Travellers From Taiwan Entering Singapore Need Not Serve SHN

Travellers Entering Singapore From Taiwan Need Not Serve Stay-Home Notice (SHN)

This will be effective at 11.59pm on 7 Aug!

With travel taking a backseat for the past year and a half, here’s some good news that may indicate the light at the end of the tunnel. Singapore has updated its entry requirements for travellers from Taiwan entering the country. They are no longer required to serve the mandatory stay-home notice (SHN) from 11.59pm on Saturday, 7 Aug 2021. Having said that, they must test negative for COVID-19 upon arrival

Also read: Taiwan Has Invented the First Coronavirus Swab Testing Robot

What are Singapore’s updated entry requirements?

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  • As mentioned earlier, they will have to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
  • If the test result comes back as negative, they do not need to serve the 14-day SHN and can go about their activities
  • Travellers are encouraged to register and pre-pay for their PCR test online before making their way to Singapore. 
  • Those landing at Changi Airport can do so here. On the other hand, those entering from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal can do so here
  • The Ministry of Health also advised travellers to visit the SafeTravel website. The purpose: To keep themselves abreast with the most updated border measures pre-arrival.

Who does this apply to?

  • Those who were in Taiwan for at least 21 days before departing for Singapore.
  • This includes short-term visitors with travel history to Taiwan, within the last 21 days. They can now apply for an Air Travel Pass, for entry into Singapore on or after 12 Aug 2021.

What about travellers from Taiwan currently serving their SHN?

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  • Travellers who are already serving their 14-day SHN at their place of residence as of 11.59pm on 7 Aug 2021 will still be required to complete their 14-day SHN. Additionally, they must undergo an exit swab as well.

How has Singapore entry requirements evolved?

  • On 16 May 2021, travellers from Taiwan were required to serve a 14-day SHN at a dedicated facility. Following which, they had to serve an additional seven-day SHN at their place of residence. This measure came about as Taiwan reported a sharp increase in domestic cases just the previous day — a total of 180 new cases. 
  • On 23 Jun, travellers from Taiwan could apply to opt out of dedicated SHN facilities. Instead, they could serve their 14-day SHN in their homes.

Also read: Taiwan Considering Travel Bubble with Singapore Next

The COVID-19 situation in Taiwan has ameliorated — with cases falling significantly the past few days. As of writing, Taiwan has reported a total of 15,742 cases since the start of the pandemic.

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