Singapore to unilaterally open borders to Taiwan from Dec 18, no quarantine needed, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Visitors from Taiwan will be equipped to come into Singapore for all sorts of travel and not be quarantined from next Friday (Dec 18), furnished they take a look at detrimental for Covid-19 on arrival.

The identical applies to Singapore citizens, long-lasting citizens and long-time period move holders returning from Taiwan, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) claimed on Friday (Dec 11), as it announced the Republic’s choice to unilaterally open its borders to Taiwan.

“Taiwan has a thorough public overall health surveillance system and has displayed profitable manage around the spread of the Covid-19 virus,” claimed the CAAS.

“More than the earlier 28 times, Taiwan has zero community Covid-19 cases. The danger of importation from Taiwan is low.”

Readers from Taiwan can use for an air vacation pass for entry into Singapore from Dec 18. They will have to adhere to a couple of necessities this sort of as traveling to Singapore on immediate flights, utilizing the TraceTogether application, and paying out for their healthcare costs linked to Covid-19, if any.

The CAAS will also update Singapore’s vacation advisory to allow for vacation to Taiwan.

The opening is unilateral, as restrictions in Taiwan remain in spot, with leisure and social visits by foreign nationals at the moment banned.

Taiwanese citizens who want to vacation out of the territory can do so. But they will have to get a certification proving them to be obvious of the Covid-19 virus in three days prior to their return flight to Taiwan. 


They will then be tested once again upon arrival in Taiwan, and will have to be quarantined for 14 day later on. 

Taiwan is the sixth position that Singapore has unilaterally opened up to, soon after Australia, Brunei Darussalam, mainland China, New Zealand and Vietnam.

The CAAS said that as at 11.59pm on Thursday, it had authorized 9,284 apps for visitors from these spots, and received 4,050 readers.

As at 11.59pm on Wednesday, all site visitors who arrived in Singapore less than the air journey pass plan have tested unfavorable for Covid-19.

Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung reported in a Fb publish that the opening of borders to Taiwan was one more step in opening Singapore’s borders.

He pointed out that Taiwan had also lately categorised Singapore as a very low danger place. As these types of, the territory had minimized the quarantine for necessary and business travellers from the Republic to 5 times.

Mr Ong extra: “With the festive period, I hope the reopening preparations will be handy for households and liked kinds to reunite.”

This short article was very first revealed in The Straits SituationsPermission necessary for replica.