Travellers from Taiwan will be able to go about their activities in Singapore if they test negative for Covid-19 after taking a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival from 11:59pm on Aug. 7, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.
The updated border measure has been taken as the situation in Taiwan has improved, MOH said in a press release issued on Aug. 5.
Previously, travellers from Taiwan were subjected to a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at a dedicated SHN facility (or opt out to serve at their place of residence), in addition to two Covid-19 PCR tests upon arrival and before the end of their SHN period.
In its statement, MOH added that short-term visitors with travel history to Taiwan, within the last 21 days before departure for Singapore, can apply for an Air Travel Pass with immediate effect, for entry into Singapore on or after Aug. 12.
They will undergo a Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival, and will be allowed to go about their activities in Singapore if the PCR test result is negative.
However, travellers who are already serving their 14-day SHN at their place of residence as of 11:59pm on Aug. 7 will still be required to complete their 14-day SHN and exit swab.
Travellers are advised to visit the SafeTravel website for updated border measures before entering Singapore.
According to Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), the island reported its lowest daily number on Aug. 5 since it issued an island-wide epidemic alert in mid-May, with six new domestically transmitted Covid-19 cases.