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Singapore Suspends Sales Of VTL Tickets Over Omicron Fears

today22 December 2021

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(Source: AP/SCMP)

The Singaporean Ministry of Health has announced today, 22 December that tighter border controls will be implemented amid a surge of the Omicron variant there.

As a result, sales of air and bus tickets under the Vaccinated Travel Scheme (VTL) will be suspended from tomorrow until January 20, affecting over two dozen countries – including Malaysia.

β€œOur border measures will help to buy us time to study and understand the Omicron variant,” the ministry said per Straits Times.

Travel under the land VTL between Singapore and Malaysia will also be affected. (Source: EPA/New Straits Times)

Transport Minister S. Iswaran however clarified that passengers who have already bought tickets to travel during that period will still be allowed in.

β€œI would like to assure those who already hold VTL flight tickets and meet all requirements under the VTLs: you can still continue to travel to Singapore without…

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Written by: Ahmad Hamizan


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