German citizens can now travel to Singapore without being required to follow quarantine rules provided they are fully vaccinated. However, they must test negative for four COVID-19 tests.
Besides Germany, Singapore has reopened its borders to more vaccinated travelers from other regions such as Hong Kong, Brunei and Macau, TheSchengen.com reports.
All travelers from the above-mentioned countries are also required to follow the test rules when planning to travel to the Southeast Asian country.
Passengers must obtain a negative COVID-19 test result prior to departure, no later than 48 hours into their flight, and a test on arrival at Singapore Changi Airport, as well as two post-arrival tests on the third and seventh days at a designed location in Singapore.
The authorities in Singapore have made it clear that visitors who do not comply with these requirements risk being fined under the Infectious Diseases Act.
Passengers who test positive after arriving in Singapore must follow quarantine rules at a designated facility.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the new rule to allow fully vaccinated passengers to enter the country comes under the Vaccinated Travel Corridors (VTL) scheme.
The CAAS noted that “travelers under the VTL must strictly adhere to the terms of travel.”
Travelers should be fully vaccinated for two weeks after taking two doses of any vaccine approved for use by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Germany previously opened its borders to Singapore, which means that travelers traveling from Singapore to Germany are allowed to enter the latter if they meet the specified requirements.
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Based on data provided by the World Health Organization, Singapore has recorded a total of 66,478 cases of COVID-19 and 49 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
On the other hand, the same source reveals that Germany has reported more than 3,871,800 cases of infection and a total of 91,980 deaths.
However, despite the rapid spread of the Corona virus and its new strains, the authorities in Germany decided last week to relax entry rules for travelers from Brazil and Uruguay.
The authorities in Singapore will continue to estimate the rate of COVID-19 infection in other countries as well as vaccination rates, in order to open their doors to more travelers from other countries.
Singapore’s Minister of Transport S. Eswaran in an interview with Bloomberg last week: “Essentially, we’re pointing a path toward reopening.”
Like many other countries around the world, Singapore closed its borders last year to protect the health of citizens amid the ongoing pandemic.