Covid-19 has had a significant impact on mobility and tourism. Closed borders, restrictive airline regulations, and other issues became the norm as the virus spread. With the number of cases decreasing and revenge travel returning, governments are once again opening their borders. Singapore is the most recent country to invite Indians.
In response to a decrease in new daily infections, Singapore’s health ministry announced on Friday that it will remove most remaining COVID-19 restrictions and reduce entrance criteria for visitors starting April 26.
The measures include lifting group size restrictions and allowing employees to return to work in full, as well as decreasing the Southeast Asian financial hub’s alert level for the first time since the outbreak began.
Authorities also announced that vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to take a COVID test before travelling to Singapore.
Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, who is also the co-chair of the government’s coronavirus taskforce said, “With these changes, we can now have a well-deserved breather, after two very difficult years of fighting the virus. But let’s always remember, we are getting closer to the finish line, but the race is not over and the pandemic is certainly not over.”
However, other laws will stay in place, such as the requirement to wear face masks in public places and on public transportation.
Non-vaccinated people, on the other hand, will be subject to many of the restrictions.
Singapore has vaccinated 93 percent of its 5.5 million people, one of the highest rates in the world. It also has one of the lowest COVID fatality rates in the world.