SINGAPORE – Finances provider Jetstar Asia has acquired approval from the authorities to function designated flights from Thailand and Cambodia into Singapore beneath a quarantine-free journey scheme, forward of the scheme’s enlargement to 6 extra nations subsequent week.
The provider stated on Tuesday (Dec 7) that it’ll function as much as 5 vaccinated journey lane (VTL) flights per week from Bangkok to Singapore from Dec 15.
It’ll additionally function 5 weekly VTL flights from Phnom Penh to Singapore from Dec 16.
Beneath the VTL scheme, inbound travellers who’re totally vaccinated towards Covid-19 do not need to serve stay-home discover on arrival in Singapore. However they should ebook designated flights, and bear a number of Covid-19 swab checks.
Singapore will lengthen the VTL scheme to travellers from Thailand from 11.59pm on Dec 13.
The scheme will probably be additional expanded to travellers arriving from Cambodia, together with Fiji, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Turkey, from 11.59pm on Dec 15.
As Thailand and Cambodia have earlier opened up their borders to vaccinated travellers from Singapore, the Republic’s transfer to develop the VTL to them paves the best way for quarantine-free spherical journeys to those nations.
Travellers do not need to ebook designated flights with the intention to fly to Bangkok and Phnom Penh with out quarantine.
Jetstar Asia’s head of business and regional normal supervisor of South-east Asia, Mr Woo Wai Keong, stated that Bangkok and Phnom Penh have vibrant road life and scrumptious meals.
“Not solely will native travellers welcome this information, however we additionally anticipate to see robust demand for these providers from transiting passengers travelling from Europe and the US by way of Singapore,” he stated.
Flag provider Singapore Airways earlier introduced that it’ll function 14 weekly VTL flights from Bangkok to Singapore from Dec 14.
It’ll additionally function a day by day VTL flight from Phnom Penh from Dec 16.
By Dec 16, Singapore may have began VTLs for twenty-four nations.
Based on the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, 26 airways have secured approval to function VTL flights into Singapore.