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Effective 5 June, they will need to serve a seven-day stay-home-notice (SHN).

After enforcing pre-departure testing rules for those who transit at Singapore, and updating border measures for travellers coming from Victoria, Australia, Singapore’s Ministry of Health’s (MOH) has refreshed border measures for those entering from Guangdong, China.

Effective 5 June 2021, 2359 hours, the following measures kickstart for Singapore citizens (SCs), permanent residents (PRs) and long-term pass holders with travel history (within the last 21 days) to Guangdong:

  • An on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test;
  • A seven-day SHN at their place of residence; and
  • A COVID-19 PCR test before the end of the SHN period.

Similar to border measures for Victoria, short-term travellers holding an Air Travel Pass (ATP) with travel history to Guangdong within the last 21 days before departure, will not be allowed to enter Singapore.

“All other travellers departing from Mainland China who have been in Mainland China (excluding Guangdong) in the last 21 days prior to travel will continue to be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport, in lieu of their SHN,” MOH said in its press release.

This was done in light of the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases at Guangdong. Between 28 May to 4 June, using a seven-day average rate, active cases rose from four to 12 cases.

Travellers from Mainland China, prior to this update, only had to undergo, and pass, a PCR test upon arrival, before being allowed to go about their activities in Singapore. Travellers needn’t serve a SHN.

The ministry continued to urge travellers to first visit SafeTravel to check for the latest border measures before entering the country.

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