The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced on March 4 that it will launch the Vaccinated Travel Strip (VTL) – the quarantine-free travel schedule – for tourists from Vietnam and Greece from March 16.

The decision comes after Vietnam announced it will reopen all borders to international tourism on March 15, the VOV reports.

###: Vietnam to resume visa waiver for foreigners from March 15

“With the launch of the VTL from Vietnam, we will restore two-way quarantine-free travel with Vietnam, which was a popular destination for many Singaporeans pre-COVID,” the CAAS said in its statement.

It said those coming from Vietnam will be able to apply for a vaccinated travel pass (VTP) online from March 13 at 10am, and this is only required for eligible short-term visitors and work permit holders.

According to VTL regulations, short-term visitors from Vietnam must receive full vaccine doses (at least 2 doses), have a vaccine passport, have negative PCR or ART test results 48 hours before entry, and purchase travel insurance with a minimum coverage of SGD 30,000 (US$22,000) for COVID-19 treatment in case they become infected.

The VTL scheme has enabled Singapore to safely reopen its borders while managing risks to public health. Since September 8, 2021, Singapore has established VTLs with 30 countries and territories. The CAAS said it will take further steps to expand VTLs to rebuild Singapore as a leading aviation hub, VOV said.

Vietnam now ranks 30th out of 225 countries and territories worldwide in the number of infections with 4,059,262 cases.

Vietnam administered 645,805 doses of Covid-19 vaccines on March 3, bringing the total number of doses given to locals to more than 196.32 million.

Source: Vietnam Insider


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