Singapore to launch vaccinated travel lanes

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New Delhi: Singapore will extend its vaccinated travel lane (VTL) scheme to more countries starting from November 29.

The country intends to launch VTLs with India and Indonesia from Nov 29, and with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Dec 6.

Speaking at the COVID-19 multi-ministry task force press conference on Monday, Transport Minister S Iswaran said Singapore and India have been discussing the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates.

Since Nov 12, India has started recognising vaccination certificates issued by Singapore.

MOH, added Iswaran, has also updated its public health assessment and will upgrade India to Category 2 from Nov 19.

The Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) allows quarantine-free travel to Singapore.

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