Singapore is mapping its way out of the Covid-19 related restrictions, at least for vaccinated citizens and residents. The goal of having 80% of the population fully vaccinated should be reached in September.
The country’s finance minister, Mr. Wong, gave a speech in parliaments yesterday that included guidelines on what is expected in the next few months that included a quarantine fee travel to countries with Covid-19 under control as early as September.
You can access Singapore’s page for Covid-19 and travel here.
Covid Situation in Singapore
There is a slight uptick in infections as of late but hardly any deaths.
Here’s an excerpt from the Straits Times:
Singapore will review its Covid-19 restrictions in early August, and ease some measures if virus clusters are under control and hospitalisation rates remain low.
But any loosened restrictions will be extended only to vaccinated individuals, who are “much better protected against the effects of the virus”, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Monday (July 26).
Mr Wong said Singapore will be able to further ease restrictions around September, when about 80 per cent of the population are expected to have got the full two doses of the vaccine. This will include allowing fully vaccinated people to travel to areas where the Covid-19 situation is under control without serving the 14-day stay home notice (SHN) in a hotel.
There is no word, at least yet, that these relaxations would apply to fully vaccinated visitors to Singapore, but merely would allow Singaporeans to travel destinations, which would welcome incoming tourists and visitors from the city/state, without having to spend time in the hotel or home quarantine upon return.
Singapore Airlines is significantly hurting until the Asian countries open up for travel. They have no domestic network to fall back on like the airlines in China and the United States.