COVID-19 has now become a world problem which results in Singapore being more cautious on who enters its land. Stay-home notice has been declared for all travellers entering Singapore from ASEAN countries, Japan, UK and Switzerland. Continue reading the following article about stay home notice in Singapore for ASEAN travellers.
Stay-Home Notice for ASEAN Countries
Reported by channelnewsasia.com, the Ministry of Health (MOH) stated on 16 March 2020 at 11.59pm that stay home notice instruction has been released by the government for travellers from ASEAN countries, Japan, Switzerland and UK. Other than citizens and tourists, this is also be applicable to long term pass holders.
However, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said on Sunday that given Singapore’s proximity to Malaysia, the 14-day stay-home notice will not apply to the land and sea crossings between both countries. “Singaporean and Malaysian workers who commute between Singapore and Malaysia daily will still be able to do so”, he said.
Proof of Health and Accommodation
It is advised for tourists to postpone your holidays to Singapore for the moment if you came from ASEAN countries, UK, Japan and Switzerland. You will need to show your place of stay and the period of time that you will be staying in Singapore. A test for COVID-19 might be done even if no symptoms are shown.
Additionally, a medical document will need to be shown as a proof that you are in good health condition to enter Singapore upon the immigration checkpoint. The document will need to be approved by MOH Singapore before your arrival and will need a verification form the immigration officer. If you forcefully come without the require document, you might be rejected for entry.
Update on COVID-19 Patients in Singapore
As of 16 March 2020, 17 new cases have been confirmed which brought the total number of cases in Singapore to be 243. A total of 134 people are in the hospital, and 109 patients have been discharged.
Of the new cases, 11 are imported cases, 4 are linked to previous cases and 2 are currently unlinked. Most of the patients in the hospital are stable or improving but 13 people are in the intensive care unit.
Free Cancellation or Rescheduling of Tickets
Some #SGB_Family might have made plans to travel to Singapore and if you’re panicking about this latest update, don’t worry! Singapore Airlines will be eliminating cancellation fees for all tickets that have been purchased before 15 March until 21 May 2020. This rule also applies to SilkAir.
Singapore Airlines has also informed the people that flights to cities in Europe, including Milan, Barcelona, Paris, Munich and Frankfurt will be postponed. For more information, you may click here.
That’s all we have for updates on COVID-19. Hopefully, these critical times will be over soon so that Stay Home Notice will be eliminated so that we can all enjoy coming to Singapore without any hassle, again right?