According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights and designated cross-border bus services will be suspended starting today, 23rd December 2021 till 20th January 2022.

Singapore’s Ministry of Health has temporarily frozen ticket sales for travels under Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme. On Tuesday it was announced that the decisions taken were due to the rapid spread of the mutated covid strain, Omicron across the world. These measures were taken a day after Thailand had suspended the application for the quarantine-free program. The authorities will also temporarily reduce VTL quotas and ticket sales for travel after January 20th, in another move to limit exposure to imported Omicron cases.

Eligible travelers who have earlier bought tickets will still be allowed to travel via the quarantine-free travel scheme. VTL scheme allows passengers to without undergoing mandated quarantine. As of Monday, 71 cases of Omicron were confirmed in Singapore and 65 cases were imported cases.

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