Travellers with recent visit to all but 7 countries and regions to serve 21-day SHN

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Travellers queue in front of the check-in counter in the departure hall of Changi International Airport in Singapore on March 15, 2021. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP) (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Travellers at the departure hall of Changi International Airport on 15 March 2021. (PHOTO: AFP via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — All travellers with recent travel history to higher risk countries and regions, and who are arriving in Singapore from 7 May, 11.59pm, will be required to serve 21-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN), the multi-ministerial taskforce on COVID-19 said on Tuesday (4 May).

Travellers who are currently serving 14-day SHN and have yet to complete their SHN by 7 May, 11.59pm, will be required to serve an additional seven days at their current SHN locations to minimise movement and risk of transmission.

According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), the new measure covers all countries and regions except Australia, Brunei, mainland China, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao.

In addition, from 7 May 2021, 11.59pm, prevailing border measures that will apply to incoming travellers will be based on their recent travel history in the past consecutive 21 days to countries and regions, instead of 14 days currently. This measure exclude travellers under bilaterally negotiated travel lanes such as Air Travel Bubble and Reciprocal Green Lane.

“This will help aid the detection of any cases spread among any groups of travellers at pre-departure tests,” the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement.

Travellers who have stayed in Fiji and Vietnam in the last 14 days before arrival in Singapore were previously allowed to opt out of serving 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.

From 7 May, 11.59pm, travellers who have stayed in these countries in the past consecutive 21 days before arrival in Singapore will be subjected to 21-day SHN, with the option to serve the last seven days at their place of residence. Those who have yet to complete their 14-day SHN by 7 May, 11.59pm can complete their remaining 14-day SHN at their current SHN location, and request to serve their additional seven days at their place of residence, instead of at dedicated SHN facilities.

Travellers from the UK, South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka who are currently required to serve 21-day SHN will be required to serve the full duration of the SHN at dedicated SHN facilities. Travellers who have yet to complete their 21-day SHN by 7 May, 11.59pm, will have to complete their 21-day SHN at their current SHN location to minimise movement and risk of transmission.

Travellers serving the 21-day SHN will undergo COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests on arrival, on Day 14 of their SHN, and another test before the end of their 21-day SHN period.

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