRACK”

– Those who are required isolation need to have a smartphone or other device that can use the necessary apps for health follow-up.

– If you don’t have smartphone or cannot install the apps, you will be required to rent one when entering Japan, at your own expense.

4. Documents required to enter Japan

4.1. COVID-19 Negative Test Result Certificate before departureREQUIRED FOR ALL

– A certificate of negative test result of pre-entry COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the country/region where travelers stay when entering Japan must be submitted.

– Test Certificate Format:

1) If using the format prescribed (be written in various languages, such as: Japanese, English, Arabic, Indonesian, Vietnamese…) by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, all required fields must be completed.

2) When using optional forms, all the items must be written in English or Japanese. Required fields are: (1) Name, (2) Date of birth, (3) Testing method for COVID-19, (4) Sample, (5) Specimen collection date and time, (6) Result, (7) Name of medical institution, (8) Date of issue

– Test and Sample Collection Method:

1) Test method is valid only for one of the following:

  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test: PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), LAMP (Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification), TMA (Transcription Mediated Amplification), TRC (Transcription Reverse-transcription Concerted reaction), Smart Amp (Smart Amplification process), NEAR (Nicking Enzyme Amplification Reaction), Next Generation Sequence
  • Quantitative Antigen Test (CLEIA/ECLIA): Not a qualitative antigen test

2) Sample collection method is valid only for one of the following: Nasopharyngeal Swab/Nasal Swab (Nasal Swab is valid when the test method is Nucleic Acid Amplification test)/Saliva/Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal Swabs

Refer: COVID-19 Inspection Certificate | Current Border Measures | Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare | Government of Japan (mhlw.go.jp)

4.2. Questionnaire REQUIRED FOR ALL

– Everyone must submit the Questionnaire via “Fast Track”or web. If you don’t use “Fast Track”, you must complete the Questionnaire on web in advance. Issue a QR code after completing the Questionnaire, and present it to the quarantine station.

4.3. Vaccination certificate <For those who are required isolation> (Optional)

– The certificate must be issued by a government or public institution. A vaccination certificate issued in Japan must be one of the following:

1) Vaccination Certificate of COVID-19 issued by the Japanese government or a local government

2) Certificate of vaccination for COVID-19 issued by a local government

3) Record of vaccination for COVID-19 issued by a medical institution

4) Another certificate deemed equivalent to documents listed above

– The items must be indicated in Japanese or English: Name, date of birth or passport number or other information that can be used to verify that the vaccination certificate is yours, vaccine name/manufacturer, date of vaccination, number of doses administered. If the vaccination certificate is in a language other than Japanese or English, it may be considered valid if it is accompanied by a Japanese or English translation and the content can be confirmed.

– First and Second Dose: The certificate must clearly indicate that you have received two doses from among the following vaccines (vaccine name/manufacturer): Comirnaty/Pfizer, Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca, Spikevax/Moderna, JACOVDEN/Janssen (one dose is considered equivalent to two doses), COVAXIN/Bharat Biotech, Nuvaxovid/Novavax.

Vaccines not listed above don’t count as the first or second dose.

– Third Dose: The certificate must clearly indicate that you have received at a third dose, with it being one of the following vaccines (vaccine name/manufacturer): Comirnaty/Pfizer, Spikevax/Moderna, Nuvaxovid/Novavax, Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca (effective from June 26th, 2022), JACOVDEN/Janssen (effective from June 26th, 2022)

Refer: Vaccine Certificate | Border Measures | Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare | Government of Japan (mhlw.go.jp)

4.4. Written Pledge <For those who are required isolation> (Optional)

– Those who are required to isolation must submit the Written Pledge. Make sure to understand the requirements during quarantine and submit it to the quarantine station.

Updated 18/03/2022

1. Entry restrictions

– There are no entry restrictions for the United Kingdom. Apply for passengers who are vaccinated or not.

– All travelers entering the United Kingdom must fulfil the prevailing visa requirements. For more information, visit here.

2. Travel restriction

Passengers travel to England from abroad:

– do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before travel or after arrival

– do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form

– do not need to quarantine when arriving

It includes people who are transiting through England.

For more information: Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Updated on 27/07/2022

Provisionally Germany does NOT recognize the new Vietnamese passport

From 1st July 2022, the Vietnamese authorities issue a new passport model

One of the major changes in the new passport is the omission of the province of birth. Instead, the place of birth can be identified by using the Personal Identification Number. In case of minors the number might be missing and no clear identification is possible!

In practice, this leads to a number of serious issues . Therefore, Germany is not recognizing the new Vietnamese passport at the moment.

What does it mean?

  • Issuance of German C-/D- visas is currently not possible.
  • Schengen partners must exclude Germany from the area of validity for newly issued C-visas.
  • With a granted visa of another Schengen partner transit at a German airport (e.g. Frankfurt airport) is NOT possible! This also effects e.g. Seafarers!

Holders of an old passport (green model) or passengers in possession of a Schengen residence permit are NOT AFFECTED.

Persons in possession of a new Vietnamese passport are NOT allowed to transfer or enter for a short-term visit to Germany.

According to the authority in Germany, this announcement is in effect until further notice.

Source: Các câu hỏi thường gặp – Bộ Ngoại giao CHLB Đức (diplo.de)

Updated on 06/07/2022

From 6th of July 2022, all passengers, fully vaccinated and not fully vaccinated, are allowed to enter Australia.

There are no testing, quarantine, or forms requirements for passengers traveling to Australia. It means:

  • Proof of vaccination: Not required
  • The Digital Passenger Declaration: Not required
  • Covid-19 testing: Not required
  • Quarantine: Not required

For more information, please refer to:

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/covid19/entering-and-leaving-australia

From 01 July 2022:

1. Allowed Travelers

– Thailand is open to both fully vaccinated, not vaccinated and not fully vaccinated passengers

2. Forms and Applications

– Thailand Pass is no longer required.

3. Pre-departure required documents

Passengers entering Thailand must present one of the following documents:

– Certificate of vaccination or an RT-PCR / Professional ATK COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before departure, except for children under 6 years old.

4. Health Insurance

– Not required.

5. Quarantine Requirements

– Not required.

Updated on 27/04/2022

1. Entry restrictions

– All travellers entering Singapore must comply with Singapore’s public health and immigration requirements as specified by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.

– From 1 April 2022, fully vaccinated travellers will enjoy quarantine- free entry into Singapore via the Vaccinated Travel Framework.  More information may be found

– A pre-departure test for entry into Singapore via air travel is still required after 31 March 2022.

a. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

– Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible to enter Singapore. Permanent residents must present a valid re-entry permit during check-in to enter Singapore.

– Please click here for more information, including how to enjoy quarantine-free entry into Singapore.

b. Long-Term Pass (LTP) holders

– Fully vaccinated LTP holders, except some work permit holders, no longer require an Entry Approval to enter Singapore. LTP holders must present a valid Long-Term pass or an-in-principle approval letter, and a proof of vaccination status/exemption during check-in.  Please refer here for more information on the vaccination requirement, including exemptions.

– Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated LTP holders and all work permit holders must obtain permission for entry from the relevant agencies before they travel to Singapore.

– From 1 April 2022, LTP Holders aged 18 and above who are medically ineligible for vaccines will need to apply for an exemption request before entering Singapore. For more information, please click here.

– All work pass holdersStudent’s Pass holders, their dependents, and holders of IPA letters must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter Singapore.

– For more information on Safe Travel Lanes for LTP holders, please click here.

c. Short-Term visitors

– Short-term visitors may enter Singapore via the following Safe Travel Lanes. Travellers must fully adhere to the relevant Safe Travel Lane requirements to board flights into Singapore. Further information on safe travel lanes and their requirements may be found at the links below:

– Travellers are advised to use the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s self-help tool to find out which SafeTravel Lane(s) applies to them. Please note that the passes obtainable from the links above do not replace any visas required for entry. Travellers entering Singapore should always check their entry visa requirements, and may do so here.

– Short-term visits due to compassionate reasons may be granted by the Singapore Government. Please click here for more details.

