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04 Jun 2021

4th Jun 2021

       The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has been closely monitoring the global COVID-19 situation. We will tighten our border measures for travellers from Guangdong province, Mainland China given the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases there.

Travellers from Guangdong Province to Serve 7-Day SHN at Place of Residence

2.   We had earlier announced that travellers from Mainland China will be allowed to undergo a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test upon arrival, and if the PCR test result is negative, they will be allowed to go about their activities in Singapore, without a need to serve a Stay-Home Notice (SHN).

3.    Given the increased cases observed in Guangzhou, we will be tightening border control measures for travellers with travel history to Guangdong province. From 5 June 2021, 2359 hours:

a) Singapore Citizens (SCs), Permanent Residents (PRs) and Long-Term Pass holders entering Singapore with travel history to Guangdong province, Mainland China within the last 21 days before departure for Singapore, will be subject to an on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test, a 7-day SHN at their place of residence, and a COVID-19 PCR test before the end of the SHN period.

b) Short-term travellers holding an Air Travel Pass (ATP) with travel history to Guangdong province, Mainland China within the last 21 days before departure for Singapore, will not be allowed to enter Singapore.

4.    All other travellers departing from Mainland China who have been in Mainland China (excluding Guangdong province) in the last 21 days prior to travel will continue to be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport, in lieu of their SHN.

Regular Review of Border Measures

5.    As the global situation evolves, we will continue to adjust our border measures to manage the risk of importation and transmission to the community. Any changes to border measures will be updated on the SafeTravel website. Travellers are advised to visit the website to check for the most updated border measures before entering Singapore and be prepared to be subjected to the prevailing border measures upon entry.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
4 JUNE 2021