Citing reports of a resurgence of infections in India, travellers to Singapore who are not Singapore Citizens or PR, and who have travel history to India within the last 14 days, will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure.

This is per the latest advisory issued by Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH), which notes that a significant number of imported cases with recent travel history to India have been observed.

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"To reduce the risk of importation of cases from India, travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents and who have recent travel history to India within the last 14 days prior to entry will be required to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure. Travellers will need to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result as a condition of approval to enter Singapore," said the statement.

This requirement will take effect for those arriving in Singapore from 17 September 2020, 0000 hours, and will apply on top of the existing requirements of a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities and a negative COVID-19 test before the end of their SHN.

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