Singapore freezes new VTL bookings into Singapore until Jan 20, 2022
Their efforts are in response to the global emergence of COVID-19’s Omicron variant.
To remain vigilant against COVID-19’s Omicron variant, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has imposed new travel restrictions for travellers entering Singapore.
This includes freezing new Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) ticket sales into Singapore via both land and air until Jan 20, 2022.
In a press release on Dec 22, MOH said: “We will also temporarily reduce the VTL quotas and ticket sales for travel after Jan 20, 2022. We will continue to monitor developments closely and update this policy as the situation changes.”
Travellers who have already purchased tickets can still travel into Singapore under the VTL, but will have to go through an enhanced testing regime.
Apart from undergoing an on-arrival test, travellers must present a negative result on their daily self-administered antigen rapid tests (ARTs) before going out for activities.
Results have to be submitted on days two, four, five and six, through a link which will be sent to them. On the third and seventh day of their stay, the tests must be done under supervision at a Combined Test Centre (CTC) or Quick Test Centre (QTC).
Travellers who do not adhere to the new measures will be issued a stay-order or stay-home notice and face enforcement actions under the Infectious Disease Act.