Singapore: All travellers to undergo mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival

Singapore: All travellers to undergo mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival

All those travelling to Singapore, including permanent residents and Singaporeans, will now be required to undertake COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival in Singapore. This was announced by the Ministry of Health recently.

Singapore has been witnessing a rise in the Coronavirus cases, particularly arriving from other countries. As per the reports, the new rule will come into effect from 11:59 PM on January 24. This move comes in the wake of managing the hazard of imported COVID cases.

This will take effect from 11:59 PM on January 24 as part of tighter border measures to manage the risk of imported COVID-19 cases. Reportedly, the Ministry confirmed four COVID cases from the community (or local); while one case is from the dormitories for foreign workers, and 19 are imported cases.

Singapore: All travellers to undergo mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival

The Ministry further noted the worsening COVID situation around the world and the emergence of new COVID-19 variants. It added that the multi-ministry task force is making all the efforts to regularly review Singapore’s border measures, to ensure the risk of virus importation is managed.

Earlier, Singapore authorities restricted entry and transit for all short-term and long-term pass holders and visitors with a recent travel history to South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Further, as per the airports, those applying to enter Singapore under Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGLs) and Air Travel Pass (ATP) will need to have travel insurance for their COVID-19-related hospitalisation and medical treatment costs in Singapore, with a minimum coverage of SGD 30,000 (INR 1650000 approx). This will be applicable from 11.59 PM on January 31, 2021.

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