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Singapore VTL process not so straightforward

The announcement of the unilateral VTL granted by Singapore to travellers from Indonesia, is not as simple as it seems. Indonesians are also cognisant of the health protocols and how things might not necessarily be so straightforward.

Under VTL, it is necessary to only select assigned flight. All prospective travellers will also need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass.

The VTL is intended for fully-vaccinated individuals from Indonesia travelling from Jakarta and they must present a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test pre-departure and upon arrival. When returning home, travellers must also present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before their departure and then again on day 3 of their quarantine in Indonesia.

For a start, it is expected that there will be two daily designated VTL flights from Jakarta to Singapore and this will progressively be increased to four. There is also a quota for the VTL at 10,000 per day for all travellers arriving in Singapore, not just from Indonesia.

Indonesia has not established any VTL so far and travellers arriving from abroad must be quarantined for three days.

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