After the government announced that Singapore would open its borders to more international tourists – including the United States – Singapore International Airlines wasted no time in adding more flights.
The carrier has expanded its Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) network without quarantine to 17 cities, with additional points to be announced in the coming weeks.
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Singapore Airlines will operate VTL services from Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Barcelona, ââCopenhagen, London, Milan, Paris and Rome starting October 19.
The airline’s VTL services from Seoul will begin on November 16.
Multi-city routes in VTL countries are permitted if customers meet the 14-day travel history requirement, which includes transit countries. For example, a traveler may travel from Singapore to Paris, 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 the carrier’s nonstop VTL flight from Los Angeles if the stay in Los Angeles is less than 14 days. Japan is currently not included in the list of VTL countries.
âSingapore’s expansion of VTL agreements to 11 countries is great news for our customers, who can now reunite with loved ones more easily or finally go on vacation abroad,â Lee Lik Hsin, Executive Vice President Commercial, Singapore Airlines. âThe SIA Group supports all measures to reopen Singapore in order to quarantine free international travel. This will allow the safe and gradual takeover of Changi Airport as a major air hub. “