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Singapore to open one way travel corridor with Taiwan

Singapore is lifting border restrictions for visitors from Taiwan effective 18th December,2020.

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This travel corridor will allow travellers to apply for a single-entry Air Travel Pass(ATP) and enter Singapore without needing to undergo 14 days of self-isolation. In order to obtain Air Travel Pass, travellers must have remained in Taiwan for 14 consecutive days prior to entry into Singapore. In addition to this, the travellers must have taken a nonstop flight into Singapore and undergo a RT-PCR test upon arrival.

Travellers from Taiwan must download and register for the TraceTogether app on their mobile devices before entering Singapore and keep it activated for the duration of their stay. Also, the travellers must not delete the app from their device for 14 days after leaving Singapore.

“Today, we take another step in opening our borders, this time to travellers from Taiwan…They have been maintaining close to zero infection rates and strong control measures, so the risk of importation is low. They will be able to enter Singapore from 18 Dec without SHN.”, said a post on Facebook by Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Transport, Singapore.

Note: SHN is a ‘Stay Home Notice’ which involves 14 days of self-isolation.

“We have earlier opened to Australia, Brunei, Mainland China, New Zealand and Vietnam. Some 4,000 general travellers have entered Singapore since we started unilateral opening in September, and all had tested negative for COVID-19. Taiwan has recently classified Singapore as a low risk country and reduced the quarantine for essential and business travelers from Singapore to five days.”, he added.

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