VACCINATED TRAVEL LANE - GERMANY

Under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangement, fully vaccinated travellers (including Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) can now travel to Singapore without serving quarantine. 

Fully vaccinated travellers* from Singapore can travel to Germany without any restrictions on the purpose of the trip and need not serve quarantine, nor adhere to stay-home-notice requirements or a controlled itinerary.

*Travellers must fulfil the following eligibility requirements:

·       All travellers must be fully vaccinated in their VTL country/territory of departure or Singapore.

·       Must have remained in Singapore the last 21 days prior to departure. The 21 days period must exclude any time spent in quarantine or Stay-Home Notice (SHN) arising from their last return to Singapore.

Please click here to refer to Singapore Government's announcement on the details. 

SCHEDULED FLIGHTS

Travel from Singapore to Germany does not require a VTL flight. Travellers who wish to return to Singapore via the VTL must ensure that they are booked on a designated VTL flight for their return journey from Germany to Singapore.

For more information on the VTL flight schedule and latest airfare deals, click on the links below. 

GUIDE TO YOUR FLIGHT

Pre-departure
  • Apply for Visa (if required)
  • Book a designated VTL flight for your return journey from Germany to Singapore

 

Click here for more information and the latest update.

Departing Singapore Changi Airport

On the day of the scheduled flight, travellers will need to prepare the following to check-in with the airline:

  • Valid travel documents
  • Valid Visa (if required)
  • Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before departure (electronic or printed copy)

 

Travellers who do not meet any of the above requirements may be refused boarding by the airline.

Arriving at Frankfurt / Munich Airport

Travellers should always wear a mask at the airport.

Upon arrival in Germany, clear arrival immigration with valid travel documents and proof of vaccination status.

During your stay in Germany

Observe local regulations and comply with social distancing measures. Travel Germany provides information on regional regulations, visit for more details.

Travellers can also use the voluntary Corona Warn app to be notified of potential exposure.

Preparing to return to Singapore
  • Take a COVID-19 PCR test at approved centres within 48 hours before the designated flight to Singapore and to produce a negative test result
  • Book and pre-pay your On-Arrival COVID-19 PCR test to be done at Changi Airport
  • Submit your SG Arrival Card within three days before your arrival in Singapore
Departing Frankfurt / Munich Airport

On the day of the designated flight, travellers are advised to arrive early at the airport as there may be a longer check-in or waiting time due to corona regulations. You will need to prepare the following to check-in with the airline:

  • Valid travel documents
  • Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination
  • Proof of negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours before departure

For more information and latest update of airport procedures, please visit:

Arriving in Changi Airport 

Take the COVID-19 PCR test at the airport and immediately take private transportation, taxi, or private hire car from the airport to their declared place of accommodation. Travellers must remain isolated at the accommodation until the test result is confirmed to be negative. Travellers will receive test result in 12 hours. After being notified of their negative test results, travellers will be allowed to go about their activities in Singapore.

Travellers are required to undergo post-arrival COVID-19 PCR tests at a designated clinic on Day 3 and Day 7 of their arrival in Singapore. Instructions for the dates of tests and the designated chain of clinics will be emailed to travellers upon their arrival in Singapore.

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FAQs

Outbound Travel To Germany

Eligibility

Travellers under the VTL arrangement must be fully vaccinated in the VTL country/region of departure or Singapore, and must have remained in Singapore the last 21 days prior to departure. The 21 days period must exclude any time spent in quarantine or Stay-Home Notice (SHN) arising from their last return to Singapore.

Please visit Immigration & Checkpoints Authority’s Safe Travel page for full details.

 

No, unvaccinated children are not allowed to travel under the VTL. However, unvaccinated Singapore Citizens; Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Pass holders who have received entry approval via the Work Pass Holder General Lane, Student’s Pass Holder Lane, or SC/PR Familial Ties Lane may still travel on a non-designated flight. They will be subject to the prevailing Stay-Home Notice (SHN) and COVID-19 test requirements upon entry into Singapore.

 

Pre-flight preparations

Under the VTL arrangement, travellers are only required to show proof of full vaccination status.

While not compulsory, travellers are still encouraged to secure a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers COVID-19-related costs.

The eRegistration is a voluntary and free service provided by the MFA to all Singapore citizens who travel or reside overseas. The system allows you to record information about your travel itinerary abroad and allows to contact you in order to make sure that you are safe and, if need be, assist you should an emergency (eg natural disasters, civil unrest, etc) occur when you are abroad.

Arrival in Germany

Upon arrival, you can clear immigration as per normal, and carry on with your intended itinerary.

To be eligible to return to Singapore from Germany on a VTL flight, travellers must have only been to their country/region of departure and/or Singapore in the last 21 consecutive days before departing for Singapore.

Preparing for your return to Singapore

There are testing facilities within the German airports that offers PCR tests with results in 35 minutes. Pre-bookings are required. Visit the airport website for more information and options.

