Top News Singapore eases border measures for some countries; expands VTL scheme to Finland and Sweden By TTG Asia / Posted on 9 November, 2021 12:46 Singapore will relax border restrictions for more travellers including those arriving from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, from November 11. The government announced on Monday (November 8) that 23 countries previously deemed by Singapore to be of the highest risk of Covid-19 infections, including Laos and India, will have more border restrictions relaxed, reported The Straits Times. Singapore loosens border restrictions for more South-east Asian countries Travellers from these countries will be allowed to present a negative antigen rapid test (ART) result taken within two days prior to departure for Singapore – an alternative to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests currently required, said the report. Travellers from these countries will be allowed to serve a 10-day stay-home notice (SHN) at home or at a hotel of their choice, instead of at an SHN dedicated facility like they are currently required to do so. In addition, Singapore has added three more countries – Malaysia, Sweden and Finland – to its vaccinated travel lane (VTL) scheme. Along with the VTL expansion, the daily quota for VTL arrivals will be increased to 6,000 travellers from November 29, up from the 4,000 currently. Travellers under the VTLs need not be subject to SHN. Instead, they will be required to produce a negative pre-departure test taken within two days prior to departure and undergo an on-arrival PCR test.