Singapore to require vaccinations to enter casinos

Integrated resorts have already begun enforcing the rule.
Integrated resorts have already begun enforcing the rule.

Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa now require casino visitors to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test.

Singapore.- Casino operators in Singapore now require visitors to be fully vaccinated or to show results of a negative Covid-19 test to enter. Marina Bay Sands said its policy would also cover The Shoppes and its hotels from October 20.

The casino operator said 97 per cent of its staff have been fully vaccinated.

Authorities in Singapore have recently announced a shorter 10-day quarantine for travellers coming from a list of “Category 3” countries.

The 10-day quarantine will apply for arrivals who have spent their last 14 days in Austria, Bahrain, Bhutan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Fiji, Greece, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, the Maldives, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom or the United States.

Tourists will be required to have a Covid-19 test when they arrive and another on their 10th day in the country. Visitors arriving from Category 2 countries, which include France, Finland, Italy, Japan, Portugal and Spain, will still have to undergo a 14-day quarantine.

Marina Bay Sands renegotiates credit terms

Marina Bay Sands has announced that it has renegotiated the terms on a credit agreement with DBS Bank Limited for its expansion of Marina Bay Sands. The initial SGD8.67bn (US$6.44bn at current rates) was initially agreed in June 2012.

In its second-quarter report, the casino operator stated that as of June 30 2021, the available funds under the revolving loan were US$441m and SGD3.69bn under a Singapore delayed draw term facility “only used for capital expenditures for the expansion project of Marina Bay Sands.”

The renegotiation will allow it to push back the delivery of the Marina Bay Sands expansion construction schedule to March 31, 2022.

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