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Border restrictions gradually easing in Singapore

2020 Nov 3

Border restrictions for travellers from China and Victoria, Australia are to be lifted in Singapore, commencing from November 6th. 

The initiative to open the borders of the country allows travellers to move freely without being quarantined if their PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test results are negative on arrival. The move is also inclusive of citizens of Singapore, permanent residents and long term pass holders, returning from the two destinations. 

According to a statement released by The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) on October 29th, mainland China and Victoria were added to the list because of their effective public health surveillance systems that aided the control of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus. 

The statement also notes that China has a virus local incidence rate of 0.00009 cases per 100,000 people, while Victoria has a rate of 0.099 cases per 100,000 people

The list also includes Brunei, New Zealand, Vietnam and other states of Australia. 

From November 6th, travellers are required to apply for an air travel pass, provided that they have remained in China or Australia for 14 days before entering Singapore. 1,375 applications have been approved by CAAS as of October 29th. It was also noted that there were no travellers who entered the country that tested positive for COVID-19. 

The travel advisory to allow travel into China and Australia will be updated by CAAS. Travellers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the entry requirements of the countries and to take precautionary measures.