The ICA added: “We regret the inconvenience caused and thank applicants for their understanding.
“There is no quota for vaccinated passes for air travel under the VTL. Singapore citizens and permanent residents do not need to apply to enter Singapore.”
Vaccinated passes are only applicable to foreign short-term travelers and long-term pass holders.
The two vaccinated traffic lanes (VTL) between Singapore and Malaysia and Singapore and Indonesia are due to start next Monday (November 29).
Applications for vaccinated passes for travelers from India also opened at 6 p.m., and the site continued to see high volume overnight.
Travel between Singapore and Malaysia has been planned for some time since Malaysia closed its borders in March last year.
Many families have members on both sides of the border and the two countries have strong trade ties. More than 10,000 Malaysians continue to live and work here after almost 20 months without being able to be with their families in Malaysia.
Before Covid-19, Singapore-Kuala Lumpur was the busiest international air route in the world, with around 40 daily flights and an average of 7,000 arrivals per day at Changi Airport.
Indonesia was one of Changi Airport’s top three markets before the pandemic. Even during Covid-19 last year, it accounted for 11.6% of the Republic’s tourism receipts.
The current VTL, however, is one-way – although travelers from Indonesia are allowed entry without quarantine, travelers from Singapore remain excluded from Indonesia.