COVID-19: Visitors to Singapore with recent travel history to Norway, Estonia to serve SHN at dedicated facilities

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
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SINGAPORE — From Friday (8 November) at 2359 hours, travellers arriving in Singapore with a travel history in the past 14 days to Estonia and Norway, will be required to serve a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities, even if they have obtained approval to opt out earlier.

In a statement on Friday evening, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said the measure is due to a sharp increase in cases in the two countries in the past week.

The measure is a reversal of the MOH’s announcement on 27 October that travellers from Estonia and Norway would be allowed to serve their SHN at a suitable place of residence.

Travellers from Fiji, Finland, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey are still allowed to apply to opt out of dedicated SHN facilities and serve their SHN at their place of residence, provided they fulfil certain criteria.

COVID-19 tests will continue to be administered before the end of the SHN.

Any changes to border measures will be updated on the Safe Travel Office website.

Travellers are advised to visit the website to check for the most updated border measures before entering Singapore and be prepared for prevailing border measures upon entry, including payment for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities, tests and treatment.

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