S'pore tightens border measures with Fiji, adopts 'risk-based approach' with Israel

Updates to border measures.

Mandy How | June 14, 2021, 03:00 PM

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has updated Singapore's border measures for travellers from Fiji and Israel, the ministry announced in a news release on June 14, 2021.

Fiji

With immediate effect, travellers from Fiji will have to serve the full duration of their 21-day Stay-home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities.

This applies to all travellers entering Singapore who have travel history in the past 21 days to Fiji.

The measure has been implemented due to the worsening situation in Fiji, MOH said.

Previously, the 21-day SHN consisted of 14 days at a dedicated facility, followed by 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 June 16, 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 are currently serving their SHN at their place of residence or at a self-sourced accommodation will be required to complete their 21-day SHN at their current location to minimise movement and risk of transmission.

Israel

Given the improving situation in Israel, MOH said it will be adopting a "risk-based approach".

Incoming travellers who have remained in Israel in the last 21 days before arrival in Singapore from June 16, 2021, 11:59pm will be able to serve the last seven days of their 21-day SHN at their place of residence.

Travellers who complete their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities before June 16, 2021, 11:59 pm can also serve the last seven days of SHN at a place of residence.

It was previously announced that travellers from Israel had to serve the entire duration of their 21-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.

All travellers serving a 21-day SHN will undergo three Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests: on arrival, on day 14 of their SHN, and before the end of their 21-day SHN period.

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