SINGAPORE — Visitors from Brunei and New Zealand will have to download the TraceTogether app and keep it activated throughout their stay in Singapore, once the border restrictions are lifted to allow them to enter the country next month.
This is one of several requirements for these visitors listed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) in a media release on Tuesday (25 August), in order to safeguard public health in Singapore when the borders re-open from 1 September.
The announcement comes after Singapore said last Friday that it would allow visitors from Brunei and New Zealand to enter the country, subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival in lieu of a Stay-Home Notice (SHN).
CAAS said in the media release that, from 1 September, these visitors can begin applying for an Air Travel Pass (ATP) for entry on or after 8 September. They can apply for the pass at no charge, and must do so between seven and 30 days prior to their intended date of entry into Singapore.
The ATP will allow these visitors to be contact if there are changes to Singapore’s health and border measures, and help manage the number of incoming visitors.
Conditions of travel for NZ/Brunei visitors
To protect public health in Singapore, ATP applicants must comply with the following conditions of travel:
Travel history: They must have spent the last 14 consecutive days in Brunei or New Zealand before departing for Singapore. All visitors must travel from these countries to Singapore on direct flights without transit.
Post-arrival COVID-19 testing: Upon arrival in Singapore, visitors must undergo a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test at the airport, in lieu of a SHN. The test results will be out within 48 hours. After taking the test, visitors are to take private transportation, taxi, or private hire car from the airport to their declared place of accommodation. They must remain isolated at the accommodation until the test result is confirmed to be negative.
Contact tracing: Visitors must download the TraceTogether app on their mobile devices and keep it activated during their stay here. They are advised to download the app prior to departing for Singapore. In addition, they must not delete the TraceTogether app for 14 consecutive days after leaving Singapore. Should they subsequently test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days after leaving Singapore, they will be required to upload data in the app upon request by the Ministry of Health.
Medical costs: Visitors must be responsible for their medical bills should they require medical treatment for COVID-19 while in Singapore.
Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, relevant authorities in Singapore may introduce new measures or requirements as and when necessary. This may result in changes to the conditions or cancellation of the ATP at short notice. Applicants will be notified of any such changes or cancellation of their ATP.
For further queries on the ATP, visitors can email to COVID_ATP_Enquiries@caas.gov.sg.
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