Singapore will ease the majority of restrictions related to air travel starting March 29, 2022, as part of the gradual lessening of COVID-19 measures in the country,
Speaking to CNBC on March 24, 2022, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong confirmed that the state plans to fully reopen its borders for international travelers without needing to apply for entry approvals starting April 1.
The new rules will only apply to fully vaccinated travelers and non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below. Following the updated framework, fully vaccinated international travelers are permitted to enter the country quarantine-free if they have not visited any countries listed in Singapore’s Restricted Category.
The government will also lift its requirement for passengers to take a COVID-19 virus antigen rapid test (ART) within 24 hours of arrival in the country.
Singapore will also drop the requirement for airlines to operate designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights and quotas for travelers, which were previously applied to daily arriving flights, will no longer be enforced.