S’pore removes SL, 5 other countries from travel restriction list

TPL | Published: 4:24 PM Oct 23 2021
Local S’pore removes SL, 5 other countries from travel restriction list

Singapore has decided to remove Sri Lanka from its travel restriction list along with India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan after 26 October.

However, travellers would still be required to serve a quarantine period at a dedicated facility on entering the country.

All travellers with a 14-day travel history to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka prior to departure to Singapore will be allowed to enter and transit through Singapore from October 26.

These travellers will be subject to Category IV border measures.

The new measure comes after a review of the Covid-19 situation in these countries.

“The situation in these countries has stabilized for some time, and there is no longer a need for a strict 'not-to-land' rule,” said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung today (23).

Separately, the entry of foreign domestic workers will also be increased from 200 a week now to 1,000 a week, which will help to clear the backlog of applications, said Ong.

The curbs on travellers from India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka in particular - in place since 02 May - have contributed to an ongoing manpower crunch in the construction, marine and process industries.

TPL | Published: 4:24 PM Oct 23 2021

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