From Tuesday 19 October 2021, all British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi Airport will operate as dedicated “Vaccinated Travel Lane” flights.
Passengers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will not need to quarantine on arrival in Singapore from these fights.
Any passenger who does not meet all eligibility requirements will not be able to travel.
This does not affect any passengers flying in the other direction from Singapore to London Heathrow.
Vaccinated Travel Lanes
Vaccinated Travel Lanes (“VTL”) have been introduced by the government of Singapore to allow fully vaccinated passengers from certain countries to visit the city state without the need for quarantine on arrival.
They were first introduced in September for travel on designated flights from Brunei and Germany to Singapore.
On Saturday 9 October the Singapore government announced VTLs would be extended to the UK with effect from Tuesday 19 October. Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States were also added to the VTL programme.
The principal prerequisite is that vaccinated passengers must fly to Singapore on a designated VTL flight.
Passengers must still take a PCR test within 48 hours before departure to Singapore and another PCR test on arrival. No further PCR tests are required in Singapore. Travellers must also have not visited a non-VTL country within 14 days of their flight to Singapore.
Passengers must also apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass through a dedicated portal.
Guidance for all passengers travelling to Singapore is available from the government SafeTravel website.
British Airways VTL Flights
From Tuesday 19 October all BA flights from London Heathrow to Singapore, under flight BA11, will operate as VTL flights.
This is expected to continue until Saturday 26 March 2022 at the earliest.
Passengers who are not eligible to travel on the VTL flights due to their vaccination status or original country of departure can either rebook to Singapore at a later date or rebook an alternative indirect routing to Singapore. Affected passengers should contact BA or their travel agent if necessary.
Passengers can also check the status of their bookings using the Manage My Booking tool on ba.com
Transit At Singapore Changi
For those wishing to connect to other airlines or destinations at Singapore, BA does not have permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore to accept passengers flying on from Singapore to third countries.
This is except for those connecting onto Bangkok Airways. Fiji Airways, Finnair, Garuda Indonesia, JetStar Asia, JetStar Australia and Qantas Airways.
Passengers who have booked with British Airways and have onward connections to Singapore on other airlines are likely to have these cancelled.
Passengers should contact BA or their travel agent to explore other options such as routing through an alternative airport in Asia.
Update March 2022
From Sunday 27 March 2022, British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Singapore will continue to Sydney.
British Airways has advised that its flight from London Heathrow to Sydney via Singapore will continue to operate as a VTL flight. As will BA’s return service from Sydney to London Heathrow via Singapore.
Passengers travelling to Australia will need to meet the requirements of both the Australian and Singapore governments to be able to travel. However, they do not need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass. Further guidance is on ba.com
Update 24 March 2022
Singapore will end the VTL programme at 23:59 local time on 31 March 2022.
Fully vaccinated travellers and children under 12 will be able to travel to Singapore on any flight without the need for quarantine. Full details are avilable from the Singapore government.