Singapore tightens border control on travelers from Finland, Turkey


SINGAPORE, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Singapore will tighten the border control measures on travelers from Finland and Turkey, requiring them to serve 14-day isolation at dedicated facilities upon arrival in Singapore.

The announcement was made given the increase in cases in Finland and Turkey, according to a press release from the Ministry of Health on Thursday.

Starting from 23:59 local time of Nov. 28, all visitors who have a travel history in the past 14 days to Finland and Turkey will be required to serve a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities, MOH said.

On Oct. 27, Singapore announced that travelers from Finland and Turkey were allowed to serve their 14-day SHN at a suitable place of residence.

"As the global situation evolves, we will continue to adjust our border measures to manage the risk of importation and transmission to the community," said the press release.

In another development, Singapore is extending COVID-19 testing for more identified community groups, offering testing to individuals working at key delivery centers and key logistics delivery companies, said the press release.

On Thursday, Singapore reported five new COVID-19 cases, including four imported ones and one local case.

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