For more information on MOH's approved test centres, visit here.

All Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Pass holders arriving on designated VTL flights will be required to take an on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test at Changi Airport. Passengers are required to remain in isolation until test results are released. 

Safety precautions in Germany

The “Corona Warn” app by the German government is a voluntary Covid-19 contact tracing app. The app notifies users when they have been in contact with other users that have tested positive.

Generally, masks are required in indoor venues. Some indoor attractions may require visitors to show proof of full vaccination status, or a negative COVID-19 test result. Different regulations apply in each federal state. For the most updated information, please visit the Germany Federal Government website.

Enjoying Germany

Some hotels may require guests to show proof of full vaccination status, or a negative COVID-19 test result. Please contact your hotel to confirm what is required.

Most businesses are open to visitors; however, federal state regulations apply. Hence, do check before visiting.

Yes, public transport within the city is operating as per normal. Travellers can get around the city by bus, trains as well as taxis. 

Fully vaccinated travellers* from Germany can travel to Singapore without any restrictions on the purpose of the trip and need not serve quarantine, nor adhere to stay-home-notice requirements or a controlled itinerary.

*Travellers must fulfil the following eligibility requirements:

·       All travellers must be fully vaccinated in their VTL country/territory of departure or Singapore.

·       Must have remained in Singapore the last 21 days prior to departure. The 21 days period must exclude any time spent in quarantine or Stay-Home Notice (SHN) arising from their last return to Singapore.

Please click here to refer to Singapore Government's announcement on the details. 

SCHEDULED FLIGHTS

For more information on the VTL flight schedule and latest airfare deals, click on the links below. 

GUIDE TO YOUR VTL FLIGHT

Pre-departure  preparation
  • Apply for Vaccinated Travel Pass 7-30 days before scheduled departure*
  •  Apply for Visa (if required)
  • Book your tickets on a designated VTL flight
  • Be fully vaccinated (i.e. after at least 14 days upon completion of two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine) before departure for Singapore
  • Take a Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR test at one of the recognised institutions in Germany within 48 hours before the scheduled flight to Singapore
  • Purchase mandatory Covid-19 travel insurance
  • Register and pre-pay your on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test on Changi Safe Travel Concierge
  • Download the TraceTogether mobile app and register
  • Submit your SG Arrival Card within three days before your arrival in Singapore

*Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or Long-Term Pass Holders are not required to meet these conditions.

Click here for more information and the latest update.

Departing Germany Airport

On the day of the scheduled flight, travellers will need to prepare the following to check-in with the airline:

  • Valid travel documents
  • Valid Visa (if required)
  • Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination in English or German on the TraceTogether app; Healthhub app or electronic or physical vaccination certificate(s) in English with the travellers full details
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours before departure (electronic or printed copy)

Travellers who do not meet any of the above requirements may be refused boarding by the airline.

Arriving at Singapore Changi Airport

Upon disembarkation, you will be able to clear arrival immigration with the following documents: 

  • Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination in English or German on the TraceTogether app; Healthhub app or electronic or physical vaccination certificate(s) in English with the travellers full details
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours before departure (electronic or printed copy)
  • Valid visa (if required)
  • Air Travel Pass (if required)
  • Mobile phone with TraceTogether mobile app downloaded and activated
  • Entry approval (applicable to Singapore Long-Term Pass holders only)

Travellers who need to purchase Singapore dollars or SIM cards, or rent mobile phones, must do so in the airport transit area before clearing arrival immigration. Alternatively, travellers can sign up for a mobile plan on Changi Mobile or purchase other mobile plans on Changi Recommends.

Proceed to take the COVID-19 PCR test at the airport and immediately take private transportation, taxi, or private hire car from the airport to their declared place of accommodation. Travellers must remain isolated at the accommodation until the test result is confirmed to be negative. After being notified of their negative test results, travellers will be allowed to go about their activities in Singapore.

Travellers are required to undergo post-arrival COVID-19 PCR tests at a designated clinic on Day 3 and Day 7 of their arrival in Singapore. Instructions for the dates of tests and the designated chain of clinics will be emailed to travellers upon their arrival in Singapore.

During your stay in Singapore

Observe local regulations and comply with social distancing measures. Travel Germany provides information on regional regulations, visit here for more details.

Travellers must use the TraceTogether app when visiting places in Singapore.

Returning to Germany from Changi Airport 

On the day of the scheduled flight, travellers will need to prepare the following to check-in with the airline:

  • Valid travel documents
  • Valid Visa (if required)
  • Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before departure (electronic or printed copy)

Travellers who do not meet any of the above requirements may be refused boarding by the airline.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AT CHANGI AIRPORT

Changi Airport is an important gateway connecting Singapore to the world. As we prepare for the recovery of air travel, safeguarding the health of airport workers, passengers and visitors remains our utmost priority.

To ensure this, Changi Airport has stepped up measures and is exploring innovations to create a safer travel environment while still delivering an efficient and pleasant passenger experience.

