What You Should Know About Travelling From Singapore to Germany & How Much Will It Cost


Faruq Senin •  Aug 20, 2021

As part of Singapore's reopening of borders, the country will be launching quarantine-free travel from 8 September 2021. Under Singapore's Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), those who are fully vaccinated can travel quarantine-free from Germany and Brunei to Singapore and vice-versa. Currently, Singaporeans can already travel quarantine-free to Germany, which means travellers can visit Germany for leisure. However, Brunei's borders are only open to Singaporeans under the reciprocal green lane.

Before you start planning your trip from Singapore to Germany, we've rounded up some things you should know first and how much it will possibly cost.

Travelling from Singapore to Germany under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL)

Essential things to know:

1. You'll need to take 4 Covid-19 PCR tests

Instead of serving stay-home notice, vaccinated travellers will have to take 4 Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests:

  • pre-departure test within 48 hours of flight
  • on-arrival test at Changi Airport
  • post-arrival tests of days 3 and 7 at a designated clinic in Singapore

Find out more on the ICA Safe Travel website.

2. You can only travel on non-stop dedicated VTL flights

If you're planning a trip to Germany, do note that you can only travel on non-stop dedicated VTL flights run by Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa. Currently, there are plans to have 7 flights a week or one flight a day from Frankfurt or Munich. Check out the flight schedules on Singapore Airlines.

3. You must have stayed in Germany or Singapore for the last 21 consecutive days before your trip

Check out this step-by-step infographic by CNA for more info:

Credit: CNA on Facebook

What's the COVID-19 situation in Germany?

Covid-19 cases in Germany

Currently, the average number of active Covid-19 cases in Germany are around 3000 to 8000 daily. In Frankfurt, the 7-day moving average of active Covid-19 cases is around 400. In Munich, the 7-day moving is around 666.

Vaccination rate in Germany

As of 18 August 2021, 48.4 million people in Germany have been fully vaccinated while 52.9 million people have had at least 1 dose. That means that almost 60% of the population have completed the full vaccination regime.

How much will it cost to travel from Singapore to Germany?

Flight prices

Based on our checks on Singapore Airlines' website, round-trip flight tickets from Singapore to Frankfurt cost from about SGD959 to SGD970 in September and October. In November and December, flight prices are around SGD1226.

As for Munich, flight prices vary more and can range from SGD959 to SGD1702 in September and October. In November and December, flight prices range from SGD969 to SGD1110.

Covid-19 PCR test

The cost of a Covid-19 PCR test range from about SGD135-200. As you're required to do 4 PCR tests, the maximum amount you can expect to spend is SGD800.

Hence, the total cost that you're expected to fork out just for the flight and PCR tests will be around SGD1800 to SGD2000. Do bear in mind that this is not inclusive of accommodation, transport, food and other expenses.

If you're travelling from Singapore and are already dreaming of a European trip at the end of this year, we hope this has given you a clearer view of what to expect for your trip to Germany. Let us know if you'll be travelling to Germany under the VTL scheme!

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