Air travellers to Singapore must take PCR test from 3 December

Asia's Tech News Daily

Air travellers to Singapore must take PCR test from 3 December

SINGAPORE — From Friday (3 December), air travellers entering or transiting through Singapore must undergo a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, as part of new measures to detect and contain the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

In addition, air travellers on the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) who arrived after the cut-off date must undergo additional supervised self-administered antigen rapid tests (ART) at a Quick Test Centre on days three and seven after their arrival.

These measures will apply for four weeks in the first instance, and will be reviewed and extended if necessary, said the multi-ministry task force on COVID-19 (MTF) on Tuesday.

The new rules will kick in after 1159pm on Thursday.

Travellers from Category I countries/regions must undergo a pre-departure test (PDT) within two days of their departure for Singapore and obtain a negative result.

Those entering the city-state, including travellers from Category II, III and IV countries must undergo a PCR test on arrival. To expedite on-arrival testing, travellers should register and make payment for their on-arrival tests prior to departing.

Those arriving via land links with Malaysia will only be subject to an on-arrival ART. According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), the risk of importation is mitigated by the travel restrictions Malaysia has imposed on countries/regions affected by Omicron, and the restriction of eligibility to citizens, permanent residents or long-term pass holders of both countries in the initial phase of the land VTL.

Additional measures taken

Authorities are also conducting a one-time surveillance PCR testing exercise for travellers who arrived between 12 and 27 November, and had travelled to the countries/regions affected by Omicron in the 14 days before their arrival.

Furthermore, a weekly PCR rostered routine testing is being reinstated for airport and other border frontline workers who may come into contact with travellers from countries/regions affected by Omicron. Cabin crew serving flights from these countries will be subjected to an on-arrival PCR test, and post-arrival PCR tests on days three and seven following each flight duty.

Other airport and border frontline workers will continue with ART-based testing. Such individuals presenting a positive ART will have to go for a confirmatory PCR test.

All Singapore residents are also advised to defer all travel to higher risk countries/regions, that include Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe until further notice.

Those visiting countries or regions with reported cases of the Omicron variant, or countries with high traffic volume to these higher risk countries or regions, should take extra precautions, including wearing masks and observing good personal hygiene even if these requirements are not required there, MOH said.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related


Massive aid arrives in Tonga

© The Manila Times This handout photo taken and released on January 20, 2022 by the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Defence Force shows Air Movements Operator Leading ... Read more »

As Omicron fuels COVID fatigue, Canadians weigh the risks for themselves

As the news first spread that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 had entered Canada, Ottawa resident Saad Khan calculated his personal risk tolerance for a very important event — and he ... Read more »

Tennant Creek Mayor recounts moment an escaped prisoner jumped his fence

© Provided by ABC NEWS Richard Henwood, 37, Maximus Cutta, 20, and Ezra Austral, 23, were arrested in Tennant Creek on Thursday. (ABC RN: Stefan Fergueca) The mayor of an outback ... Read more »

Calgary patients treated in ER hallways as paramedics needed for 911 calls

© Oseremen Irete/CBC An ambulance delivers a patient to Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary on Tuesday. Calgary’s ambulance service and hospitals are so stressed that this week patients normally cared ... Read more »

These famous faces are the spitting image of Panini football sticker stars – how many did you have in your collection?

GOT any swaps? Or maybe they’re swappelgangers. This weekend The Sun is giving away FREE Premier League Panini stickers. We look at footie stickers from days gone by and found ... Read more »

Liverpool set up Chelsea showdown with Emirates victory as Arsenal end with 10 men

Even a weekend break was not enough to recharge Arsenal’s batteries. Liverpool won the Covid derby, settled arguments over sick notes once and for all and took Jurgen Klopp’s winning ... Read more »

Kyle Rittenhouse wants his gun back — to destroy it

Kyle Rittenhouse wants his rifle back and says he plans to destroy it. The Illinois teenager, who was acquitted on all charges in November after fatally shooting two people and ... Read more »

Australia news live update: NSW marks deadliest day with 46 Covid deaths; 20 deaths in Victoria; WA delays border reopening

