Singapore will be tightening border measures for travellers from Victoria State, Australia, following a recent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases within the state, by implementing a seven-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN), starting May 29, 2021, 11:59pm.
Previously, travellers from Australia who test negative for their Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test upon arrival were allowed to go about their activities in Singapore, without needing to serving a SHN.
Singaporeans, PRs & long-term pass holders from Victoria state must serve 7-day SHN
According to the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents (PRs) and Long-Term Pass holders entering Singapore with travel history to Victoria state, Australia, within the last 21 days before departure for Singapore will be subject to a Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival in Singapore.
They will also have to complete a seven-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at their place of residence, and a Covid-19 PCR test before the end of the SHN period.
In addition, short-term travellers holding an Air Travel Pass (ATP), with travel history to Victoria State, Australia, within the last 21 days before departure for Singapore will not be allowed to enter Singapore.
All other travellers departing from Australia, who have been in Australia (excluding Victoria State) in the last 21 days prior to travel will continue to be subject to a Covid-19 test upon arrival.
Those who test negative will not have to serve a SHN.
According to the Ministry of Health, border measures have to be adjusted as the global situation evolves, and any changes to border measures will be updated on the SafeTravel website.
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