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Travelling to Singapore: Those leaving from Malaysia subject to 14-day quarantine at dedicated centres

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 21): Owing to a surge of Covid-19 cases in recent weeks in Malaysia and Japan, Singapore has decided to tighten its border measures.

The republic has therefore made it mandatory for travellers who are arriving from Malaysia and Japan to go through a 14-day, stay-home notice (SHN) at dedicated centres, reported the TODAY news portal.

Set to be enforced from tomorrow (Nov 22, 11.59pm), all travellers who have been to Malaysia and Japan in the last 14 days must comply with the regulations, the republic’s Ministry of Health announced yesterday.

This also applies to travellers entering city state for work under the Periodic Commuting Arrangement and returning Singapore-based travellers under the reciprocal green lane arrangement between Malaysia and Singapore, TODAY reported the ministry saying.

Meanwhile, from Nov 27, 11.59pm, travellers who are not Singaporeans or permanent residents and who have a travel history to Malaysia within the last 14 days must take a Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure, stated Singapore’s MOH

They will have to provide “a valid negative Covid-19 test result or they will not be allowed to enter Singapore”.

Singapore-based travellers under the reciprocal green lane arrangement will be exempted from this ruling, it added.

The MOH had earlier announced that travellers from Malaysia are allowed to serve a seven-day SHN at their place of residence, except from Sabah, who are required to serve a 14-day SHN at dedicated facilities, reported Bernama.

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