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Hopes Of Tourism Recovery In Singapore

In 2019 around 19.1 million people visited Singapore, that dropped to just 330,000 in 2021, a record low, as the pandemic halted international travel. Main picture Gardens by the Bay, Singapore credit Hanisah Kamis on Unsplash There are hopes now however that the first seeds of recovery have already been sown after the launch ofContinue reading "Hopes Of Tourism Recovery In Singapore"

Indonesia Opens Islands To Singapore Visitors

Indonesia today announced that visitors from Singapore will be allowed to travel to Batam and Bintan as part of their efforts to restart tourism in the country. Main picture Bintan beach Indonesia credit Kharl Anthony Paica on Unsplash The two islands sit around 15 km (9.32 miles) and 30 km from Singapore and prior toContinue reading "Indonesia Opens Islands To Singapore Visitors"

Singapore VTL Daily Test Change

Concerned about rising global cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Singapore imposed mandatory daily antigen rapid testing (ART) for all visitors under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme on days 2 to 7 after arrival. This move has been credited with helping to detect more than 700 imported cases of the Omicron variant. MainContinue reading "Singapore VTL Daily Test Change"

Singapore Suspends VTL Travel Scheme

Singapore has followed Thailand in suspending its foreign travel arrangements due to the threat of the Covid-19 Omicron variant. Main picture Singapore at night credit Jure Tufekcic on Unsplash The sale of tickets for arriving flights and buses under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) will be frozen for four weeks from Thursday 23rd December. TheContinue reading "Singapore Suspends VTL Travel Scheme"

Jetstar Asia Launches Singapore VTL Flights

Budget airline Jetstart Asia has announced that it has received approval to launch Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) approved flights to Singapore from Cambodia and Thailand. Main picture Jetstar asia plane coming in to land credit Steven Byles on flickr All airline passengers wishing to visit Singapore under the VTL scheme must travel on an approvedContinue reading "Jetstar Asia Launches Singapore VTL Flights"

Singapore Travel Changes Due To Omicron

Singapore has announced that there will be increased border measures and that the roll out of Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) to new countries will be suspended as it evaluates the Covid-19 Omicron variant. Main picture Changi Jewel, Singapore credit Scribbling Geek on Unsplash Singapore has not yet recorded any cases of the Omicron variant butContinue reading "Singapore Travel Changes Due To Omicron"

Singapore Adds More Vaccinated Travel Lanes

Travellers from 6 more countries will be allowed to visit Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) scheme from the middle of december it was announced today. Main picture Singapore from the air credit Dronepicr on flickr Travellers from Thailand will be able to visit from 14th December, while those from Cambodia, Fiji, Maldives, SriContinue reading "Singapore Adds More Vaccinated Travel Lanes"

Singapore Malaysia Land Border To Reopen

[REUTERS] Singapore and Malaysia will next week launch a quarantine-free travel lane at their land border crossing, one of the world’s busiest, for people vaccinated against COVID-19, the two countries said on Wednesday. Main picture Kuala Lumpur at night credit Azlan Baharudin on Unsplash The plan, effective 29th November expands an already announced move toContinue reading "Singapore Malaysia Land Border To Reopen"

Singapore Hopes To Continue Hosting Formula 1

The Singapore Grand Prix has been an exciting addition to the Formula 1 calendar since 2008, but the races for 2020 and 2021 were both cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Main picture the Ferrari of race winner Sebastien Vettel at the Singapore Grand Prix credit Macua Photo Agency on Unsplash The 2021 race wasContinue reading "Singapore Hopes To Continue Hosting Formula 1"

Travellers From More Countries To Be Allowed To Visit Singapore

Officials in Singapore have announced that the Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) will be expanded again, with travellers from additional countries allowed to travel, quarantine-free, under the scheme. Main picture Gardens in the Bay at nightime in Singapore credit Steve Douglas on Unsplash Visitors from Indonesia and India will be able to travel under VTL arrangementsContinue reading "Travellers From More Countries To Be Allowed To Visit Singapore"

Quarantine Free Travel To Restart Between Singapore and Malaysia

Fully vaccinated travellers will now be able to travel by air between Malaysia and Singapore without the need for quarantine from 29th November. Main picture Singapore credit Mike Enerio on Unsplash The announcement of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) came in a joint statement today and will link Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia withContinue reading "Quarantine Free Travel To Restart Between Singapore and Malaysia"

Singapore Winners In World Travel Awards

The Asia category of the 2021 World Travel Awards have been announced and Singapore resorts and hotels have picked up a number of awards. Main picture Raffles Hotel, Singapore The awards means that the winners are in line to win the overall World Awards which will be announced later in the year. The winners wereContinue reading "Singapore Winners In World Travel Awards"

Singapore To Allow Swiss And Australia Visitors

Singapore has announced that visitors from Australia and Switzerland will be able to visit quarantine-free from 8th November under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL). Main picture Singapore at night credit Jure Tufekcic on Unsplash Visitors under the VTL scheme must be fully vaccinated and undertake a pre-departure Covid-19 test. On arrival in Singapore travellers will takeContinue reading "Singapore To Allow Swiss And Australia Visitors"

Singapore To Begin Travel Bubble With Australia

Singapore is planning to announce a travel bubble with Australia as early as next week to allow some travellers to visit quarantine-free from November. Main picture Changi Airport, Singapore credit Lucas Law on Unsplash The plan was confirmed by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison who suggested that fully vaccinated business travellers and students would beContinue reading "Singapore To Begin Travel Bubble With Australia"

First Travellers Arrive Under Singapore Travel Lanes

The first passengers to arrive under the new Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) landed at Changi Airport earlier today. Main picture sees passengers from Amsterdam arrive at Changi Airport under Singapore’s expanded Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) quarantine-free travel scheme, as the city-state opens its borders to more countries amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, inContinue reading "First Travellers Arrive Under Singapore Travel Lanes"

Blow To Singapore Travel Lanes

From today travellers from 8 more countries can travel to Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) scheme, however one of those countries has now advised against travel to the city state. Main picture Singapore credit Cattan2011 on flickr The United States, one of the biggest potential markets, has announced that Singapore will move toContinue reading "Blow To Singapore Travel Lanes"

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