Earlier today the Ministry of Health reported that due to the number of imported COVID-19 cases, the country will stop the sales of travel VTL tickets into Singapore which includes both airline flights and land VTL (Malaysia).
The suspension will last from Thursday (Dec 23) to Jan 20, 2022.
Those who have previously purchased the VTL travel tickets will still be able to enter the country.
The Ministry added that imported cases has reached a new high after the Omicron variant.
“We are picking up more Omicron cases because of the rapid spread of the variant across many countries/regions. Thus far, our enhanced testing regime for travelers has helped us to detect 65 confirmed Omicron cases.”
“With aggressive contact tracing and ringfencing measures, we have, for now, been able to limit onward community transmission. But it is a matter of time before the Omicron variant spreads in our community.” said the MOH in a press release.