Singapore tourism has begun a phase-wise resumption of operations since July 1, 2020, beginning with 13 attractions. Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will also allow domestic tour operators to resume operations, and they all are required to submit their reopening proposals to STB for assessment. Operators must provide a safe environment for customers and workers through safe management measures and can resume operations only after the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)’s approval. These proposals must include safe management measures that help reduce the COVID-19 transmission risks of each attraction or tour.
Before any attraction’s approval to reopen, its operator must report risks specific to the nature of its operations and follow the requirements, laid out in the Advisory for Attractions. Tour operators and tourist guides will be required to submit their tour itineraries and schedules to STB in advance, and demonstrate that they can implement all relevant safety management measures. For the full list of requirements, please refer to the Advisory for Tours.
The following attractions have submitted their reopening proposals
MTI and STB have carefully assessed their proposals and have allowed them to reopen from July 2020:
- Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay
- Jurong Bird Park
- Madame Tussauds
- River Safari
- Singapore Zoo
- Zero Latency
- ArtScience Museum, Sands SkyPark, and Observation Deck and Casino at Marina Bay Sands
- Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium and Casino at Resorts World Sentosa
A few precautionary measures have been taken by RWS
RWS advises its guests to stay at home if unwell. During their visit, the guests must observe social distancing, avoid crowding, wear face masks, wash hands frequently, and use hand sanitizers. If they develop symptoms, RWS has medical personnel on standby and protocols in place to assist. Most re-opened attractions will initially be running on 25% of their operating capacity. Access to the casinos will be limited to existing casino members and annual levy holders only.
STB will also ensure that more tourism businesses, including attractions, apply for the SG Clean certification. SG Clean is a national mark of excellence that indicates adherence to heightened standards of cleaning, hygiene, and sanitization, and will provide reassurance to all who visit these premises.