– From 1 April 2022, unvaccinated short-term visitors entering for compassionate reasons must apply for approval at least 4 days before the desired date of entry using this

2. Pre-departure test requirements

a. Exemptions

– Infants aged two and below (as of calendar year) are exempted from all Covid-19 tests.

– Travellers who recently recovered from Covid-19 (i.e. within seven/14 to 90 days of their last infection before departure to Singapore) may present appropriate documentary proof of their recovery instead of a negative pre-departure test result. Check your eligibility here.

– Travellers are not required to take a pre-departure test to transit through Singapore. However, travellers should ensure they meet any applicable testing requirements for their final destination country.

b. All other travellers  entering Singapore must take a professionally administered+ Covid-19 test (e.g. PCR, ART, LAMP or NAAT test) within two days before departure for Singapore.

c. The test result must:

– be in English; and

– state the following:

  • Name of the testing institution conducting the Covid-19 test;
  • Type of test;
  • A negative test result;
  • Test date;
  • The name of the traveller as indicated in his/her passport; and
  • At least one other detail of the traveller such as:
  • date of birth
  • nationality/citizenship
  • passport number
  • national identity number

d. More details can be found at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/general/faqs—border-measures-and-changes-to-stay-home-notice-requirements

3. Before you flight

3.1. Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL): (Applicable until 31 March 2022, 2359hrs (GMT+8):

a. Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flight documentation requirements

– Travellers must fulfil the following basic eligibility criteria of the VTL (Air) to enjoy quarantine-free travel, otherwise they may be turned away by airlines/immigration, or be subject to the prevailing health requirements and quarantine.

– Travellers not eligible for the VTL (Air) should explore other Safe Travel Lanes at the Travelling to Singapore

– Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents who do not fulfil the VTL eligibility criteria below will be subject to prevailing health measures.

– All other travellers may be denied entry into Singapore.

– Vietnam is one of VTL (Air) Countries/Regions and Allowed Travel History.

– Bamboo Airways is one of airlines approved to operate designated VTL (Air) flights.

– More details, please refer: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vtl/requirements-and-process

b. Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flight documentation requirements:

Travellers are advised to register for Safe Travel Concierge to view a checklist of pre-departure travel requirements specific to their travel itinerary, as requirements vary based on travel history and safe travel lanes used. If you are travelling on a VTL make sure you tick the “I’m travelling on a VTL” box.

All passengers on a VTL-designated flight, must hold:

– a vaccination certificate in English, documenting they are fully vaccinated with a vaccine on the World Health Organisation Emergency Use List. The vaccination certificate must be digitally verifiable (i.e contains a QR code for verification). For VTL travellers seeking entry into Singapore, the proof of vaccination must be recognised by the Singapore Government.

– have a 7-day travel history prior to departure comprising only of Singapore, any VTL country, and/or any country in the European Economic Area, and/or Category I countries/regions;

– fill out a Singapore Arrival Card.

– take a supervised self-swab ART at one of the test centres located across Singapore within 24 hours upon arrival. From 15 March 2022 onwards, VTL travellers will only need to undergo an unsupervised self-administered ART using self-procured authorised ART kits within 24 hours of arrival in Singapore. Travellers are required to report their test results here before proceeding with their activities in Singapore;

– install the TraceTogether app on their mobile phone.

– short-term visitors and work permit holderswill need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass between three and 60 days prior to their departure*.

– check if entry visa is required;

– short-term visitors will also be required to hold Covid-19 travel insurance. Our travel insurance, in partnership with Allianz Partners and AIG, is available for purchase when travellers depart from selected countries. Do note that travel insurance offered in some markets are not underwritten by Allianz Partners. Please refer to our travel insurance page for the list of countries and more information.

Note: Unvaccinated children aged 12 and below (by calendar year) may enter Singapore on the VTL. They do not need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass. However, they must comply with all other VTL conditions and be accompanied by a fully vaccinated VTL traveller.

c. Post-arrival tests for VTL or travelers

– All travellers entering Singapore via designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights are no longer required to take an on-arrival PCR test. Instead, they will need to undergo an unsupervised self-administered ART using self-procured authorised ART kits within 24 hours of arrival. Travellers are required to report their test results at https://www.sync.gov.sg/ before proceeding with their activities in Singapore.

