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Non-fully vaccinated travellers to Singapore not needed to quarantine from Aug 29

Travellers who are not fully vaccinated will no longer be required to serve the seven-day stay-home notice (SHN) quarantine upon arrival in Singapore from 11.59pm on Sunday (Aug 28), reports Choo Yun Ting for The Straits Times.

Entry approval application requirements for long-term pass holders and short-term visitors aged 13 and above who are not fully vaccinated will also be lifted at the same time.

The easing of these travel measures, announced by the multi-ministry task force tackling Covid-19 today, are in light of the improving local and global pandemic situation.

The removal of the SHN requirement for non-fully vaccinated travellers means that they will also no longer be subject to a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon exiting SHN. However, travellers who are not fully vaccinated must continue to test negative on a pre-departure test within two days before leaving for Singapore.

This pre-departure test can be either a PCR test, professionally administered antigen rapid test (ART), or a self-administered ART supervised remotely by a licensed Singapore provider.

Non-fully vaccinated short-term visitors will also continue to be required to purchase Covid-19 travel insurance to cover the duration of their stay in Singapore.

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have received a full regimen of approved vaccines.

Fully-vaccinated travellers have been able to enter Singapore without having to apply for entry approval, take Covid-19 tests or undergo SHN since travel restrictions were eased in April. They must show proof of vaccination in English, or translated to English, that contains personal identification details that can be matched against their passports. (Source: The Straits Times)


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