Jeam Out of Town Blog Hub (Outoftownblog.com) – Clark International Airport (CRK) is now a vital link to quarantine-free travel destinations using Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) services to and from Singapore.
From March 4, Singaporean carriers Scoot and Jetstar Asia will offer VTL services to Singapore from CRK. These grew when the Singapore Ministry of Transport recently included Clark in its Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme.
Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) program allows fully vaccinated people to enter Singapore without quarantine via designated VTL flights, provided specific VTL requirements are met.
VTL travelers do not need to take a polymerase chain reaction test (PCR test) upon arrival at Changi Airport. However, they will be required to take the Rapid Antigen Test (ART), a supervised self-swab test at any test center in Singapore within 24 hours of arrival. Short-term visitors and eligible work permit holders must also apply for a Vaccine Travel Pass (VTP). VTP applications for the Philippines will open on March 1 at 10 a.m. (Singapore time).
Jetstar Asia operates 6 times per week flights from Singapore to CRK and vice versa, while Scoot operates daily return flights.
The new measures are in line with Singapore’s borders reopening to reclaim its position as a global business and aviation hub.
Bi Yong Chungunco, CEO of Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corporation (LIPAD), which operates Clark International Airport, welcomes the development. “We are very pleased with this news as we remain optimistic that air travel demand will return to normal. Our facilities, including the new terminal as soon as it opens, are ready for safe and more dynamic air travel.