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Singapore freezes sales of new tickets for arrival without quarantine

Singapore will freeze the sale of arriving flight and bus tickets for four weeks starting Thursday under a travel program without quarantine, the government said.

The Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) program allows fully vaccinated travelers arriving from a particular country on a designated flight or bus to enter the country without quarantine. Travelers are required to take regular tests.

The program lists about 20 countries, including Australia, India, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

However, the government said Wednesday that new tickets would not be issued for those who want to arrive from these countries from Thursday to January 20th.

“Our border measures will give more time to study and understand variants of Omicron, strengthen medical capacity, and give more people vaccination and support,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement. Will help strengthen defense, including. “

The government has also announced that it will reduce VTL allocation and ticket sales for travel after January 20th. For flights, the total number of VTL tickets is limited to 50% of the previously allocated allocation.

Travelers who already have a ticket on a VTL flight or bus and meet all other requirements can continue to travel under the program.

The government also urged people arriving in Singapore to minimize social interaction, avoid large gatherings, and eat out for seven days, even if the tests that must be done daily each week are negative. ..

Singapore has identified 65 imported Omicron cases and a small number of local cases. However, the government said it was able to limit the transmission of the community since then.

The Ministry of Health said on Monday that it had found a suspicious Omicron. Jim’s cluster.

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/706684/Singapore-to-freeze-new-ticket-sales-for-quarantin Singapore freezes sales of new tickets for arrival without quarantine

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