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Highlights:

  • Singapore announced the recommencement of travel for South Asian Countries, including India, Nepal and Bangladesh
  • Travellers from the mentioned countries were previously forbidden from entering Singapore
  • Singapore greeted the first travellers under an expanded quarantine free programme on Wednesday

On Saturday, Singapore announced the recommencement of travel for South Asian Countries, including India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The Country’s health ministry noted in a statement that all travellers with 14-day travel history to India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be permitted to enter or transit through Singapore from October 26, 2021.

Travellers from the mentioned countries were previously forbidden from entering Singapore. The development apparently follows after reassessing the COVID-19 situation in the countries. Nevertheless, arrivals from these regions will be subjected to strict border measures that are implemented in areas deemed as high risk from the virus. Reportedly, Singapore has been experiencing more than 3000 daily cases of COVID-19. On Friday, the country witnessed a rise of 3637 cases.

Singapore greeted the first travellers under an expanded quarantine free programme on Wednesday, taking a major step towards the aviation hub restoring its international links. Commencing from this week, the categorized vaccinated travel lanes (VTL) have been extended to vaccinated arrivals from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherland, Spain, Britain, and the United States. People from these aforesaid countries can enter Singapore without quarantine if they succeed in COVID-19 tests.

On the other hand, Singapore is proposing to enable fully vaccinated travellers from 15 more countries to enter without undergoing quarantine in dedicated facilities. These countries are Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates.

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