Singapore is moving closer toward pre-pandemic living

Singapore is set to ease most Covid measures from April 26, authorities said. Lauryn Ishak | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore is set to remove nearly all virus safety measures from Tuesday as the city-state seeks to return to pre-Covid living, authorities announced on Friday. There will be no more social distancing or limits to the number of people at social gatherings. Fully vaccinated travelers will no longer need to take Covid tests before departing for Singapore. On-arrival tests have been waived since April 1. “Things continue to…

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Singapore to ease Covid measures; drops outdoor mask mandate

Office workers walk out for lunch break at Raffles Place financial business district in Singapore on January 4, 2022. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore will ease most of its Covid restrictions including outdoor mask mandates from March 29, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Thursday. Limits on social gatherings will be doubled from five to 10, more employees can return to office and capacity limits for large events will be increased, Lee said in a national address. Masks will still be needed indoors, and…

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Singapore introduces more ‘vaccinated travel lanes’ to include Malaysia, Sweden and Finland

Malaysia Airlines aircraft are parked on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on September 7, 2020. Mohd Rasfan | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Quarantine-free travel between Singapore and neighboring Malaysia will start from Nov. 29 for vaccinated travelers, the two countries announced Monday. Sweden and Finland will also be included in Singapore’s so-called “vaccinated travel lanes” from Nov. 29, the health ministry said separately in a press release Monday. Instead of serving quarantines, inoculated travelers from these countries will take Covid-19 tests to ensure they are…

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Singapore’s daily Covid cases breach 1,000 over the weekend — first time since April 2020

People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19 in Singapore. Maverick Asio | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore reported more than 1,000 Covid cases for two straight days over the weekend —the first time infections breached that level since April 2020, at the height of the pandemic. The Southeast Asian country confirmed 1,009 new infections on Saturday, and 1,012 new cases on Sunday, according to data from the health ministry. That’s the highest number since April 23 last year. At…

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Singapore to roll out Covid vaccine booster shots to some groups, including seniors

A woman walks along a bridge, as the Marina Bay Sands hotel and resort is seen in the background, in Singapore on August 16, 2021. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore is introducing booster Covid vaccine shots for people aged 60 and over, residents of nursing homes and those with suppressed immune systems. In a release Friday, the health ministry said older people will be eligible for a third dose six to nine months after their second dose, while those who are moderately-to-severely immunocompromised are recommended to…

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Singapore to start quarantine-free travel for visitors from Hong Kong, Brunei and Germany

A Singapore Airlines plane is parked beside Scoots passenger planes on the terminal tarmac at Changi International Airport in Singapore on March 15, 2021. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore is reopening its borders to more destinations, and some travelers from Hong Kong, Macao, Germany and Brunei will soon be able to enter without having to serve quarantine. The city-state announced the lifting of border restrictions for visitors from Hong Kong and Macao, who can apply for entry immediately and enter Singapore as soon as Aug.…

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