That being said, history is unlikely to repeat itself with the Singapore-Germany travel bubble, owing to the advancement of Singapore’s and Germany’s Covid-19 vaccination rate, at 74 per cent and 58 per cent of each country’s population. This travel bubble will allow travellers from both countries to enjoy leisure travel without needing quarantine or stay-home notice (SHN).
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably completed your course of (vaccine, not tequila) shots, and you’re probably bored of taking the same old staycations or daycations. It’s time to relive the thrill of takeoff, the appreciation for different scenery and people!
When will Singapore & Germany’s travel bubble commence?
The Singapore-Germany travel bubble, or Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), will start on Sept 8, 2021, according to a SafeTravel news release from ICA. This means Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) can just fly to and from Germany without having to quarantine or serve SHN in either country from that date onwards.
Who is allowed to travel between Singapore & Germany’s travel bubble?
Under the VTL, Singapore citizens and PRs will be able to travel unrestricted between both countries. This means that you do not have to quarantine, serve SHN or follow a restricted itinerary.
Germany has been allowing Singapore citizens and PRs unrestricted entry since June 25, 2021, and now Singapore is simply doing the same.
There are a few caveats though. If you’re not a Singapore citizen or PR but you’ve completed your vaccination course, and you’re travelling to Germany, you will need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP). Applications open on Sept 1, 2021.
What are the requirements to travel between Singapore & Germany?
Here is a summary of what you need to travel to Germany as a Singaporean or PR:
1. Preparing for your trip
Before you fly, you’ll need to be in Singapore for the past 21 days. Not an issue since borders are closed.
Check for travel requirements into Germany here. You are considered vaccinated only if you have one of Germany’s accepted vaccines: only Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are accepted. More info here.
Do not rely on your TraceTogether app to get you through Germany’s border control! Print or save PDF your vaccine certificate from National Immunisation Registry or HealthHub App.
Your Covid-19 vaccine certificate should include the following details:
- Particulars of the person vaccinated
- Date & number of vaccinations
- Name of vaccine used
- Seal of authentication
2. Booking your flights
Your flight to Germany can be any direct flight. If you book a transit flight, then you will void the 21 consecutive days in Singapore or Germany requirement.