Singapore set to open boarders for travelers
From 19 October, people will be able to travel freely from Singapore to a dozen countries around the world, without quarantine and with fewer swab tests, as long as they are vaccinated. By 15 November, another nine countries will be added to the list.
“The cabin fever was just driving us crazy. There’s no demarcation between leisure and work here,” Low Ka Wei, a corporate communications executive, told the BBC.
After the announcement, the demand for tickets was so great that travel websites crashed. The website of Singapore Airlines went down over the weekend, causing a frenzy among eager travellers and leading one Reddit thread to pose the question: “Did we just collectively break SIA’s website?”.
Having no luck online, Mr Low and many others went the old fashioned way: spending hours waiting in line outside a downtown airline office to book.