Health Ministry: Covid-19 rules for travellers to Singapore from China unchanged, but adjustments to be made if need arises

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Thursday, 29 Dec 2022 10:57 AM MYT

SINGAPORE, Dec 29 — Border measures and vaccination requirements in Singapore for travellers and work pass holders from China remain unchanged, though the Ministry of Health (MoH) said that it will monitor the international Covid-19 situation and make the appropriate adjustments “should the need arise”.

The statement was made in response to TODAY’s queries yesterday (December 28), after China's healthcare system is reported to be under strain as a result of a spike in Covid-19 cases there.

On Monday, China announced that it would be scrapping Covid-19 quarantine for overseas arrivals from January 8.

A translation of the announcement made by the Chinese authorities contained a mention that its citizens’ ability to travel overseas will be “resumed in an orderly manner” but did not elaborate on when this will resume.

China’s announcement marked an end to almost three years of self-imposed isolation.

Media there reported that its citizens reacted with excitement and online searches for flights overseas jumped.

However, there has also been a surge in Covid-19 cases in China in recent weeks after Beijing mov...

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