Singapore to allow quarantine-free entries from Hong Kong and Macau

Singapore has eased entry restrictions for some.
Singapore has eased entry restrictions for some.

The government in Singapore has announced that people coming from Hong Kong and Macau will not be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine.

Singapore.- Authorities in Singapore have announced an easing of certain Covid-19 restrictions for visitors.

Under the new measures, visitors will be divided into four categories based on their travel history in the previous 21 days.

Category 1 will include people coming from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, New Zealand and China. They will only be required to have a Covid-19 test and will not need to undergo a 14-day quarantine.

In the case of Hong Kong, the measure won’t be the same for visitors from Singapore who want to go there as the country has given up a potential travel bubble with Singapore and decided to extend quarantine measures until March 2022.

Category 2 will include visitors from Australia, Canada, Germany and from Jiansu province in China. They will have to undergo a 7-day quarantine.

Category 3 is for people coming from Japan and South Korea. Travellers will be required to comply with a 14-day quarantine.

As for Category 4, visitors will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine at places designed by health authorities and will have to undergo a testing regime.

Authorities will start testing a quarantine-free travel corridor with Germany and Brunei for fully vaccinated travellers from September.

Casinos in Singapore to boost guest capacity at non-gaming facilities

Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands have been allowed to increase the guest capacity from 25 per cent to 50 per cent of pre-pandemic levels at non-gaming attractions.

Marina Bay Sands recently detected new Covid-19 cases associated with a cluster of infections at the casino venue. However, it has reopened its doors after a two-week closure.

The casino operator said it had adhered to the highest safety, hygiene, and testing standards, often going beyond regulatory guidelines.

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