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This will take effect from 29 November 2021 (Monday), 8 am, aligning with the first set of VTL (Land) travellers arriving in Singapore.

Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry has announced that all travellers arriving in Singapore from Malaysia, via the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) (Land) will be required to undertake an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) upon arrival.

This tightened border measure was announced on Sunday (28 November 2021), in light of the recent reports of a potentially more contagious variant of the COVID-19 virus, the B.1.1.52 (Omicron).

The on-arrival ART for travellers arriving in Singapore via the VTL (Land) will be administered at the Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange and Queen Street Terminal. Travellers will be required to make an e-payment for the ART directly at the testing centre.

This will take effect from 29 November 2021 (Monday), 8 am, aligning with the first set of VTL (Land) travellers arriving in Singapore. 

Prior to this announcement, there was initially no on-arrival test requirement in Singapore.

The new on-arrival ART requirement will help reduce the risks of the spread of the Omicron variant to Singapore, and enable Singapore to progressively expand the VTL (Land) in a "safe and calibrated manner", the Ministry shared.

Travellers are reminded to ensure that they have the necessary documents ready before they board the designated VTL buses. 

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