Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) to Singapore.

Old Jan 16, 22, 5:33 am
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Any advice for a company to use for pre-departure tests from the UK?
My parents used Eurofins in an Asda car park which worked
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Old Jan 16, 22, 10:22 am
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Any advice for a company to use for pre-departure tests from the UK?
Weve booked ours with Regenerative - Fit to Fly Antigen test for 39 with results in 4 hours.
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Old Jan 16, 22, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by Midships View Post
Mrs. M got hers in about five hours. Something went wrong with mine, had to send an email chaser, took 36 hours, but this is an outlier speaking to others.
Oh dear - I hope that doesnt happen to us! During that 36 hours were you able to leave the room and use the hotel facilities including restaurants?
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Old Jan 16, 22, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by quitecontrary View Post
Oh dear - I hope that doesn’t happen to us! During that 36 hours were you able to leave the room and use the hotel facilities including restaurants?
Leaving the room is not allowed: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vtl/faq#OAT

Travellers must proceed immediately to their place of accommodation for self-isolation. They are not allowed to stay in the airport or wait in the hotel lobby prior to check-in.
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Old Jan 16, 22, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by quitecontrary View Post
Oh dear - I hope that doesnt happen to us! During that 36 hours were you able to leave the room and use the hotel facilities including restaurants?
We're resident so I didn't leave the apartment. As I say I believe I'm quite an outlier. Indeed, have received the negative result, I've now had an email saying since I didn't attend the test they would refund the test fee. I wrote back telling them not to refund but they went ahead and did it anyway.
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Old Jan 16, 22, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by strickers View Post
Any advice for a company to use for pre-departure tests from the UK?
We booked at a Lloyd's pharmacy in a Sainburys.
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Old Jan 16, 22, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Leaving the room is not allowed: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vtl/faq#OAT

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And that is yet another SIN gotcha - if your flight arrives early in the morning, as many do, you are forced to pay for yet another night - tra la la
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Old Jan 16, 22, 6:57 pm
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Originally Posted by strickers View Post
Any advice for a company to use for pre-departure tests from the UK?
Well it depends on where in the UK you are? There's Randox where pre departure ART is 35, lower with discount code.
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Old Jan 16, 22, 6:59 pm
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And that is yet another SIN gotcha - if your flight arrives early in the morning, as many do, you are forced to pay for yet another night
Or book a daycation room - https://www.dayuse.sg/s/singapore
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Old Jan 20, 22, 4:31 am
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Hello everyone, with BA restarting flights to Sydney in March I’m looking at booking myself onto BA15/16. Pricing is like the good old days, somewhere between Scoot and SQ/QF, so great value especially with OW benefits, but I smell a catch.

Does anyone know if BA16 will be a VTL? Otherwise it makes it a rather worthless option for me unfortunately.
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Old Jan 20, 22, 4:36 am
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Hello everyone, with BA restarting flights to Sydney in March Im looking at booking myself onto BA15/16. Pricing is like the good old days, somewhere between Scoot and SQ/QF, so great value especially with OW benefits, but I smell a catch.

Does anyone know if BA16 will be a VTL? Otherwise it makes it a rather worthless option for me unfortunately.
Seems BA11 has been cancelled with the restart of the Sydney flights and the only flight to Singapore is now the through flight to Sydney. Previous info was that BA11 specifically was the VTL flight. Haven't seen anything to confirm BA15 is the new VTL flight.
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Old Jan 20, 22, 4:59 am
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Originally Posted by Digicola View Post
Hello everyone, with BA restarting flights to Sydney in March Im looking at booking myself onto BA15/16. Pricing is like the good old days, somewhere between Scoot and SQ/QF, so great value especially with OW benefits, but I smell a catch.

Does anyone know if BA16 will be a VTL? Otherwise it makes it a rather worthless option for me unfortunately.
The BA VTL option is something that is concerning me, we are looking at going back to Singapore for a bit to see family in April but currently the VTL guidance for BA is only valid to the end of the winter timetable. Hopefully they will make BA15/16 VTL flights too as Australia are likely going to need as strict, if not stricter vaccination requirements than Singapore!

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Old Jan 20, 22, 5:14 am
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BA will probably flip the LHR-SIN flight to VTL I dont doubt that, but Im worried the SYD-SIN portion wont be. I would be looking at flying this once or twice a month so having a VTL is a must.

https://mainlymiles.com/2021/12/15/f...-to-singapore/

This website suggests they will just transfer the VTL from BA11 to BA15 on the 27th along with making the flight daily instead of 4w. At least for the LHR portion.
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Old Jan 21, 22, 1:38 pm
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I see Singapore have now changed the rules and if have proof of recent positive COVID infection, no need for any negative tests. Does anyone know if they accept confirmation of positive PCR from the NHS? The rules are unclear as they mention "approved providers" but don't provide a list for the UK
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Old Jan 21, 22, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by dubflyer26 View Post
I see Singapore have now changed the rules and if have proof of recent positive COVID infection, no need for any negative tests. Does anyone know if they accept confirmation of positive PCR from the NHS? The rules are unclear as they mention "approved providers" but don't provide a list for the UK
https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vaccinated-recovered
https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/stat...vid-19-testing

6 United Kingdom Accreditation Service
https://www.ukas.com/find-an-organisation/

as long as the lab on your NHS report shows up in ukas.com, you're good?
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