Coronavirus: Singapore

1,926 visitors from Brunei, Germany since Sept 8

Since the Sept 8 launch of quarantine-free travel for vaccinated travellers from Brunei and Germany, 1,926 visitors have made the journey to Singapore as at Friday, with two testing positive for Covid-19 on arrival.

The two had flown in from Germany under Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangements and undertook the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on arrival, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said yesterday.

It added that the travellers were isolated and there was no interaction with the local community.

In an update, the authority said a total of 4,676 VTL passes have been issued as at Friday to short-term visitors and long-term pass holders to enter Singapore from the two countries.

Under the travel scheme announced then, visitors were not required to undergo quarantine, but they had to go through four rounds of PCR testing: pre-departure, on arrival, as well as on day three and day seven after arrival.

CAAS said no other positive case was detected from both Germany and Brunei, including during the tests on day three and day seven.

  • Figures since start of Vaccinated Travel Lane

  • Number of VTL passes issued as at Friday: 4,676

    • From Germany: 4,497
    • From Brunei: 179

    Number of VTL arrivals as at Friday: 1,926

    Number of Covid-19 cases detected on arrival

    • Germany: 2
    • Brunei: 0

    Number of Covid-19 cases detected on Day 3 and Day 7

    • Germany: 0
    • Brunei: 0

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 10, 2021, with the headline '1,926 visitors from Brunei, Germany since Sept 8'. Subscribe