Singapore VTL suspended amidst Omicron variants. Flights and other channels sale are being frozen starting 23 Dec, VTL quota will decrease by 50%.
You can still do so by the end of today (22 December 2021). Therefore, please do so as soon as you can.
Without a doubt, your travel plan will go down the bin.
The most common questions will be:
Q: So what if you already have existing bookings then?
A: Thankfully, we believe that those with current bookings will still proceed with the travel, unless you decide to cancel them.
For entry into Singapore on those designated VTL flights from Jan 21, total ticket sales will also decrease by 50%.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) mentioned the above in a separate release.
Singapore’s border measures will help to buy the country time to study and understand the Omicron variant, and to strengthen its defences, including enhancing its healthcare capacity, and getting more people vaccinated and boostedMinistry of Health told CNA
Importance of having VTL Insurance
Not long ago that we covered on the VTL insurance to cover from unexpected cancellation and so. This is a good time to read further on those and how you can cover yourselves from these risks.
Furthermore, we can expect that tightening up will come soon.
We expected that VTL suspended soon as the Omicron goes for rampage here. However, we also did not expect such drastic measures as this. It is true that Omicron has a very high infectious rates. Therefore, Government is stepping up their measures to protect their citizens.
As we always believe, safety always comes first, although this is very frustrating for some.
Entering Singapore via Non-VTL Routes
You can surely enter Singapore without VTL. Contrarily, we are back to SHN measures effectively. This means that most of the inbound travellers will most likely have to undergo at least 7 days SHN.
If you are looking for which hotel that you might end up with in the scenario that you do not have your own accommodation, we have in fact a guide on this.
Find out which hotel you might get allocated to here. We have pretty much credible source to validate them.