– All Covid-19 tests do not apply to infants aged 2 years and below (i.e. born in or after 2020).

3.2. Travel requirements effective from 1 April 2022

a. All fully vaccinated travellers entering Singapore must hold:

– a vaccination certificate in English, documenting they are fully vaccinated* with a vaccine on the World Health Organisation Emergency Use List. The vaccination certificate, regardless of place of issuance and whether digitally verifiable or not, will be accepted as proof of vaccination.

– Children aged 12 years and below are exempted from the vaccination requirement. For more information on the vaccination requirements, please see here.

b. Unvaccinated travellers can enter Singapore, but they will be subject to prevailing quarantine and testing requirements. For more information, please see here.

c. All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, entering Singapore must also:

– fill out a Singapore Arrival Card. The application is free of charge;

– check if entry visa is required;

– install the TraceTogether app on their mobile phone.

– Short-term visitors who are not fully vaccinated and are required to have travel insurance for their COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore should ensure that their insurance has a minimum coverage of S$30,000 (based on COVID-19 bill sizes at private hospitals). [Note: From 1 April 2022, short-term visitors who are fully vaccinated are not required to have travel insurance for their COVID-19 related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore for entry into Singapore.]. Visitors from selected countries may consider purchasing travel insurance by Alianz Partners and AIG which meets the Singapore Government’s entry requirement and provides travellers with comprehensive travel insurance coverage. Please refer to our travel insurance page for the list of countries and more information.

4. Test & Quarantine requirements upon arrival

4.1. Exemptions

– Infants aged two and below (as of calendar year) are exempted from all Covid-19 tests.

– Travellers entering Singapore who are fully vaccinated and recently recovered from Covid-19 (i.e. within seven to 90 days of their last infection before departure to Singapore) may be exempted from all testing and SHN requirements listed below if they are able to provide appropriate documentary proof. Learn more here.

4.2. All other travellers are required to comply with the prevailing public health regulations and requirements in Singapore.

These may include the following:

a. Post-arrival tests (for VTL or travellers from Cat I countries) (Applicable until 31 March, 2359hrs (GMT+8))

– All travellers entering Singapore via designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights and/or Category 1 countries/regions are no longer required to take an on-arrival PCR test. Instead, they will need to undergo an unsupervised self-administered ART using self-procured authorised ART kits within 24 hours of arrival. Travellers are required to report their test results here before proceeding with their activities in Singapore.

– All Covid-19 tests do not apply to infants aged 2 years and below (i.e. born in or after 2020).

b. Stay-Home Notice (SHN) and post-arrival tests (for all other travelers)

– Travellers who are not entering Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lane and Reciprocal Green Lane arrangements may be subject to a 7-day SHN depending on their travel history in the last seven days before arrival. Travellers may also be required to take a PCR test before the end of their SHN. Find out more here.

– From 1 April 2022, fully vaccinated travellers can enter Singapore quarantine-free without any on-arrival testing.  Unvaccinated travellers will be subject to a 7-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) and take a PCR test at the end of their notice. Find out more here

– Unvaccinated children aged 12 and below (by calendar year) entering Singapore are exempted from all prevailing SHN and testing requirements.

– All travellers are responsible for the cost of staying at dedicated SHN facilitiesand the PCR test, if applicable.

II. TRANSIT

SINGAPORE

Passengers may transfer via Singapore (SIN) under the routes as follows:

Origin Countries/Region Intermediate Points before SIN Operating carriers for Inbound Flight to SIN Destination Operating carrier for Outbound flights from SIN
Southeast Asia:

Vietnam

HAN/SGN QH Singapore QH
Northeast Asia: 

Korea, Japan, Taiwan

Passengers entering and transiting through Singapore must comply with Singapore’s public health and immigration requirements as specified by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority on its website at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg.

For Changi Airport transit information, please refer to:

https://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-guide/Covid-19/transiting-through-airport.html

Notes:

– Government travel restrictions are subject to constant change and sometimes introduced without adequate notice.

– This information is only for reference and does not guarantee passenger entry or exit.

For the latest information, please check with the Embassy in your country.