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Singapore removes pre-departure test requirement for vaccinated international travellers

The government of Singapore has announced that it will remove the requirement for fully vaccinated travellers to undertake a pre-departure test before arriving in the country.

Starting 00:01 hours on 26th April 2022, all fully vaccinated international travellers will not need to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test. This applies to all fully vaccinated travellers arriving by land, air or sea checkpoints, as well as non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and under.

The announcement follows the recent removal of requirements for fully vaccinated visitors to test on arrival, and means that all vaccinated travellers can now (from 26th April 2022) enter Singapore quarantine-free and without undertaking any tests.

Presently, non-fully vaccinated short-term visitors over the age of 12 are generally not allowed to enter Singapore, with some exceptions including those travelling for compassionate reasons and those not able to have the vaccine. Those who do qualify for an exemption will continue to be required to take a pre-departure test, complete a7-day at-home quarantine period, and take a RT-PCR test at the end of this period.

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Michael Rodriguez, Area Director – Northern and Southwestern Europe, Singapore Tourism Board, said:

Following the successful launch of the Vaccinated Travel Framework earlier this month and with the removal of pre-departure testing requirements, we are excited to welcome fully vaccinated travellers back to experience a reimagined Singapore. Our Ministry of Health has continued to monitor the local and global Covid-19 situation and has taken a measured approach to gradually easing restrictions to allow for safe travel. We have so much to share with visitors this year including the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore Food Festival and Gardens by the Bay’s 10th anniversary.

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