Singapore Airlines launches VTL flights for Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth

The skies between Australia and Singapore continue to reopen in early 2022.

By David Flynn, November 26 2021
Singapore Airlines launches VTL flights for Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth

Singapore Airlines is readying for the return of international travel from Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, with flights from each city to Singapore now on sale as designated vaccinated travel lane (VTL) services.

Adelaide-Singapore and Brisbane-Singapore are both now slated as VTL routes from January 15, 2022, with Perth joining the party from March 1.

Sydney and Melbourne were the first Australian cities to be added to Singapore's VTL scheme on November 8.

Under the program, travellers headed to Singapore must return a negative Covid test result within 48 hours of their inbound flight's departure, and undergo a second PCR test on arrival at Changi Airport, before isolating in their hotel room for up to 12 hours until a negative result is received.

They also have to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass no less than seven days before entering Singapore, and hold a travel insurance policy with at least SGD$30,000 of Covid cover. 

Read more: What’s it like to travel on a ‘vaccinated travel lane’ (VTL) flight between Sydney and Singapore?

From Adelaide to Singapore, flights SQ278 and SQ276 will be designated as VTL services; for Brisbane-Singapore, the VTL flights will be SQ236, SQ246 and SQ256. Both cities will see an Airbus A350 with Singapore Airline's medium-range lie-flat business class seat.

Perth-Singapore sees SQ214, SQ216 and SQ224 as VTL flights on the airline's Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, which has the same seat.

Executive Traveller understands that Singapore Airlines' timeline is based on information provided by the Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia state governments as to when international travel without quarantine is likely to resume.

Also read: We visit Singapore Airlines’ new Changi T3 SilverKris business lounge


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

02 Mar 2013

Total posts 26

Thanks David - great news for us Queenslanders.

01 Jul 2021

Total posts 23

I'm sorry Singapore Airlines but good luck getting into Queensland and WA before April 2022 or ever.

20 Oct 2015

Total posts 230

Ah yes, because you are regularly in touch with state governments, health ministers etc so you clearly have much better information than Singapore Airlines.

01 Dec 2012

Total posts 32

Why waste your and others' time spouting nonsense?

A quick check of plans for states reveals Queensland and WA will open to all vaccinated travellers once 90% vaccination of the eligible population is achieved. Both Queensland and WA are on track to reach the 90% target in January.  

26 Mar 2020

Total posts 59

Mid Jan does looks realistic - QLD is currently sitting at 85.6% single dose - so factor in the 3 - 4 week lag time for 2nd dose and the 1st week of Jan or 2nd week of Jan does look realistic to when QLD reaches 90% to reopen INTL Travel

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

22 May 2018

Total posts 53

And now we have a new variation.. Qld and WA won't be re-opening to international flights..

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