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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Jetstar Asia flights between Singapore and Darwin resume after a gap of 2 years

Jetstar Asia will resume its flights between Singapore and Darwin after a two-year halt in travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state government of the Northern Territory said in a media release on Monday that the first scheduled flight from Singapore to Darwin will touch down at 4.45 am on Tuesday, marking the start of international tourism to the region.

Tourism and Hospitality Minister Natasha Files said the resumption of services between Darwin and Singapore is important for tourism, education and trade.

“We at Comeback Capital welcome the return of Jetstar Asia flights and look forward to bringing our friends in Singapore the joy the region has to offer,” she said.

“The regional government has worked with the Commonwealth to lead the safe repatriation of Australians throughout the pandemic and we are excited to see an international commercial flight route between Singapore and Darwin return.”

Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pashupati also said it was exciting to resume flights between the two destinations.

“We know our customers can’t wait to travel again, so it’s great to once again offer two-way quarantine-free travel between Singapore and Australia’s stunning Northern Territory,” he said.

“Since the launch of our direct service to Darwin in 2008, we have flown over 1.2 million visitors between the two cities and the Northern Territory is a must-see, offering awe-inspiring natural landscape less than five hours from Singapore. remains a worthy destination. And in return, we can’t wait to welcome Australians to the Lion City and provide them access to Jetstar Asia’s Southeast Asian network.”

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This comes on Monday as new border rules, under which fully vaccinated visitors to the area no longer have to take a two-week quarantine period upon arrival, but can travel to any city or community immediately, Which has an overall vaccination rate as high as 80 percent, which includes major tourist destinations such as Uluru, Kings Canyon and Kakadu.

There are currently 66 communities that are considered “more vulnerable” because they have not yet reached an 80 percent full vaccination rate, and these places will be off-limits for travelers for the first 14 days of their travel.

In addition, travelers to the area would still be required to obtain three PCR tests, the first a negative result within 72 hours before entering the area, the second a negative result within the first three days of travel, and the third on day six. .

Jetstar Asia flights between Singapore and Darwin will initially operate twice a week.

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