Singapore has announced that all incoming travellers entering Singapore from 23:59 on June 17 will not have to serve 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated facilities if they had remained in Viet Nam in the last 14 consecutive days prior to their entry.
Singapore. (Source: Internet)
The move is a clear evidence that Viet Nam has successfully contained the pandemic and it has gone 62 straight days without COVID-19 community infection while the patient tally is relatively low, with 335 cases, including 325 recovered ones.
Viet Nam’s success came as a result of right and clear-cut attitude towards the pandemic since the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak. The nation was the first country in the world to apply mandatory health declaration for all incoming travellers and also one of the first few countries to embark on a “new normal” situation.
Also under the Singapore’s notice, travellers from other countries and territories namely Australia, Brunei, mainland China, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan will no longer have to serve their SHN at dedicated facilities.
Incoming travellers who are not Singapore citizens or permanent residents, who enter Singapore from 23:59 hours on June 17, will be required to pay for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities, where applicable./.
By Quang Minh