Travellers from Taiwan must serve 21-day SHN on arrival in S'pore from May 16, 2359hrs

This change is due to an increase in cases in Taiwan.

Nigel Chua | May 16, 2021, 12:59 AM

Travellers from Taiwan were previously allowed to go about activities in Singapore without serving Stay-Home Notice (SHN), if their on-arrival Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test results are negative.

This will no longer be the case from May 16, 2021, 2359 hours, due to an increase in cases in Taiwan, said the Multi-Ministry Taskforce in a May 15 announcement.

Instead, the following restrictions will apply to those with travel history to Taiwan in the last 21 days before their departure to Singapore:

  • Short-term travellers holding an Air Travel Pass (ATP) with travel history to Taiwan within the last 21 days before departure for Singapore, will not be allowed to enter Singapore.
  • Singapore Citizens (SCs), Permanent Residents (PRs) and Long-Term Pass holders will be required to serve a 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities, and an additional 7-day SHN at their place of residence. They will undergo Covid-19 PCR tests on-arrival, on Day 14 of their SHN, and before the end of their 21-day SHN period
  • Travellers who are not SCs or PRs will have an additional requirement of testing negative within 72 hours of departure for Singapore, and will need to present a valid negative Covid-19 test result as a condition of approval to enter Singapore.

Meanwhile, those entering Singapore from May 15, 0001 hours, and before the new restrictions take effect, will be subject to Government-funded Covid-19 PCR tests on Day 3 and Day 7 of their arrival in Singapore.

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