After 2 years of strict entry rules, Australia and Singapore are loosening their entry rules.
Australia is now welcoming fully vaccinated tourists who have had 2 mRNA vaccine doses or 1 J&J vaccine dose. At least 7 days must have passed between your last vaccine dose and your date of entry. Children under 12 count as fully vaccinated.
Note that Australian states each have their own rules about testing requirements, which you can access here.
Singapore’s VTL (vaccinated travel lane) flights allows fully vaccinated tourists from countries like the USA to enter without quarantine. As of today, you only need to take an antigen test within 24 hours of arrival in Singapore and you must have only been to VTL countries, like the US and Canada, for 7 days before travel. Israel will be added to the VTL list on March 3rd.
Fully vaccinated tourists must have had 2 mRNA vaccine doses or 1 J&J vaccine dose. At least 14 days must have passed between your last vaccine dose and your date of entry. Children under 12 count as fully vaccinated.
Note that Singapore requires either a digital vaccine record through SMART/CLEAR or other options, or the paper vaccination card with a signed letter of attestation that you were vaccinated. I was able to get my SMART/CLEAR digital vaccine record through Rite Aid, where I was vaccinated last March/April.
I visited Singapore in 2013 and Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmania, Hamilton Island and the Great Barrier Reef in 2010/2011 on an epic round-the world trip. It’s great to see Asia Pacific countries starting to open up again.
What’s on your bucket list as the world reopens?