As Covid-19 cases in New Zealand continue to rise, the authorities will be implementing stricter border measures for travellers from New Zealand, according to the Ministry of Health's (MOH) press release on Saturday (Aug. 28).
All Singaporeans, Permanent Residents (PRs) and Long-Term Pass holders with travel history to New Zealand within the last 21 days will have to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival.
They will also be required to serve a 7-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at their place of residence, and undergo another PCR test before the end of their SHN.
Meanwhile, short-term travellers holding an Air Travel Pass (ATP) will not be allowed to enter Singapore if they have travel history to New Zealand within the last 21 days.
The new measures will take effect from 11.59pm on Aug. 30.
Relaxed measures for travellers from Jiangsu, China
MOH has also relaxed measures for travellers from Jiangsu province, Mainland China, effective from 11.59pm, Aug. 30.
All travellers entering Singapore with travel history to Jiangsu province within the last 21 days before departure for Singapore will undergo a Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival.
They will be allowed to go about their activities in Singapore if their test result is negative.
They will not be required to serve a 7-day SHN period.
Travellers who are already serving their 7-day SHN at their place of residence as of 11.59pm, Aug.30, will still be required to complete their 7-day SHN and exit swab.
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