October 11 2021  |  Airline & Terminal News

SIA opens up more cities for vaccinated travelers

By Rick Lundstrom

The Singapore Airlines Group has expanded its quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) network to 17 cities, with additional points expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Passengers traveling on the VTL flights can also enjoy easy transfers via Singapore Changi Airport to 59 destinations within the SIA Group network.

Singapore has also widened its VTL arrangements to include Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These are on top of the existing VTL arrangements with Brunei and Germany, which began in September 2021.

Singapore Airlines will operate VTL services from Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, Milan, Paris, and Rome starting 19 October 2021. SIA’s VTL services from Seoul will begin on 16 November 2021. Today, SIA operates VTL services from Bandar Seri Begawan, Frankfurt, and Munich.

Scoot, SIA’s sister airline, will operate VTL flights from Berlin starting October 20..

Multi-city itineraries within VTL countries are allowed if customers meet the 14-day travel history requirement, which includes transit countries. For example, a traveller may fly from Singapore to Paris, and then Paris to Amsterdam, and still be eligible for the VTL flight from Amsterdam to Singapore. However, a customer who flies from Singapore to Los Angeles via Tokyo will not be eligible for SIA’s non-stop VTL flight from Los Angeles if the stay in Los Angeles is less than 14 days.

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