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Singapore and India to resume commercial passenger flights

Out-Law News | 23 Nov 2021 | 2:01 am | 1 min. read

Singapore and India have agreed to resume commercial passenger flights between the two countries effective from 29 November.

The agreement includes launching their vaccinated travel lane (VTL), with six VTL flights each day from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. Non-VTL flights will be also allowed between the two countries, but passengers will be required to follow the current public health requirements in Singapore, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

Short-term visitors and long-term pass holders to Singapore from Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Finland, and Sweden will be able to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) from 22 November.

Mayumi Soh of Pinsent Masons MPillay, the Singapore joint law venture between MPillay and Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law, said: “This is a welcome development by many Singapore based workers seeking to return to their home countries.”

VTP applications will be open for those who plan to enter Singapore from 29 November to 21 January 2022. Passengers who want to enter Singapore after 1 December are “strongly encouraged” to apply after 24 November.

Applicants must provide their passport and digital proof of vaccination when applying for a VTP. They should also provide their address in Singapore for self-isolation while waiting for their on-arrival Covid-19 test result.

Visitors who require a visa for travel to Singapore should apply for the visa separately after receiving VTP approval. CAAS said they must buy travel insurance with at least coverage of S$30,000 for Covid-19 related medical treatment and hospitalization costs before traveling to Singapore.