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Singapore eases post-covid entry rules

by on March 25, 2022
 

Singapore is set to regain its place as one of the world’s top air hubs. This is is music to the ears to travellers who fly regularly between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, one of the busiest air routes in the world, pre-covid. Singapore has just announced that it will ease post-covid entry rules, matching Malaysia, which reopens its borders to all international travellers on 1st April 2022.

Singapore’s post-covid entry rules

All Covid-19 vaccinated travellers and children aged 12 and below can enter Singapore quarantine free from 11.59pm on March 31 with just a pre-departure Covid-19 test. The Ministry of Health will monitor the pre-departure test requirement, which may be dropped in coming weeks.

It will no longer be required for travellers to

  • take only designated flights to enter Singapore quarantine-free
  • take a Covid-19 antigen rapid test (ART) within 24 hours of arrival

There will be no more quotas on the number of daily arrivals entry and approvals are no longer required for all vaccinated travellers.

Travellers not fully vaccinated

  • Non-fully vaccinated travellers aged 13 and above are generally not allowed to enter Singapore.
  • This applies to long-term pass holders and short-term visitors
  • Exemptions will be made for long-term pass holders who are
    • medically ineligible for vaccines
    • aged 13 to 17
    • with other valid entry approvals
      • for both long-term pass holders and short-term visitors
  • Non-fully vaccinated travellers are required to
    • take a pre-departure test within two days before departure for Singapore,
    • undergo a seven-day stay-home notice,
    • take a polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) at the end of the 7 days

For more information, check the Singapore Ministry of Health website. It’s easy to use and there’s lots of Covid-19 information on the Home page.

Land travel between Singapore and Malaysia

…. From 1 April 2022, for travel across the land border between Singapore and Malaysia, both countries will allow fully vaccinated travellers to enter without the need to undergo quarantine or testing, including pre-departure and on-arrival tests. This will apply to all categories of travellers and modes of transport via the land border. Joint statement from Singapore & Malaysian Prime Ministers, 24th March 2022

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