Passengers are reminded to wear mask at all times while at airport and observe social distancing.

Changi Airport is an accredited airport under the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation programme and recognised as the world’s ‘safest’ airport by Safe Travel Barometer.

To learn more about our enhanced precautionary measures against COVID-19 at Changi Airport, please refer here.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN SINGAPORE

Mandatory requirements:

  • Wear a mask at all times, unless doing strenuous exercises or when eating or drinking
  •  Travellers need to download and use the TraceTogether App to enter any malls and attractions
  • All are subjected to temperature screening upon entry of any venues

 

Safe distancing measures:

  • Avoid crowded spaces. Check spaceout.gov.sg
  • Keep at least 1 metre apart from one another
  • Use contactless payment where possible

 

Shopping & dining:

  • Sanitise hands before and after touching common surfaces
  • Dining is up to 5 people in a group and no mixing between groups
  • Sit only on unmarked seats
  • Throw used tissues and masks into bins

 

Travelling around Singapore:

  • Avoid talking in public transport, to prevent spread of droplets

 

FAQs

Inbound Travel To Singapore

Application Process

Please refer to this link for all information for your travel to Singapore.
 

Pre-flight preparations

Yes, all visitors must purchase travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs, prior to travel to Singapore. For more information, please visit the ICA Travel Safe site.

Travellers are required to register and make payment for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test prior to departing for Singapore through the Changi Safe Travel Concierge.

Visitors may refer to the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) website for a list of hotels currently accepting visitors travelling to Singapore under the Air Travel Pass. The list is non-exhaustive and visitors may book other available accommodation as long as it is non-residential and an individual room with an attached toilet.

Arrival in Singapore

After clearing arrival immigration, visitors will be directed to the PCR testing facility within Changi Airport. And after the completion of the PCR test, all visitors must take immediately take private transportation, taxi, or private hire car to travel from the airport to their declared accommodation until they are notified that their test result is negative.

No, visitors are not permitted to enter Jewel Changi Airport or any retail or food & beverage establishments, or procure any goods and services at the airport. They must serve their isolation at the declared accommodation once their COVID-19 PCR test is done. The only exceptions are for:

  • purchase of Singapore dollars or SIM cards, or mobile phone rental, which should be done in the airport transit area, before arrival immigration; and
  • accommodation bookings at YotelAir Singapore Changi Airport, for which the visitors are required to proceed immediately and directly to YotelAir after their COVID-19 PCR test.

 

Visitors will be notified of their test results within 12 hours. Once they have been notified that they have tested negative for COVID-19, they can leave their declared accommodation and go about their activities in Singapore.

Safety Precautions in Singapore

Yes, all visitors to Singapore must download the TraceTogether APP prior to departing for Singapore. Visitors must keep mobile devices and the Bluetooth function switched on at all times while in Singapore.

The TraceTogether APP supports nationwide efforts to combat COVID-19 by enabling community-driven contact tracing. It facilitates the contact tracing process by exchanging Bluetooth signals with nearby mobile devices running the same APP. The proximity data collected allows the identification of people who were in close contact with an infected person more efficiently. The proximity data collected is stored locally in the user’s mobile device, and is only shared with the Singapore Ministry of Health if the user tests positive for COVID-19. The TraceTogether APP does not collect or track location data.

Children aged 12 or younger in that calendar year and travelling with parent/guardian are exempted from this requirement. Visitors with a certified disability or special need are also exempted. 
 

After downloading the TraceTogether APP, you need to activate it by following the instructions that appear when you launch the app. You should register your profile on the APP with the same passport number you have submitted for your Air Travel Pass application. For more information, please refer to the TraceTogether website.

If you require assistance on how to download and activate the TraceTogether APP, please email support@tracetogether.gov.sg.  
 

Visitors must retain the TraceTogether APP with the data on their mobile devices for 14 consecutive days after departing from Singapore. This is to facilitate contact tracing if visitors are tested positive for COVID-19.
 

A maximum of 5 persons may be seated together at one table at F&B establishments, with at least one-metre spacing between groups. Gatherings or groups involving more than 5 persons in total are not allowed, even if they are split across multiple tables. There should be no mixing or intermingling between groups. Patrons are only allowed to sit on unmarked seats and must wear a mask at all times, unless when eating or drinking.

Under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited after 10.30pm daily.

For more information, visit here.
 

Enjoying Singapore

Yes, all major theme parks and attractions are open with adjusted opening hours / operations. As parks and attractions might be operating at a reduced capacity, it is advisable to purchase your tickets in advance. For more details, please refer to the official sites of the attractions.

 

Yes, public transport within Singapore is operating as per normal. Travellers can get around the Singapore by bus, MRT, private hire cars as well as taxis. 
 

Departing from Singapore

Please refer to guidelines stipulated by the airlines you’re flying with. 

To enter Germany, you will need to show either proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.