All travellers with recent travel history to higher risk countries and regions will be required to serve a 21-day Stay Home Notice (SHN), from May 7, 2021, 11:59pm.
This is up from the current period of 14 days.
All travellers from higher-risk countries to serve 21-day SHN
This includes travellers from all countries and regions except Australia, Brunei, Mainland China, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) announced in a press conference on May 4.
The travellers will be required to serve their 21-day SHNs at dedicated SHN facilities.
Travellers who are currently serving their 14-day SHNs and have not completed their SHNs by May 7, 11:59pm, will be required to serve an additional seven days at their current facility to minimise movement and risk of transmission.
Travellers from Fiji and Vietnam to serve SHN at dedicated facilities as well
Travellers who have stayed in Fiji and Vietnam in the last 14 days before arrival in Singapore were previously allowed to opt out of serving their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.
From May 7, 11:59pm, travellers who have stayed in Fiji and Vietnam in the past consecutive 21 days before arrival in Singapore will be subjected to a 21-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities, with the option to serve the last seven days at their place of residence.
Previously, those who had stayed in Vietnam and Fiji in the last 14 days were allowed to opt out of serving a 14-day SHN at dedicated facilities.
Those who have yet to complete their 14-day SHN can complete it at their current SHN location, and request to serve an additional seven days at their place of residence, instead of at a dedicated SHN facility.
Further review on the tightening of measures will be taken at the end of May
Travellers from the United Kingdom, South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka who are currently required to serve 21-day SHNs will be required to serve the full duration of the SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.
Travellers from those locations who have yet to complete their 21-day SHN by May 7, 11:59pm, will have to complete their 21-day SHN at their current SHN location to minimise movement and risk of transmission.
MTF Co-chair Lawrence Wong said that a further review will be done on the global and local situation at the end of May to continue the fine-tuning of measures.
Extending consecutive travel history from 14 to 21 days
On Apr. 30, the MTF announced that long term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history (including transit) within the last 14 days to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore, from May 1, 11:59pm.
However, from May 7, 11:59pm, prevailing border measures that will apply to incoming travellers will be determined based on the travellers’ recent travel history in the past consecutive 21 days to countries/ regions, instead of 14 days, with the exception of bilaterally-negotiated travel lanes such as Air Travel Bubbles (ATB) and Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGL).
This will help aid the detection of any cases spread among any groups of travellers at pre-departure tests, MTF said.
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