On Tuesday, May 4, the government announced that from May 8, travelers who have been in higher-risk countries and regions will have to serve a 21-day stay-home notice at dedicated facilities. This applies to travelers coming from all places except Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Mainland China, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
Travelers who are in the process of completing their SHN but who don’t complete it before May 8, will have to serve an additional seven days at their current SHN location.
This significant expansion is in response to variants of COVID-19 spreading from South Asia to Southeast Asia.
Travelers from Fiji and Vietnam | From May 8, travelers who have been in Fiji or Vietnam within the past 21 days before their arrival in Singapore will have to complete a 21-day stay-home notice at dedicated facilities. The final seven days can be completed at their personal residence. Travelers who were in Fiji or Vietnam and who are in the process of completing their SHN but who don’t complete it before May 8, can complete their remaining SHN at their current location, and they may request to complete the additional seven days at their personal residence.
Travelers from the United Kingdom, South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka | From May 8, travelers from these regions will have to complete the full 21-day SHN at a dedicated facility. Travelers who have not completed their SHN before May 8 will have to remain in their current location.
All travelers serving a 21-day SHN will do a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, on day 14, and before the end of the 21-day period.
On Friday, the Singapore government suspended short-term visitors and long-term pass holders who had recently traveled to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
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