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610 VTL PASSES TO SPORE ISSUED TO THAI TRAVELLERS IN JUST 2 DAYS

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has said that on the second day of applications for vaccinated travel lane (VTL) passes for travellers from Thailand to Singapore, a total of 610 has already been issued.

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Other than this 610 VTL passes to Thai travellers, a total of 387 were also issued to travellers coming from five other countries namely Cambodia, Fiji, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

Of the 387 issued, 302 of them are short term visitors and 85 are long term pass holders.

VTL arrangements were announced earlier

The Government had announced previously that the six countries listed above will be offered VTL which will exempt them from quarantine in Singapore, taking the total number of countries which Singapore already has arrangements with to 24.

From 14 December, travellers from Thailand who are vaccinated will be able to enter Singapore quarantine free and the other five countries will have to wait till 16 December for the arrangements to kick off.

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Application dates

Applications for Thai travellers had opened up last Tuesday and as of last Thursday, there were already 610 approved applications comprising of 352 short term visitors and 258 long term pass holders.

Applications for the remaining five countries were opened two days later.

Total number of passes issued

As of last Thursday night, the number of passes issued are as follows

  • Sri Lanka – 214
  • Cambodia – 121
  • Maldives – 35
  • Turkey – 16
  • Fiji – 01

Conditions of entry

The CAAS would like to reiterate that short term visitors and long term pass holders will only be granted entry into Singapore only if they apply for the VTL passes under this scheme.

Singapore citizens and permanent residents who have already been fully vaccinated and children aged below 12 may still enter without applying for passes under this scheme.

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