Vaccinated travellers might be allowed to skip SHN, take frequent Covid-19 tests instead

Perhaps an incentive for travellers to get vaccinated.

Joshua Lee | June 24, 2021, 05:21 PM

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The Singapore government might allow concessions for travellers who are vaccinated, said co-chair of the multi-ministry task force, Gan Kim Yong on June 24.

According to Gan, these concessions might include allowing returning travellers, including Singaporeans, to skip the Stay-Home Notice (SHN), but subject themselves to more frequent Covid-19 testing.

Government might resume higher risk activities if two thirds of the population is vaccinated

The trade and industry minister said that Singapore will achieve 50 per cent full vaccination shortly.

"That means half our people will be protected," said Gan. "We expect the risk of infection and emergence of large clusters to be greatly reduced."

Gan added that as the country reaches of vaccinating two thirds of the population come August, the government might be able to resume some higher risk activities, like the travel concession mentioned above.

He also mentioned that the government might start allowing migrant workers as well as foreign domestic workers to enter the country.

"This will ease the immense pressures our companies have been under since the start of the pandemic," he said.

In response to a question about the required vaccination rate for air travel to open up again, Gan said that aside from Singapore's vaccination rate, one has to consider the vaccination rates in other countries which Singapore has travel arrangements with.

"If their vaccination coverage is high and able to control infection, we have more confidence," he said.

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