The Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday (june 4) that the tightened border measures come amid a spike in Covid-19 cases in Guangzhou.
Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders entering Singapore with a travel history to Guangdong province within the last 21 days will also have to serve a seven-day stay-home notice (SHN) at their residence.
They will have to take a Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on arrival, as well as before the end of their SHN.
These new measures will kick in at 11.59pm on June 5.
MOH said: "All other travellers departing from mainland China who have been in mainland China, excluding Guangdong province, 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."
It was earlier announced that travellers from China will be allowed to go about their activities here without a need for an SHN if their Covid-19 PCR test is negative upon arrival.
Guangzhou has been grappling with a growing number of Covid-19 cases since last month, with the authorities trying to control infections with mass testing in some hot spot districts. - The Straits Times/ANN