In association with: Singapore Tourism Board
Singapore welcomes back visitors via Vaccinated Travel Lanes
Singapore is a destination that puts sustainability first. And now, having opened to fully-vaccinated visitors in October, its Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme ensures your customers can visit easily and safely.
Visitors entering through a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) will no longer need to undergo quarantine, allowing them to start their holiday shortly after they arrive. VTLs are open to British travellers who have had the full course of a World Health Organization-approved vaccine at least 14 days prior to travel, and who carry a Vaccinated Travel Pass.
Applications for this pass must be submitted between seven and 60 days prior to entry into Singapore, via the TravelSafe website (safetravel.ica.gov.sg).
Singapore is broadening its range of eco-friendly hotels
All those entering through a VTL must provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours of departing for Singapore and take another on arrival at Changi Airport. Visitors are required to self-isolate until a negative result is received, usually within 24 hours.
Those aged 12 and under who aren’t vaccinated can enter Singapore with fully-vaccinated parents or guardians but those aged three and above must still participate in the testing requirements.
Visitors must also enter Singapore on special VTL flights. Singapore Airlines runs a daily or twice-daily service from Heathrow, and options from Manchester, while British Airways offers VTL flights four times a week. It’s also possible to transit through another country that participates in the VTL scheme and take another flight from there.
With the goal of becoming a ‘city in nature’, Singapore is broadening its range of eco-friendly hotels, including the Oasia Hotel Downtown and Parkroyal Collection Pickering, and tourist attractions.
The Singapore Green Plan 2030 outlines several of these initiatives, which include having 186 miles of Nature Ways, 1,400 acres of nature parks and an 820-mile cycling network.
Eco-friendly attractions in Singapore
Gardens by the Bay: Arguably Singapore’s best‑known attraction, Gardens by the Bay will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2022. The site covers 250 acres and the world-renowned Supertree Grove comes alive at night with a music and light show.
Mandai Wildlife Reserve: It’s already home to some of Singapore’s biggest attractions, including Singapore Zoo, but Mandai Wildlife Reserve will add a number of new visitor areas over the next couple of years.
Rainforest Wild: This new park within Mandai Wildlife Reserve will feature intriguing walking trails that allow visitors to explore the flora and fauna, while the new Bird Paradise (currently Jurong Bird Park), will provide a habitat for 3,500 birds, with nine huge walk-in aviaries.
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