Singapore Now Allows Quarantine-Free Travel for Filipino Tourists

Just make sure that you have travel insurance.

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( Singapore is often a go-to Asian destination for its outlet malls, shopping centers, and hawker centers. Its visa-free policy for Philippine passport-holders also makes it top of mind for international trips. And now that our neighbors have reopened their doors to tourists quarantine-free, there's no stopping fully vaccinated Filipino travelers from hopping on a plane and flying to the Lion City.

The Vaccinated Travel Lane program, which started on March 4, allows quarantine-free entry to Singapore as long as you're coming in through air travel, you're fully vaccinated, and you're taking only designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights. If you're not sure whether you're eligible for this program or not, their Immigration and Checkpoints Authority has a Self-Help Tool, where you can enter your country of origin and vaccination status.

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Here's the list of Singapore travel requirements:

  • Proof of vaccination (VaxCertPH issued by the Department of Health)
  • Roundtrip tickets from a VTL-designated airline
  • Travel insurance with a minimum coverage of S $30,000 for COVID-19 related medical charges. (Insurance may either be Singapore-based or overseas-based.)
  • One-night booking for self-isolation at a hotel or serviced apartment (for a "a supervised self-administered Antigen Rapid Test" within 24 hours of arrival)
  • RT-PCR test or antigen rapid test taken within two days before departure for Singapore
  • SG Arrival Card
  • Registration through TraceTogether mobile app

Here's the list of designated VTL airlines:

  • Cebu Pacific
  • Jetstar Asia
  • AirAsia
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Scoot
  • Singapore Airlines

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website is pretty straightforward with its checklists and self-help tools. All you have to do is follow the prompts to get you started on preparing for your Singapore getaway. For more information, visit the Singapore ICA website.

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