LIVE – Updated at 22:12 Read more »

Channel 4 First Dates: The dating show's original narrator you may recognise from some iconic British comedies

Everyone has a soft spot for television dating shows, they’re sentimental, hopeful, and always entertaining, and Channel 4’s First Dates is no exception. Having been on air since 2013, the ... Read more »

UN adopts resolution against Holocaust denial

© Emmanuel DUNAND Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel, pictured in 2021, welcomed the passage of a UN resolution calling on all member states to fight against ... Read more »

FIFA 22 Lucas Paqueta TOTY Moments SBC Leaked

© Provided by DBLTAP Team of the Year officially arrives in FIFA this Friday, Jan. 21. The full team was revealed by EA Sports today, and on the promotional loading ... Read more »

Jallow fires last-gasp winner as Gambian Scorpions sting Tunisia

© Issouf SANOGO Gambia substitute Ablie Jallow (3R) celebrates with teammates after scoring the goal that beat Tunisia in an Africa Cup of Nations Group F match in Limbe on ... Read more »

Traditional Matata: Indulge in tasty Mozambique cuisine

Are you an adventurous foodie? If yes, get ready to fall in love with this traditional matata. This recipe includes a variety of delicious ingredients resulting in an incredible taste ... Read more »

Phil Spencer assures fans in tweet Call of Duty will remain available on PlayStation

© Provided by GamePur Following the surprise purchase by Microsoft to add Activision and Blizzard to the Xbox family, many fans have been wondering which franchises and series will become ... Read more »

Aston Villa magician Philippe Coutinho tipped to return Liverpool 'old days'

Philippe Coutinho has been backed to be a success at Aston Villa by former Scotland striker Frank McAvennie. The Brazilian playmaker has joined the club on loan for the rest ... Read more »

Celebrity Gogglebox: Roman Kemp begged dad Martin to agree to show so people can see he's a 'nice guy'

Roman Kemp has made appearances in many reality shows outside of his regular day job as a Capital FM’s DJ. So far he’s taken part in the celebrity edition of ... Read more »

League player lands 5-player Lillia sleep to set up perfect teamfight

© Provided by Dot Esports There are few better abilities in League of Legends for stopping an entire team dead in its tracks than Lillia’s Lilting Lullaby (R). One League ... Read more »

The Perfect Weekend Getaway to Columbia, South Carolina

© Provided by AFAR Photo by RozenskiP/Shutterstock Many flock to Charleston, but they shouldn’t sleep on nearby Columbia. There was a time when Columbia’s prime asset was seemingly its proximity ... Read more »

This New Resort Will Have the Longest Lazy River in Cabo — With a Waterfront View

© Provided by Travel + Leisure Courtesy of The Villa Group Travelers often head to Los Cabos for whale watching, hiking, surfing, and of course, fun in the sun. No ... Read more »

Godzilla and Kaiju Monster TV Series in the Works From Legendary, Apple

The big-screen world of Godzilla and Legendary’s Monsterverse is getting the small-screen treatment. Apple TV+ has partnered with Legendary for a new original live-action show based on the creatures and ... Read more »

Arsenal vs Liverpool final score: Diogo Jota double sends Reds to final vs Chelsea

Arsenal vs Liverpool: The Reds reached the final of the 2021-22 League Cup, where they will face fellow top-three Premier League side Chelsea, by beating the Gunners 2-0 (same on ... Read more »

Bengals DE Trey Hendrickson Clears Concussion Protocol, Will Play vs. Titans

© Provided by Sports Illustrated Cincinnati‘s defense will receive a major boost against Tennessee. View the original article to see embedded media. Bengals coach Zac Taylor announced Thursday defensive end ... Read more »

Fixing the NCAA's problems, Harbaugh & NFL decision, Arby's entry into Chicken Wars

Subscribe to The College Football Enquirer Apple Podcasts • Stitcher • Google Podcasts • Spotify While the NCAA oversight committee meets in Indianapolis, Dan Wetzel and SI’s Pat Forde try ... Read more »

Football fans in hysterics as list of goalscorers likened to the sound of toffs having sex

A STRING of goalscorers’ names in a football match report was likened to the sound of toffs romping in bed. Chelsea Women beat their West Ham United counterparts 4-2 with ... Read more »

Billioniare Joe Tsai outed as buyer of $190M penthouse

The Hong Kong-based family firm of Alibaba’s Joe Tsai spent a cool $188 million for billionaire Daniel Och’s penthouse at 220 Central Park South. M&M’S Chicago hedge-fund titan Ken Griffin ... Read more »

Would you pay for Instagram? New subscription fee test rolls out

© Provided by Daily Mail Instagram influencers could soon start charging users monthly subscription fees to access exclusive content Instagram influencers could soon start charging users monthly subscription fees to ... Read more »

NASA's Swift Observatory may have suffered an attitude control failure

NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory has run into difficulties after 17 years of largely smooth service. The orbiting explorer has entered safe mode after detecting a “possible failure” in one ... Read more »

B.C., Ottawa, First Nations sign Indigenous justice strategy support agreement

A British Columbia Indigenous leader says the signing of a joint federal, provincial and First Nations agreement is a critical step towards addressing the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in Canada’s ... Read more »

Wimbledon to push on with 38-court expansion plan despite anger from furious locals

The All England Club will press on with plans to expand the Wimbledon venue through its largest ever project – despite the immense opposition to the plan from locals who ... Read more »

Tennessee judge accused of illegally jailing children announces retirement

© Rutherford County Rutherford County Judge Donna Scott Davenport – Rutherford County A judge in Tennessee has announced her sudden retirement after being accused of illegally arresting and jailing more ... Read more »

Ghislaine Maxwell files request for retrial over juror’s revelation of own sexual abuse

© ITV Ghislaine Maxwell has filed for retrial, several days after she was convicted – ITV Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers have formally requested that her sex trafficking convictions be dismissed after ... Read more »

Recall: 2022 Husqvarna FE 350s And FE 501s Need Brake Issue Addressed

© Copyright 2022 Husqvarna FE 350s A problematic brake pad clip from a 2021 recall will now be completely replaced under this recall. On January 14, 2022, KTM North ... Read more »

Belarusian officials accused of air piracy over forced landing of jet that led to dissident journalist's arrest: US prosecutor

© Provided by Business Insider A photo taken on May 23, 2021 shows the Ryanair plane intercepted and diverted to Minsk the same day. PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP via Getty Images The ... Read more »

Democrats calls on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans

© Greg Nash Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks to reporters after hearing from President Biden at a Democratic caucus luncheon at the Senate Russell Office building to discuss voting ... Read more »

Lawmakers skewer interim CIA report on Havana Syndrome

© Alex Brandon-Pool/Getty Images Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Menendez’s panel has jurisdiction over the State Department, where most of the reported cases have originated. Top senators are downplaying ... Read more »

Peloton Woes, Netflix Results, American Air Outlook: 3 Things to Watch

© Reuters Peloton Woes, Netflix Results, American Air Outlook: 3 Things to Watch By Dhirendra Tripathi — Stocks gave back their gains on Thursday, weighed by tech stocks and ... Read more »

I was accused of battering woman to death with breeze block & sentenced to 25yrs – but I didn't do it, says Ian Bailey

FOR a man with a 25-year murder sentence hanging over his head, Ian Bailey seems remarkably chipper. The 64-year-old, who was convicted of killing French filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier, ... Read more »

Catherine’s delightful ‘mum moment’ caught

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge headed out for another joint engagement on Thursday but the duchess only had eyes for a very special guest. The royal couple paid ... Read more »

Top OnlyFans model: ‘My disability makes me sexier than ever'

Once plagued with a stomach condition that left her feeling sick and fatigued, Alex Elindo got surgery and found the courage to return to OnlyFans where she boasts over 1,000 ... Read more »

Sophia Bush Reunites With 'One Tree Hill' Co-Stars Hilarie Burton and Bethany Joy Lenz on 'Good Sam'

The girls are back together! ‘Good Sam’: Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs Preview New CBS Medical Drama (Exclusive) This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic