Singapore: will suspend the entry of Guangdong tourists

Singapore’s Ministry of Health said on June 4 that in view of the recent increase in the number of confirmed cases of the new crown outbreak in Guangdong, border control will be tightened to prohibit short-term travelers who have visited Guangdong, China, within the past 21 days and are holders of an air pass from entering Singapore.

A new wave of outbreaks has recently emerged in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, where local cases have approached 80 since May 21 to June 3.

Singapore’s Ministry of Health issued a press release stating that the inter-ministerial working group on combating the epidemic is closely monitoring the global outbreak and will tighten border control measures for travelers from Guangdong in light of the increased number of confirmed cases in the province.

Singapore previously announced that travelers from China who arrive with a negative PCR nucleic acid test are allowed to move freely in Singapore without quarantine.

However, the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) said that in view of the rising number of confirmed cases in Guangzhou, from 11:59pm on the 5th, short-term travellers with Air Passes (ATP) who have visited Guangdong Province in the past 21 days will not be allowed to enter Singapore.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health pointed out that Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders with a history of travel to Guangdong within the past 21 days must undergo PCR testing upon arrival in Singapore and be quarantined at their residence for 7 days; they will need to undergo PCR testing again before the quarantine period expires.

In addition, travellers from other parts of China who have stayed outside Guangdong within the past 21 days will continue to be tested at the airport upon arrival in Singapore, in lieu of quarantine.

In addition to China (except Guangdong Province), Singapore also allows short-term travelers from Brunei, Australia (except Victoria), and New Zealand to enter using ATP.