Singapore to waive quarantine for all vaccinated travelers post-omicron

Singapore to waive quarantine for all vaccinated travelers post-omicron

Marcel Stevens

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The transit corridor of Changi International Airport in Singapore on Jan. 12, 2022.

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SINGAPORE — Singapore intends to let vaccinated site visitors from all nations to skip quarantine on arrival when the omicron wave has passed, authorities declared on Wednesday all through a digital press briefing.

Overall health Minister Ong Ye Kung reported travel principles had been intended to avert infections from remaining imported into the region, but that class of scenarios signifies only 1% of day by day cases and “no for a longer time have a product effect” on Singapore’s Covid problem.

The future concentration will be on whether or not website visitors to Singapore will fall severely sick and load the well being-care technique, he explained.

“We really should essentially emphasize significantly less on SHN and assessments on tourists, [and] a lot more on making sure that they are totally vaccinated and boosted,” he stated.

“As a substitute of possessing vaccinated journey lanes or VTLs with picked nations around the world that we think are lower hazard, we ought to basically permit SHN-cost-free journey for … completely vaccinated vacationers from all countries,” Ong reported, referring to keep-home notices issued to visitors to Singapore.

“We really should make this transition not now, but immediately after omicron wave has peaked and start to subside,” he extra.

The authorities did not set a day for this new policy to choose result, but Gan Kim Yong, the minister for trade and field, claimed that the omicron wave could peak in a couple of months.

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