Singapore scraps entry approvals as border restrictions loosen

Singapore will allow all fully vaccinated travellers to enter the country without the need to apply for entry approvals or take designated Vaccinated Travel Lane transport from March 31.

Visitors will continue to be subjected to a pre-departure test within two days before departure for Singapore but will no longer be required to self-isolate or undergo an unsupervised Rapid Antigen Test after arriving in Singapore.

“With many countries and regions having passed the peak of their Omicron wave and our local Covid-19 situation stabilising, we are ready to launch the Vaccinated Travel Framework for all travellers including Short-Term Visitors,” Singapore Tourism said in a statement.

Mask-wearing will continue to be required for indoor settings when people leave their homes, but will be optional in outdoor settings.

From March 29, the capacity limit of 50 per cent for large events and settings of more than 1,000 pax will be increased to 75 per cent.

For smaller events with less than 1,000 pax, they can proceed without being subject to any capacity limit.

Larger-scale social gatherings and events such as gala dinners will be allowed to resume but have no more than 10 persons per table, and maintain a 1sqm social distancing rule.

Participants are encouraged to limit their interactions to the same group they are seated with.

The latest border requirements can be found on the SafeTravel website.