Effective 15 July, 2359 hours, this measure has been taken with a view to manage the COVID-19 risk of importation.

The Ministry of Health (MOH), on 14 July, has updated Singapore’s border measures for all travellers entering Singapore with travel history (within the last 21 days) to Myanmar.

This is in light of the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar. As of 13 July (Tuesday), the country has seven-day moving average of more than 4,000 new cases, with the total cases exceeding 200,000.

Effective 15 July 2021, 2359 hours, the following border measures apply (until further notice):

  • All long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history (including transit) to Myanmar within the last 21 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore;
  • The same group will also not be allowed to transit through Singapore; and
  • All travellers with recent travel history to Myanmar will also be subject to an on-arrival Antigen Rapid Test (ART).

“This will also apply to all those who had obtained prior approval for entry into Singapore,” the Ministry shared.

Stay-home notices (SHN)

Further, it was announced that all travellers with recent travel history to Myanmar who have yet to complete their 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) by 15 July 2021, 2359hrs, will continue to be subjected to:

A 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities;

  • An on-arrival polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test;
  • A self-administered ART test on day three, seven and 11 of arrival; and
  • A PCR test on day 14 of arrival.

Related Singapore border measure updates here: Indonesia, and Australia and Guangdong, China.

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