Singapore Temporarily Freezes Ticket Sales for Land and Air VTL from 23rd December Until 20th January
With Omicron cases rising globally, the land Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) bus tickets available for travel into Singapore or Malaysia will be temporarily disabled by Singapore’s Ministry Trade and Industry (MTI) according to news reported by Bernama.
Travellers with Tickets for VTL Bus can still Travel Under Land VTL Confirms MTI
The ministry confirmed that those who were not Singapore citizens nor Singapore permanent residents could also continue to apply for their Vaccinated Travel Pass if they have not done so via Singapore Government’s VTL portal.
"We will also temporarily reduce the capacity and ticket sales, for travel via land VTL from Jan 21, 2022, onwards by half or equivalent of 24 bus rides per day one way. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and adjust the land VTL capacity, taking into account the public health situation in both countries and globally," said MTI.
Enhanced Testing Protocol Still of Urgent Importance
The MTI added that the enhanced testing protocol “includes an on-arrival supervised Antigen Rapid Test (ART), as well as the seven-day ART protocol.” The ministry also added that travellers should exercise personal responsibility by minimising social interactions, continuing to wear a mask and avoiding large gatherings or crowing for seven days after arrival, even with a negative daily ART result.
Travellers who feel unwell, including those showing early or mild symptoms, should be socially responsible and seek medical attention immediately.
Passengers have the Singapore Government’s Safe Travel webpage to consult for further info.