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In a big relief, Singapore allows travellers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka from October 26

Travellers from certain nations, however, would be subjected to the strictest border restrictions, including a 10-day stay-at-home notice period at a designated facility, according to the statement.

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New Delhi, First Published Oct 23, 2021, 5:43 PM IST
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Singapore removed India and five other South Asian nations off its list of travel restrictions on Saturday, as the island-state continues to tweak border controls in reaction to the worldwide Covid-19 issue. According to the health ministry, from Wednesday (October 26, 2021), all travellers with a 14-day trip history to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka will enter or transit via Singapore.

Travellers from certain nations, however, would be subjected to the strictest border restrictions, including a 10-day stay-at-home notice period at a designated facility, according to the statement. In a statement, the ministry stated that it had reassessed the Covid-19 situation in the six South Asian nations that it had previously barred access to.

In a virtual news conference, health minister Ong Ye Kung stated that the situation in these countries has been stable for some time. "There is no longer a need for tight measures that prevent passengers from these nations from coming here," according to The Straits Times. According to the health ministry, changes that go into effect on Wednesday include lowering restrictions for visitors from Singapore's nearest neighbours, Malaysia and Indonesia. 

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Singapore welcomed the first travellers under an extended quarantine-free programme, marking an important step toward the aviation hub resuming international connections. The so-called vaccinated travel lanes (VTL) have been extended to vaccinated arrivals from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. People from these countries are allowed to enter Singapore without being quarantined if they pass the Covid-19 tests. Since the commencement of the epidemic, Singapore has recorded a total of 165,663 COVID-19 cases as of Friday. So far, the sickness has claimed the lives of 294 people throughout the country.

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