Travellers with history to India, Bangladesh, Pakistan may enter S'pore from Wed

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Passengers arriving from Amsterdam get their bags at Changi Airport in Singapore on October 20, 2021, a day after the country began quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated passengers from eight countries, part of a plan to ease restrictions as the business hub gears up to live with the coronavirus. / AFP / Roslan RAHMAN
Passengers arriving from Amsterdam get their bags at Changi Airport in Singapore on October 20, 2021, a day after the country began quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated passengers from eight countries, part of a plan to ease restrictions as the business hub gears up to live with the coronavirus. / AFP / Roslan RAHMAN

SINGAPORE – Travellers, excluding short-term visitors, with a 14-day travel history to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be allowed to enter and transit through Singapore from 11.59pm on Tuesday (26 October). 

In a press release on Saturday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that these travellers will be subject to Category IV border measures. 

Short-term visitors may only transit through Singapore. 

In addition, the MOH said, based on the COVID-19 situation in Cambodia, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Mongolia, Qatar, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, South Africa, Tonga, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Vietnam, they will be placed in Category III from 11.59pm on 26 October. 

Streamlined testing procedures

Testing protocols and procedures have also been streamlined for travellers arriving or transiting through Singapore. 

From 11.59pm on 26 October: 

  • All travellers from Category II (non-Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL)), III and IV countries will no longer need to undergo an on-arrival Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, and will only undergo an end of Stay-Home Notice (SHN) exit PCR test. 

  • All travellers from Category III countries or regions will serve their 10-day SHN at their declared place of residence or accommodation regardless of the travellers’ and their household members’ vaccination status and travel history. By default, they will not be allocated accommodation in any dedicated SHN facilities. Returning residents should ensure that alternative accommodation is secured prior to their return if their homes are unsuitable for their SHN. 

  • Travellers from Category IV countries or regions will still be required to serve their 10-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.

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