Thanks to increasing Omicron instances worldwide, the republic of Singapore is freezing profits of all tickets for vaccinated journey lane (VTL) flights and buses beginning December 23 to January 20. If you have previously obtained a ticket for people dates, on the other hand, you can still vacation to Singapore by means of the VTL.
Starting December 23, airways will no for a longer period be allowed to offer new VTL flight tickets for travel into Singapore, and the suspension of gross sales also applies to these travelling on the Singapore-Malaysia land VTL.
In a assertion, the Ministry of Health and fitness in Singapore mentioned these measures are to limit publicity to imported Omicron case. VTL quotas and ticket product sales for journey just after January 20 will also be temporarily diminished.
MOH mentioned, “We are choosing up a lot more Omicron situations for the reason that of the fast spread of the variant across a lot of nations around the world/areas. So considerably, our improved tests routine for travellers has assisted us to detect 65 confirmed Omicron conditions. With intense contact tracing and ringfencing steps, we have, for now, been ready to limit onward group transmission. But it is a subject of time before the Omicron variant spreads in our local community.”
Most current Singapore VTL updates
Previous week, it was announced that the Singapore-Malaysia Land Vaccinated Vacation Lane (VTL) will be opened to the two Singapore and Malaysian citizens, successful 20 December. This was to let a lot more groups of people to journey in between Singapore and Malaysia. In the initial section, only permanent citizens from both country have been allowed to return property to reunite with their people.
In the meantime, The Edge documented that Malaysia Aviation Team (Magazine), the guardian company of Malaysia Airways, is awaiting acceptance from the Singapore and Malaysian governments on the proposal for an air VTL among Singapore and Penang.
Group chief govt officer Captain Izham Ismail claimed, “The success of utilizing the air VTL route earlier need to be taken as a benchmark for the implementation of the proposed air VTL route linking Penang and Singapore. Nevertheless, the decision on the implementation has not been designed nonetheless. (We) have to wait for decisions by Singapore and (Health Minister) Khairy Jamaluddin.”
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