Singapore's tighter border measures to include Thailand


SINGAPORE, May 1 (Bernama): Singapore will further tighten its border measures to include countries like Thailand in view of the increased risk of community transmission in the country, according to the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) on Covid-19.

In a statement today, the MTF said all travellers entering Singapore from 11.59 pm, May 2, who have a travel history in the past 14 days to Thailand would be required to serve a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated facilities.

"They will no longer be allowed to opt out of dedicated SHN facilities, even if they have obtained approval to opt out earlier, ” said the MTF.

Thailand reported 1,583 new Covid-19 cases and 15 fatalities over the last 24 hours, with the number of fatalities and patients in critical condition in the upward trend.

Meanwhile, the republic is also restricting travel from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as there have been recent sharp increases in COVID-19 cases reported by those countries.

From 11.59 pm, May 1, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history, including transit, to those countries within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into or transit through Singapore.

"This will also apply to all those who had obtained prior approval for entry into Singapore, ” the statement read.

On April 22, Singapore further tightened its border measures with India. - Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Covid-19 , Singapore , Thailand , Border , Measures

   

Next In Aseanplus News

Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Sunday (June 20)
Nine new Covid-19 community cases in Singapore, including five unlinked
Indonesia reports 13,737 daily coronavirus infections, 371 deaths; highest daily virus spike since late January
Thai capital Bangkok to lift more Covid-19 restrictions; Covid-19 total now above 218, 000
Philippines ' Covid-19 cases total rises to 1, 359, 015 as govt secures deal for 40 million Pfizer vaccine
Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing departed for Russia on Sunday, state media says
Vietnam reports 311 new Covid-19 cases as total now goes above 13, 000
China vaccine doses pass one billion mark
Woman who died a day after Covid-19 jab had heart attack, wasn’t allergic to vaccine, says Singapore MOH
Global arabica coffee price rise not helping Indonesian farmers

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers