Top News VTL travellers from Singapore to South Korea exempted from new quarantine rule By TTG Asia / Posted on 3 December, 2021 13:49 Singapore travellers entering South Korea via the vaccinated travel lane (VTL) scheme will be exempted from the country’s newly imposed 10-day quarantine policy on all inbound visitors, which kicked in on Friday (December 3). The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore said on Thursday that the VTL arrangement between the two countries will “proceed without change at the moment”. South Korea’s new 10-day quarantine rule will not apply to VTL travellers from Singapore “Given that the Covid-19 situation remains volatile, we advise all travellers to check our website regularly for the latest border control measures prior to travel,” it said in an advisory on its website. A VTL arrangement between Singapore and South Korea was launched on November 15 to allow quarantine-free travel between the two countries for fully vaccinated travellers. South Korea’s announcement on Wednesday about the new quarantine requirement, imposed to contain the spread of the new Omicron variant, had cast into doubt the validity of the scheme. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said that from Friday, all inbound travellers to South Korea will have to serve a 10-day quarantine, regardless of their vaccination status. The new measure will be in place for two weeks.