New Travel Update for Australia, United States and Singapore

As COVID cases are on a decline all over the world, many countries have started easing their travel restrictions and make way for tourists.

The latest to join this list are Australia, the United States and Singapore.

Here’s a quick snippet:

  • Australia is set to remove pre-departure RT-PCR for travellers from April 17. 
  • US eases COVID-19 travel advisory for India from ‘Level 3’ to ‘Level 1’.
  • Singapore to allow quarantine-free travel for the fully-vaccinated via regular flights from April 1.

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Starting April 17, 2022, Australia will be scrapping the requirement of a pre-departure RT-PCR for travellers entering the country.

Passengers need to carry proof of double vaccination against COVID-19. They will also have to wear a mask throughout their international flights. 

Also Read: International flights under 10k from India

United States

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reduced India’s travel risk rating from ‘Level 3’ (high risk) to ‘Level 1’ (low risk). It advised travellers to be up to date on their vaccinations and to wear a mask in indoor spaces.

Passengers travelling to the United States from India must have a negative RT-PCR report of a test conducted within 24 hours of departure. Children under the age of two years are exempt from this requirement. All visitors to the country should be fully-vaccinated.

People who have recovered from COVID-19 infection in the past 90 days may travel with their recovery documents instead.


Starting April 1, 2022, fully-vaccinated adults and non-fully-vaccinated children (aged 12 and below) will be allowed to travel to Singapore without quarantine. They no longer have to opt for Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights.

Passengers will just have to take a pre-departure PCR test or an Antigen within two days of departure

In addition to a pre-departure test, non-fully-vaccinated travellers (aged 13 and up) will be subject to a 7-day quarantine upon arrival in Singapore. They will also be required to take a PCR test at the end of the quarantine period. 

For more information, read Singapore to Ease Travel Rules from April 1

See the official tweet here:

Want to know the travel rules for various countries? Refer to our COVID Guidelines Tracker here.

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