Hopeful holidaymakers listen up!
Officials in Singapore and South Korea have agreed to allow quarantine-free travel from November 15. However, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be eligible for travel.
This exciting move means that under the VTL scheme, Singaporeans now have two options for holidaying. These are Germany and South Korea. Last month, Singapore announced a VTL scheme with Brunei, but this has yet to start.
The travel corridors success will involve mutual recognition by both states on Covid-19 vaccination certificates, which will allow fully vaccinated passengers to move freely in both countries.
Additionally, one significant requirement is that each passenger must have spend 14 days prior to departure in that specific country. Therefore, this travel bubble will only work for Singapore or South Korean residents. Equally, passengers must fly on an allocated VTL flight, and take up to four Covid-19 PCR tests, including a pre-departure and pre-arrival test.
From November 16, you can expect to see up to six specific VTL flight services a week by Singapore Airlines to Seoul. Consequently, those desperate for a holiday can start packing their bags.
Before the pandemic, South Korea and Singapore were one another’s top tourist destinations, with hundreds of flights connecting the two countries weekly. Accordingly, this incredible news is a great boost for tourism.