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14 Jul 2021

14th Jul 2021

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has been closely monitoring the global COVID-19 situation and regularly reviews Singapore’s border measures to manage the risk of importation from travellers and onward local transmission, taking into account the current situation in their source countries/ regions.

Restricting Travel from Myanmar 

2. Given the worsening situation, we will tighten our border measures for travellers from Myanmar. From 15 July 2021, 2359 hours, until further notice, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history (including transit) to Myanmar within the last 21 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore. This will also apply to all those who had obtained prior approval for entry into Singapore. With effect from 15 July 2021, 2359 hours, all travellers with recent travel history to Myanmar will also be subject to an on-arrival Antigen Rapid Test (ART)1.

3. All travellers with recent travel history to Myanmar who have yet to complete their 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) by 15 July 2021, 2359hrs will continue to be subjected to:

a. 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities; and
b. On-arrival polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test2, self-administered ART test on Day 3, 7 and 11 of arrival, and PCR test on Day 14 of arrival.

Regular Review of Border Measures

4. As the global situation evolves, we will continue to adjust our border measures to manage the risk of importation and transmission to the community with changes updated on the SafeTravel website. The Ministry of Health will also continue to review the data and evidence on any new viral strains and update the measures accordingly.

[1] For details on the on-arrival ART at Changi Airport, please refer to  https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/health/covid19-tests/pcrtest

[2] To expedite the COVID-19 PCR test at the checkpoints, travellers are strongly encouraged to register and pre-pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test prior to departing for Singapore at https://safetravel.changiairport.com/ (for Changi Airport) and https://t.2c2p.com/express/parkwayshenton (for Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal).