In updating the new guideline for Covid-19 in Singapore, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung has listed a number of restrictions easing as the city transitions into the endemic stage.
Among them will be where fully vaccinated travelers will no longer be subjected to on-arrival tests and pre-departure tests from April 1, this will also be removed for land travel but will be retained for air and sea travel. This will be welcome news for travelers who still find on-arrival testing cumbersome.
The Ministry of Health has also agreed to the expert committee’s recommendation of a fourth vaccine dose for those who are immunocompromised, have a serious chronic disease, those in aged care facilities, or aged 80 and above announced Mr Ong. There are no plans to extend the fourth dose to the rest of the population for the moment, he added.
Earlier Prime Minister Lee made his national address and confirmed that Singapore will ease cross-border travel “substantially” with the Omicron situation “well under control”.
He said testing and quarantine requirements for travellers will be “drastically” streamlined, noting that a simplified Vaccinated Travel Framework will let Singaporeans travel abroad “almost like before COVID-19”. Adding such a framework will also lift most restrictions for fully vaccinated visitors entering Singapore.