Following India’s recent announcement of mandatory negative RT-PCR tests for travellers from six countries, including Singapore, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has highlighted that there was no change to Singapore’s current Covid-19 protocol.
On Thursday, in view of surge of Covid-19 cases in China, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced the mandatory requirement of a negative RTPCR test for visitors from six countries – China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Thailand and Singapore – from January 1, 2023. The visitors would also need to upload their results on the Air Suvidha portal.
In a press statement, Singapore Tourism Board says that fully-vaccinated travellers from India will continue to be able to enter Singapore with no quarantine and testing requirements under the Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF) that came into effect on April 1, 2022.
The board says that travellers from India to Singapore can continue enjoying their travels to Singapore with peace of mind. It says that there has not been any change in entry regulations and on-ground activities. Fully vaccinated travellers arriving into Singapore from India can enter Singapore without quarantine or test requirements. Additionally, non-fully vaccinated travellers can also enter Singapore without any quarantine, as long as they possess a negative pre-departure RT-PCR or professionally administered ART test report, says the statement.
STB adds that all tourist offerings, from attractions and shopping malls to dining and nightlife establishments, remain fully open. It says that testing facilities are widely and easily accessible throughout Singapore, per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India’s requirements. The full list of Quick Testing Centres across the island, including booking details, can be found at Singapore Government’s Gowhere Test Centres website.
Public health and the safety of visitors have always been top priorities for Singapore, and the country is closely monitoring global developments with Covid-19, says STB.
“Our message during this time is clear: Singapore remains as open as before, and continues to welcome all visitors from India. On the testing end, our testing facilities are widely and easily available across the country, with the highest level of efficient, fuss-free services. We therefore invite travellers from India young and old to continue enjoying Singapore’s vibrant, reimagined destination experiences, through the festive season and into 2023,” says GB Srithar, Regional Director, India, Middle East, South Asia and Africa of Singapore Tourism Board.