All travellers entering Singapore with a travel history to Vietnam in the past 21 days will be required to serve a 21-day Stay Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated facilities with immediate effect.
Recent increase in cases reported in Vietnam
The tightening of border measures by the Multi-ministry Task Force (MTF) announced on May 13 is due to a recent increase in Covid-19 cases reported in Vietnam.
According to VN Express, Vietnam has seen an increase in number of local Covid-19 infections since May 4. On May 13, it reported 21 local cases.
Travellers from Vietnam were previously required to serve a 21-day SHN consisting of a 14-day SHN at dedicated facilities, and an additional seven days at a place of residence or self-sourced accommodation.
Travellers who have not completed their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities by May 15, 11:59pm will be required to serve the additional seven days at their current dedicated SHN facility.
These travellers will be contacted regarding the additional costs to be paid.
Those who complete their 14-day SHN at dedicated facilities before May 15, 11:59pm can serve the additional seven days at a place of residence.
Travellers currently serving SHN in place of residence to complete SHN at current location
Travellers who are currently serving their SHN at a place of residence or self-sourced accommodation will be required to complete their 21-day SHN at their current location to minimise movement and risk of transmission.
Travellers serving their 21-day SHN will undergo a PCR swab test on arrival, on their 14th day of SHN, and before the end of the 21-day period.
Travellers from Fiji will still be allowed to serve the additional seven days at their place of residence.
Changes and updates to border measures will be shared on the SafeTravel website.
Travellers are advised to visit the website to check for the most updated border measures before entering Singapore and be prepared to be subjected to the prevailing border measures upon entry, including payment for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities, tests and treatment.
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