Singapore launches travel bubble with India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia

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Singapore continues to open its borders to the outside world, with the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday announcing it will extend its vaccinated travel lane (VTL) to India, Indonesia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. 

The VTLs with Indonesia and India are set to open on November 29, whilst travel lanes with the aforementioned middle-eastern nations are set to open from December 6. 

The travel bubble from India to Singapore works both ways, with India now recognizing vaccination certificates issued by Singapore since November 12. 

“This means that fully vaccinated travellers from Singapore entering India will no longer need to undergo post-arrival tests home quarantine, they will just need to self-monitor for 14 days upon arrival,” according to Transport Minister S Iswaran. 

However, the VTL with Indonesia will be unilateral for now, meaning that fully vaccinated Indonesian travellers will be able to come to Singapore without quarantine, but not the other way around. 

“Indonesia remains closed to general travel, but has started to open its borders. Since Oct 14, Indonesia has unilaterally reopened its borders to allow visitors from 19 countries,” said Mr Iswaran. “We hope that Indonesia will likewise soon reopen its borders to travellers from Singapore.”