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Singapore to permit entry of travellers from six countries

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 24th October, 2021 05:17:36 PM
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Singapore to permit entry of travellers from six countries

 

Singapore will on Wednesday begin allowing the entry of travellers from six countries, including India, from which travel was barred, a move that is expected to benefit thousands of Indian students and professionals.

The decision follows a review of Singapore’s Covid-19-related travel restrictions and is aimed at further opening up the country to international travellers.

Singapore’s recent decision to open “Vaccinated Travel Lanes” for 11 countries, including Brunei, Germany, France, Italy and the UK, while excluding India had not gone down well with many Indians living and working in the city state.

A statement issued by Singapore’s health ministry on Saturday said that, following a review of the Covid-19 situation in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, all travellers with a 14-day travel history to these countries “prior to departure to Singapore will be allowed to enter and transit through Singapore” from October 27.

Travellers from these six countries will still be subject to strict border measures, including a 10-day “stay-home notice” period at dedicated facilities.