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Travel Singapore to Allow Visitors From China and Australia's Victoria State From November 6

Singapore to Allow Visitors From China and Australia's Victoria State From November 6

Singapore to Allow Visitors From China and Australia's Victoria State From November 6
By Andrea Saadan
October 29, 2020
Travellers will be subjected to a Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction test once they arrive at Changi Airport

Weeks after firming up plans for an air travel bubble agreement between Singapore and Hong Kong, the authorities have now announced that visitors from mainland China and Australia’s Victoria state will be allowed to enter Singapore as of November 6.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said on Thursday (October 29) that both mainland China and Victoria were added to the current list of countries with unilateral measures for all forms of travel as they had successfully controlled the spread of the coronavirus.

Those arriving into Singapore using an Air Travel Pass (ATP) will be subjected to a Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test once they arrive at Changi Airport. If the test result shows as negative, they will be allowed to forgo quarantine measures here.

(Related: Japan To Remove Travel Ban to 12 Countries, Including Singapore, in November 2020)

Travellers with ATP will be allowed entry into Singapore under the condition that they had remained in either mainland China or Australia in the last 14 days before arriving in Singapore—which must also be done via direct flights.

Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders returning to Singapore must also take a Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival.

 

This new move is the latest in the lifting of travel restrictions for visitors coming to Singapore. Previously, the Singapore government had announced that travellers from Australia (except Victoria state), Brunei, New Zealand and Vietnam.

Earlier this month, Japan announced that it will remove a ban on overseas travel to 12 other countries, including Singapore, in November. The Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble launch date has yet to be announced. Those travelling under the bubble will not have to quarantine or fulfil stay-home notice requirements.

(Related: Singapore Airlines To Resume Weekly Non-stop Flights To New York In November 2020)

In a statement, CAAS also said China has a virus local incidence rate of 0.00009 cases per 100,000 people, while Victoria has a rate of 0.099 cases per 100,000 people.

CAAS added that it will update the travel advisory to allow travel to mainland China and all of Australia. However, travellers are advised to check the entry requirements imposed by these countries and make their own arrangements, if any.

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