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COVID-19 ADVISORY FOR TRAVELLERS AND TOURISM BUSINESSES

29 August 2022

General Advisory for Travellers

1. Singapore is open to all travellers without quarantine, subject to pre-departure COVID-19 testing for travellers who are not fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines. More details are available here.

2. Depending on the destination you are travelling from, mask-wearing aboard flights and ferries to Singapore may not be required. Travellers are advised to check with the respective transport operator on the mask-wearing requirement prior to their trip.

3. When you are in Singapore, please do your part by practising good personal hygiene, monitoring your own health, and following the appropriate safe management measures available here.

General Advisory for Tourism Businesses

1. Singapore has re-opened for business and activities have resumed. All establishments can now operate at 100% operating capacity with no group size limits and no safe distancing requirements between groups and individuals.

2. Mask-wearing is not required in indoor and outdoor places, except in healthcare settings and on public transport. For the latest safe management measures, please visit the Ministry of Health website.

3. However, mask-wearing and other requirements as part of sectoral regulations will continue to apply. These include Singapore Food Agency’s (SFA) requirement for food handlers and Enterprise Singapore’s (ESG) requirements for F&B Establishments, as well as Retail Establishments and Lifestyle Related Services.

4. Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) must be implemented for events with > 500 participants at any one time, nightlife establishments where dancing among patrons is one of the intended activities, F&B establishments, bars, and karaoke establishments. For more information on VDS, please refer to the Ministry of Health advisory, and the respective industry-specific FAQs below.

5.  All employees can return to the workplace. For latest measures on workplace events and meetings, please visit the  Ministry of Manpower website.


Industry-Specific FAQs

Attractions

1.     Are masks required on trams/people mover systems within attractions?

Mask-wearing is optional on trams/ people mover systems within attractions.
 

Hotels

2.     Are hotels and hostels allowed to accommodate COVID-19-positive guests?

a. Hotels and hostels are strongly encouraged to accept all guest profiles, including Covid-19-positive guests, as Singapore transits towards living with COVID-19. When accommodating guests who require such self-isolation, hotels and hostels should follow the appropriate health measures and protocols found here.

b. Hotels and hostels must be transparent with prospective guests on any company-specific policies, and terms and conditions of the guests’ stays during the booking phase.


Tours

3.     Are masks required on tour buses?

Mask-wearing is optional on tour buses.

 

Large-scale events (> 500 participants)

4.    Are Vaccinated-differentiated SMMs (VDS) required at events?

a. VDS is required at large-scale events with >500 participants[1].

b. Event Organisers and Event Venues (collectively, EOs) must ensure all participants are fully vaccinated.  

c. Please refer to MOH’s guide on implementing VDS for more information.

5.    Can unvaccinated international travellers attend events with >500 participants?

No. Only fully vaccinated travellers are permitted to enter and/or remain in event venues to attend events with > 500 participants.

6.    Can Food and Beverage be served at MICE events?

F&B can be served at MICE events. However, while VDS is no longer required for events with ≤ 500 participants, only fully vaccinated persons will be permitted to consume F&B at the event, in line with the prevailing national guidelines.

7.    Do international attendees at MICE events require the TraceTogether app?

a. International visitors attending events with > 500 participants must download the TraceTogether app, so that their vaccination status can be verified.

b. For avoidance of doubt, vaccination certificates are not acceptable documents for entry for international visitors into events with > 500 participants.

 

[1] The total capacity at any point in time will include all participants of the event, including exhibitors, media attending the event, speakers, participants’ liaison officers, etc. EO staff and external service providers who are present at the event venue are also included.


USEFUL LINKS
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For MOH's latest measures, please click here.

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For MOM's latest advisories, please click here.

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For ESG's latest SMMs, please click here.