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Indians Allowed in Singapore from 26 October: Check detail

Indians Allowed in Singapore from 26 October: Check detail

Singapore's health ministry on Saturday announced the resumption of travel for India and certain other countries, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, from 26 October.

Singapore's Strait Times quoted its health ministry.

"All travellers with a 14-day travelling history to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka prior to departure to Singapore will be allowed to enter and transit through Singapore from 11.59 pm on 26 October,"

However, the ministry also stated these travelers would be undergoing the tightest of the quarantine rules.

As per the statement, "travellers from these countries will be subject to Category IV boundary measures. They will still be required to serve 10-day stay-home notice at dedicated SHN facilities."

The ministry said in a release that it had reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the six South Asian countries it was previously closed off to.

Addressing a virtual press conference, health minister Ong Ye Kung said the situation in these countries has stabilized for some time.

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The Straits Times quoted Ong as saying.

"There is no longer strict rules that prevent travellers from these countries from landing here,"

Earlier, Singapore had allowed fully vaccinated travelers from 15 more countries to enter without quarantine in dedicated facilities. They include Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the United Arab Emirates.

Singapore also allowed entry to more domestic workers on the condition that they are fully vaccinated before arrival to meet the urgent needs of local households.

It has also announced several new measures taken by the multi-ministry task force on Covid-19.

The announcements came after the task force said on Wednesday that the tighter curbs currently in place - including restricting group sizes for dining into two people - will be extended for a month till 21 November 2021, the Straits Times reported.

Among these, from 1 January 2022, only employees who are fully vaccinated, or recovered from Covid-19 in the past 270 days, can return to work.

MOH said, as per the report.

"Unvaccinated employees will not be allowed to return to the workplace unless they have tested negative for Covid-19 before returning, and they will need to pay for the costs of these tests,"

Singapore elected to start reopening and shift from targeting zero cases once its vaccination rate topped 80%. But infections started climbing soon after some curbs were easing in August. The city-state this week decided to keep virus restrictions in place for another month and warned the current wave could challenge its healthcare system.

Meanwhile, Singapore recorded 3,598 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 169,261, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a press release.

Of the new cases, 2,804 were reported in the community and 790 in migrant worker dormitories, while four were imported cases.

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