British Airways Creates Quarantine-Free Vaccinated Travel Channel with Singapore

British Airways has launched Quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights between London Heathrow and Singapore Changi International.

Fully vaccinated customers travelling to Singapore from London, and who have tested negative for Covid-19, can now avoid the need to quarantine for seven days on arrival. Long and short term pass holders must apply for a Singapore Vaccinated Travel Pass seven to 30 days before travel although Singaporean citizens will be exempt.

The VTL flight schedule can be found on the airline’s website. All customers must ensure that they are eligible for Singapore’s VTL arrangements before their flight commences. Customers must ensure they are fully vaccinated to travel. Children under 12 are exempt but must be accompanied by vaccinated adults. Further restrictions and exemptions apply.

“Singapore’s expansion of the VTL arrangements to the UK is great news for our customers, who can now reunite with their loved ones more easily,” says Noella Ferns, British Airways’ Head of Sales, Asia Pacific. “The safety of our customers and colleagues has always been at the heart of everything we do. We have introduced a range of precautionary measures onboard our flights to provide stress and hassle-free travel.”

Customers booking with British Airways can do so with absolute confidence, thanks to the airline’s flexible booking policy. They are able to exchange their booking for a voucher or move their dates without incurring a change fee. British Airways’ existing online Covid hub includes information on flexible bookings, testing, how to use a voucher and what the British Airways flying experience looks like for those that haven’t travelled for some time.

British Airways has also introduced a number of measures at the airport and on board to look after the safety and wellbeing of its customers and colleagues. These include social distancing measures, the wearing of face masks (which remain in place) and hand sanitiser stations. Prior to travel customers will also receive details of how they can prepare for their journey, including information on discounted testing providers.

To help customers navigate the changing entry requirement and facilitate a seamless journey, they can choose to download the VeriFLY app before departing to London. The digital health app allows customers to combine their travel verification documents and Covid-19 test results in one place and confirming their eligibility with a few simple steps.

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