From midnight on 29 August 2020, travellers entering Singapore who have been to South Korea within the prior 14 days (including transit) will have to serve a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated facilities, instead of their own place of residence.

Travellers will also have to undergo a COVID-19 test before the end of their SHN, as per the current requirements, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced in a statement on Wednesday (26 August).

This adjustment to the border measures comes following a recent resurgence in the number of COVID-19 cases in South Korea, with its citizens being warned of a possible nationwide outbreak.

“As the global situation evolves, we will continue to adjust our border measures to manage the risk of importation and transmission to the community. Travellers planning to enter Singapore must be prepared to be subjected to the prevailing border measures upon entry, including payment for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities and tests, where applicable.

“We will continue to review the situation and adjust our border measures accordingly,” the Taskforce noted.

Last Friday, the Taskforce had announced that starting 1 September, Singapore will allow general travel to and from Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand, as well as travel for overseas studies.

Additionally, effective the same day, travellers from low-risk regions/countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam, and Australia (excluding Victoria State) will only have to undergo a seven-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN), down from the usual 14 days.

Read the full update here.


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