Singapore Adjusts Quarantine Restrictions For Specified Travellers
To attract more foreign players to its main casinos, Singapore Authorities reduced the Quarantine period from 14 to 10 days with effect from October 6th for specific inbound travellers.
The country authorities set up a ranking system for arriving passengers to assess the COVID-19 risks. The systems run from Category I Countries, which are less risky, to Category IV with the highest risk.
This restriction will only apply to travellers who, from within the last 14 days, are arriving from Countries listed under Category III.
These countries include Austria, Bahrain, Bhutan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Fiji, Greece, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, the Maldives, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The Singapore Ministry of Health said that “the reduction of the quarantine period for travellers arriving from Category III countries is due to the shorter incubation period of the COVID-19 Delta variant.”
Travelers arriving from the listed category III countries will be required to take four Mandatory COVID-19 tests. Two state-administered tests shall be taken upon arrival into the country and on the last day of quarantine. Meanwhile, 2 self-administered antigen rapid tests shall be made on their third and seventh day in the country.
Travelers who have been in Category II countries within the last 14 days before their arrival in Singapore shall be required to quarantine for 7 days.
Category II countries include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Sweden.
Travelers arriving from Brunei and Germany that are fully vaccinated can be exempted from quarantine. Travelers can apply for this exemption through Singapore’s vaccination travel lane initiative.
Singapore, since August 16th, has exempted travellers from Macau and Hong Kong from quarantine.