Ministry of Singapore’s health, recently announced that the resumption of travel from India and other five South Asian countries, that including Bangladesh & Pakistan, starting from October 26 2021. This release comes as the island-state continues to adjust border measures to response the global COVID-19 Pandemic situations.
The Ministry of Health added all travellers with a 14-day travel history to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka will also be allowed to Transit or enter through Singapore from 26 October 2021.
However The Ministry, added that travellers from the said countries will have to undergo the strict quarantine rules. As per the ministry Policy , “travellers from these countries will be subject to Category IV border measures. They will still also be required to spend their 10-days (Home Quarantine in Singapore) stay-home notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities.”
The Ministry also added in its release added that the COVID-19 situation in the six South Asian countries it was previously closed off to.
While addressing a virtual press conference, in this regard, Singapore Health Minister Ong Ye Kung stated that situation in these countries has been stabilised for some time. He added, “There is no longer need for strict rules that prevent travellers from these countries from landing here in singapore.”
Singapore Earlier, allowed only fully-vaccinated travellers from 15 more countries to enter the country, without having the requirement to undergo quarantine in dedicated facilities. These countries are Malaysia, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.