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Vietnamese citizens advised not to travel to Singapore due to new precautionary measures

VGP – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has recently advised Vietnamese citizens not to travel to Singapore if not necessary.

03/16/2020 13:30

The move came after Singapore issued additional precautionary measures to prevent further importation of coronavirus cases to the country

Accordingly, from March 16, 2020, all travelers entering Singapore with recent travel history to ASEAN countries (including Viet Nam), Japan, Switzerland, or the UK within the previous 14 days will be issued with a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN).

In addition, the travelers will have to provide proof of the place where they will serve the 14-day SHN, for example a hotel booking covering the entire period, or a place of residence and may be asked for COVID-19 tests if necessary. 

Short-term visitors who are nationals of any ASEAN country will have to submit requisite information on their health to the Singapore Overseas Mission in the country they are resident before their intended date of travel. 

The submission will have to be approved by Singapore’s Ministry of Health before travel to Singapore, and the approval will be verified by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority officers at the Singapore checkpoints. Short-term visitors who arrive in Singapore without the necessary approval will be denied on entry to Singapore.

Hence, the MOFA advised Vietnamese citizens, who have plans to go to Singapore or other countries, to get regular updates on regulations of the destination countries and airlines, prepare all necessary papers as required, and strictly follow recommendations and COVID-19 prevention and control regulations of the host countries’ authorized offices./.

By Kim Loan