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S’pore Tights Up Border Measure For Visitor From India with 21 Day SHN and Reducing Approval Pass
On Tuesday, April 20, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced where border measures for travellers from India will be tightened on measures while loosening restrictions on travellers coming from Hong Kong, United Kingdom and South Africa. MOH said that this is due to the worsening Covid-19 situation in India and the found of new virus variants. This will be done by reducing entry approvals for non-Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) with immediate effect where starting from 11.59 pm on Thursday, April 22 all travelers with recent travel history to India will be subjected to an additional seven day Stay Home Notice (SHN) after their 14 days SHN at dedicated SHN facilities. Singapore citizens, PRs, and Long Term Pass holders may serve their additional seven-day SHN at their place of residence too, which they will be tested at the end of their SHN and again after they have completed their additional seven-day SHN.
Currently, travellers arriving from Hong Kong are required to serve a 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities only and given the improved local situation in Hong Kong, travellers arriving from Hong Kong from April 22 at 11.59 pm will have their SHN period reduced to a seven-day SHN which can be served at their place of residence if they are a Singaporean, PR or Long Term Pass holder.
As for Long Term Pass holders and short term visitors with recent travel history to the UK and South Africa have not been allowed entry into Singapore since December 23, 2021, and January 3, 2021, this was because of the concerns about the more contagious variant of Covid-19 which was circulating in those areas. Singaporean and PRs who were in these countries in the 14 days prior to their entry to Singapore have also been subjected to an additional seven day SHN period at their place of residence following after their 14 days SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.