Singapore to Allow Non-Vaccinated Tourists to Skip 7-Day Quarantine Next Week

Singapore is set to allow non-fully vaccinated travelers to skip a 7-day quarantine upon arrival starting Monday (29 August), authorities announced Wednesday.

Those who are not fully vaccinated will still be required to test negative for Covid-19 within 2 days prior to their departure for Singapore. 

Currently, fully-vaccinated visitors can enter Singapore without having to take Covid-19 tests or undergo quarantine.

As part of its efforts to live with Covid, Singapore is also planning to scrap indoor mask restrictions on August 29.

On public transit and in health centers including hospitals, residential care homes, and ambulances, masks will soon be recommended but optional.

“The reason is that, we have identified areas where essential services are being carried out in enclosed, crowded spaces and which are frequently used by vulnerable persons,” said Singapore’s deputy prime minister Lawrence Wong.