Singapore likely to allow quarantine-free travel from September

By TIN Media | Singapore News Published 1 month ago on 28 July 2021
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SINGAPORE :

From September, Singapore will most likely let fully vaccinated COVID-19 travellers to travel without quarantine. Prior to August 18, tighter requirements on fully vaccinated residents may be relaxed. According to the Singapore government, by that time, 80% of the city-population state's will have been vaccinated.

A senior minister remarked during a parliament session that Singapore will gradually ease international travel with countries who have successfully managed the COVID-19 crisis in order to reestablish the city-status state's as a tourism, business, and talent hub.

According to sources, the administration would instead develop travel corridors with regions or countries where COVID-19 is under control, despite the fact that the country will open its doors to all fully vaccinated travellers in September.

Finance Minister Lawrence Wong also stated that a final decision on relaxing travel restrictions will be reviewed in early August. He said that the easing will be differentiated and limited to only those who have been vaccinated, as they are better protected against the virus's symptoms. He further said that if someone wants to go to the gym or eat at a restaurant, they must likewise be completely vaccinated.

It is advised that travellers delay booking a trip to Singapore for the time being. While this announcement bodes well for India's tourism future, it's still uncertain whether India will be added to the list of countries with no quarantine requirements if the September deadline is passed.

Also, going by the trends on how most travel restrictions have kept changing during the pandemic, it is likely that policies may change at any moment.

 


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