Indians Allowed To Enter Singapore; But 10-Days Quarantine Is Must (Check Full Rules)
The world is opening up after a long hiatus caused by the pandemic. It forced the world to close down its borders. With the increasing vaccination rates throughout the world and decreasing number of daily cases, confidence in the public sphere is bouncing back. An example of this increased confidence is Singapore relaxing its restriction on travelers from six South Asian nations including India.
Singapore removes restrictions on people traveling from India
On Saturday Singapore announced the removal of India and five other South Asian countries from its travel restriction list. It is a major step taken by the island-state as it continues to adjust border measures in response to the global Covid-19 situation.
All travelers with a 14-day travel history to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka will be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore from Wednesday, the Health Ministry of Singapore said.
At the same time, travelers from these countries will be subjected to the tightest of border measures, which involve a 10-day, stay-home notice period at a dedicated facility, the ministry said.
Singapore acknowledges the under control situation in these countries
The Health Ministry of Singapore said that it has reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the six South Asian countries it was previously closed off to.
While speaking at a virtual press conference, health minister Ong Ye Kung said the situation in these countries has stabilized for some time.
“There is no longer a need for strict rules that prevent travelers from these countries from landing here,” he added further.
The changes will come into effect on Wednesday. Till now, Singapore has reported a total of 165,663 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. The tiny but mighty coronavirus has claimed 294 lives so far in the country.