Fully vaccinated travellers from Singapore can travel to the United Kingdom (UK) 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.


Travel from Singapore to the UK 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 the UK to Singapore.


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Pre-departure Click here for more information and the latest update on entry to the UK.
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 (electronic or printed copy)

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

Arriving at London Heathrow

Travellers should always wear a mask at the airport and respect social distancing measures.

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

During your stay in the UK

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

Travellers can also use the NHS Covid-19  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. Testing services are available at London Heathrow Airport.
  • 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 London Heathrow

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 Covid-19 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 London Heathrow’s website.

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.


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Outbound Travel To the United Kingdom


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 14 days prior to departure. The 14 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.


Travellers must have a complete course of one of the following vaccines at least 14 days before you arrive in England: Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen.

The day you have your final dose does not count as one of the 14 days.

Formulations of these vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda, also qualify as approved vaccines.

Pre-flight preparations

Travellers from Singapore 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.

Please contact the High Commission of the Republic of Singapore: 

Tel: +44-20-7235-8315 

Emergency Tel (after hours): +44 (0) 77 1034-8335 

Address: 9 Wilton Crescent, Belgravia, London SW1X 8SP, United Kingdom 


Arrival in the United Kingdom

Upon arrival, you can clear immigration as per normal, and carry on with your intended itinerary. If you have book and paid for your Covid-19 test to be done at the airport, you may proceed to the testing facility.

Travellers are required to take a Covid-19 PCR test on or before day 2 of arrival. Pre-booking is required. London Heathrow has testing facilities, to find out more visit here.

From 22 October 2021, travellers have the option to take a lateral flow test in place of a on-arrival PCR test. More details can be found here.

Children of all ages who are resident in a country with an approved proof of vaccination, do not have to quarantine on arrival in England. This applies whether the child is vaccinated or not.

Children aged 4 and under they do not have to take any COVID-19 travel tests.

Children aged 5-17 do not have to take a COVID-19 test before travel to England. They are required to take a test on or before day 2 – arrival day is day 0.

From 22 October, travellers have the option to take a lateral flow test in place of a on-arrival PCR test. More details can be found here.

Yes, if your travel history in the last 14 consecutive days before you return to Singapore is within the VTL countries/regions and when the transit country/region’s VTL is in effect.

Preparing for your return to Singapore

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

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 the United Kingdom

The “NHS Covid-19” app by the UK 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 crowded and enclosed areas. For the most updated information on safety measures for different regions, please visit the GOV.UK website.

Enjoying the United Kingdom

Additional documents may be required, please contact your hotel to confirm the requirements.

Most Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted and businesses are now open to visitors; however, do check before visiting and make advance bookings to avoid disappointment. Some venues may require patrons to show proof of vaccination status before allowed entry. 

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

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