Singapore lifts restrictions and opens borders to tourists from all over the world

Singapore lifts restrictions and opens borders for tourists from all over the world

Following South Korea, which announced it was reopening its borders in April, Singapore is also lifting travel restrictions. Since October 2021, the country has been reluctant to let vaccinated tourists from selected countries through the VTL (Vaccinated Travel Lanes) program, but now Singapore is ready to let the rest of the world in. 

Starting in April, fully vaccinated foreigners will be able to travel to Singapore without quarantine, provided they test negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to travel. Children under 12 do not need to be vaccinated.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said “this will give a much-needed boost to business, especially the tourism sector, and help Singapore regain its position as a business and aviation hub.” ;.

Singapore has also lifted some domestic restrictions, including a ban on wearing masks outdoors.

In addition to passports and visas, if required, arrivals must present a negative PCR test or laboratory test antigen test. The vaccination certificate must be in English.

Three days before departure, travelers must apply for an SG card — online health declaration. Tourists are required to have health insurance covering at least US$30,000 for medical emergencies related to COVID-19.

Russian Sputnik V vaccine is not among the 9 drugs approved by the Singapore authorities, there are no direct flights from Moscow either, international sanctions continue, so the news about the opening of the city-state is still interesting to Russian citizens, rather in theory. 

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