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Singapore eases restrictions on travel from India, others

  • Travellers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar will still have to undergo 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Singapore

New Delhi: There’s good news for those who had been forced to put off their plans to travel to Singapore because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Singapore’s health ministry has announced easing of restrictions on travel from a few countries, including India, starting October 27.

Earlier, the government had announced that travellers with a history of travel to India, Bangladesh. Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka would not be allowed to enter or go via Singapore. This order has been withdrawn following review of the Covid-19 situation in these countries, according to the ministry.

“From October 26, 2021, 11.59 pm, travellers from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who have received entry approvals will be allowed to enter Singapore. These travellers will be subject to Category IV border measure,” as per a government agency.

While travellers from these countries will be allowed to enter the country, they will have to undergo a 10-day quarantine period.

Fresh cases of Covid-19 in India have reduced drastically, compared to the daily tally recorded during the second wave of the pandemic in April-May this year.

The country also recently crossed the milestone of having administered 1 billion doses of Covid vaccine.



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