Authorities in Singapore have announced that travelers who have completed their immunization process against the virus will no longer be subject to restrictions imposed to halt the spread of the Coronavirus, such as mandatory quarantine requirement.
The decision has been confirmed by Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, and comes as part of the efforts to further lift the restrictions imposed due to the virus and gradually get back to normal life, VisaGuide.World reports.
The Prime Minister said that the decision would become effective on April 1, stressing that vaccinated adults and unvaccinated children would be allowed to enter the country without being obliged to follow quarantine rules.
According to him, Singapore reached a major milestone in its effort to live with the Coronavirus, adding that easing travel restrictions will reconnect Singapore with the world.
“It will give a much-needed boost to businesses, particularly the tourism sector, and it will help Singapore reclaim its position as a business and aviation hub,” Lee pointed out.
Authorities in Singapore have clarified that only travelers on the restricted list would face restrictions when planning to enter Singapore, despite the fact that currently, there are no countries included in such a list.
According to the figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 1,044,661 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus in Singapore since the beginning of the pandemic, while a total of 1,220 people have died.
The same source shows that a total of 69,054 cases of COVID-19 infection have been registered in Singapore in the last seven days, while 50 people have died.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, authorities in Singapore have also kept in place strict travel restrictions and other preventive measures in order to protect citizens’ lives and halt the spread of the Coronavirus.
Such a decision caused a devastating situation for many industries. Among the most affected industries by the travel restrictions was the travel and tourism sector.
However, authorities in Singapore believe that the decision to lift the majority of entry rules will help the travel and tourism industry recover from the damages caused by the virus.
In addition, according to the CEO of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), a total of 124,760 visitors were registered in Singapore during the first two months of this year, marking a total of 200 percent improvement compared to the figures of the same period one year earlier.
It was reported that business travel has been faster compared to leisure travel.