Singapore to ease travel restrictions from Sept 1

- A Monitor Desk Report 25 Aug, 2020 | 1144 Views|-+
Dhaka: Singapore is relaxing travel restrictions by allowing travellers from New Zealand and Brunei to enter the city-state without having to quarantine, and shortening the quarantine period for travellers from several low-risk countries from September 1.

The city-state closed its borders to tourists in March and later put in place a partial lockdown to control the coronavirus outbreak.

Travellers entering Singapore who have remained in either New Zealand or Brunei in the last 14 days prior to their entry are not required to complete a 14-day quarantine period known as a Stay-Home Notice (SHN).

However, they do have to undergo a COVID-19 test when they arrive in Singapore.

Travellers also have to apply for an Air Travel Pass (ATP) between 7-30 days before they enter Singapore. Returning Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders do not need to apply for an ATP.

Meanwhile, Singapore is reducing the duration of the SHN from 14 days to seven days for travellers from “low-risk countries/regions”. This includes Australia (excluding Victoria State), Macao, mainland China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Malaysia.

Travellers from the low-risk countries or regions will be allowed to serve their SHN at their place of residence, and undergo a COVID-19 test at the end of their SHN.

Travellers from all other countries and regions will still have to serve their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities, and also get tested for the coronavirus before the end of the SHN.

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