Singapore to tighten border measures with Malaysia

SINGAPORE: Singapore will be tightening border measures given the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, according to the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH).

The ministry announced that all travellers entering Singapore “from Nov 22,2020,2359 hours” who have a travel history, including transit, in the past 14 days to Malaysia will be required to serve a 14-day, stay-home notice (SHN) at dedicated facilities.

“This also applies to travellers entering Singapore to work under the Periodic Commuting Arrangement and returning Singapore-based travellers under the Singapore-Malaysia Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL), ” it said in a statement yesterday.

The MOH had earlier announced that travellers from Malaysia were allowed to serve a seven-day SHN at their place of residence, except those from Sabah, who were required to serve a 14-day SHN at dedicated facilities.

The ministry added that all travellers entering Singapore from 11.59pm on Nov 27 who have a travel history in the past 14 days to Malaysia will be required to take a Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction test within 72 hours of departure.

However, an exception was given to Singapore citizens and permanent residents.

The ministry reminded travellers of the need for them to present a valid negative Covid-19 test result as a condition of approval to enter Singapore.

“This requirement will not apply to returning Singapore-based travellers under the Singapore-Malaysia RGL, ” it said. — Bernama

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