Singapore South Korea Launch Vaccinated Travel Lane From Nov 15
SINGAPORE: Singapore and South Korea have agreed to establish a travel corridor to
allow quarantine-free travel between the two countries for people who have been fully
vaccinated against Covid-19, starting November 15.
Singapore’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) said in a statement Friday (October 8) that
Singapore will jointly launch Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTLs) with South Korea that will
allow fully vaccinated travelers to travel between Changi Airport and Incheon
International Airport, and be subjected to Covid-19 PCR tests, in lieu of serving
quarantine or stay-home notice.
Singapore, South Korea to open vaccinated travel lane from November 15; Yeouido
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There will be no restrictions on the purpose of travel or requirements for a controlled
itinerary or sponsorship, it added.
The jointly launched VTLs will be the first of its kind between two major aviation hubs in
Asia and build on longstanding relations to safely revive cross-border air travel and
people-to-people flows said the ministry.
The agreement was marked by a video conference on October 8 between Singapore’s
transport minister S Iswaran and South Korea’s minister of land, infrastructure and
transport Noh Hyeong Ouk.
To support the VTLs, the two countries have also reached an agreement on the mutual
recognition of Covid-19 vaccination certificates, which will take effect from November
- This will allow fully vaccinated travellers with proof of vaccination issued in either
Singapore or South Korea to enjoy vaccination-differentiated safe management
measures in both countries.
“Singapore and the Republic of Korea enjoy excellent bilateral relations, with strong
people-to-people ties. I am pleased that both countries have agreed to jointly launch
Vaccinated Travel Lanes that will reopen general travel between our two countries,
which has been disrupted for the past 20 months,” Iswaran said.
“Both Singapore and the Republic of Korea have made excellent progress in
vaccinating our populations and the VTLs reflect the trust both countries have in each
other’s ability to manage the Covid-19 situation. This is another milestone as we reopen
Singapore’s borders, and resume air travel in a careful and calibrated manner.”