Friday, January 21, 2022


Ticket sales for quarantine-free travel to Singapore resume

However, ticket quotas will be halved for air and land travel.

Thailand to restart quarantine-free travel from Feb 1

Visitors will have to isolate at a hotel while waiting for their test results and will be required to download a tracking app to ensure they comply with the rules.

Hong Kong suspends transit flights from most of the world due to Covid-19

The move comes as the city has seen around 50 cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant since the end of last year.

Shanghai cuts some tourism trips on Covid-19 cases again after brief resumption

There were further signs that Shanghai, one of China's most populous cities, was raising its Covid-19-related vigilance ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday travel peak later this month.

US criticises China over cancelled flights

The latest suspension affected two United Airlines flights from San Francisco to Shanghai and four China Southern Airlines flights from Los Angeles to Guangzhou.

No quarantine needed for fully vaxxed travellers with Covid history

Those who have yet to be fully vaccinated or who have not been vaccinated must be quarantined for a week.

US warns against travel to Canada as Omicron spreads

This month, Canada broke its one-day record for the highest number of people hospitalised with Covid-19.

US airport chaos as more than 2,600 flights cancelled

In the US, airports in Chicago were particularly hard-hit because of difficult weather.

Hong Kong says Omicron has spread despite Covid restrictions

Hong Kong's last Covid-19 case tracked outside its quarantine facilities and hotels was discovered in October.

Delta cites new China Covid rules after flight returns to US

Delta says the reason for the reversal was new Chinese requirements issued earlier that day in the wake of the latest Covid-19 surge.

US airlines scrap nearly 1,000 Christmas Day flights due to Omicron

Christmas holidays are peak time for air travel, but the rapid spread of the Omicron variant has led to a sharp increase in Covid-19 infections, forcing airlines to cancel flights as pilots and crew need quarantining.

Malaysia suspends ticket sales for quarantine-free travel to Singapore

This follows a similar move by Singapore to freeze all new ticket sales over the same period.

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