Singapore eases restrictions for China and Australia

Local tour operators are demanding reciprocity.
Local tour operators are demanding reciprocity.

Visitors from China and from Victoria will be allowed into the country as of November 6.  

Singapore.- The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has announced that the country will fully open to receive travellers from two of the main points of origin for its usual visitors: China and Australia.  

Visitors from mainland China and from the state of Victoria in Australia can now apply for an Air Travel Pass to visit the country starting from November 6.  

Australians from other states less impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic were already allowed into Singapore.  

To travel, applicants must have spent at least the prior 14 consecutive days in the approved points of origin and must show a negative result of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Covid-19 to avoid having to quarantine on arrival.   

Singapore will allow residents to travel to Australia and China, but they will have to take a PCR test to be able to return. However, Australia has not opened its borders to Singapore yet and China allows only business travel to some of its provinces.  

Singapore tour operators are demanding reciprocity. There’s also the expectation of a travel bubble between the city-state and Hong Kong.  

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