Singapore decides to stop entry or transit for visitors with recent travel history to Sri Lanka

Singapore decides to stop entry or transit for visitors with recent travel history to Sri Lanka

Singapore decides to stop entry or transit for visitors with recent travel history to Sri Lanka

Written by Staff Writer

01 May, 2021 | 9:56 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Singapore has decided to stop entry or transit for visitors with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The ban will be imposed with effect from tomorrow and will cover all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors who have been in the four countries in the last 14 days, including transit.

Co-Chairperson of the COVID-19 multi-ministry task force of Singapore Lawrence Wong said the ban would also apply to those who have obtained prior entry approval from Singapore authorities.

Italy has banned travel from Sri Lanka amid the COVID-19 emergency in neighbouring India, as well as tightening quarantine rules for residents who have recently returned from the country.

The Italian government had already banned travel from India and Bangladesh due to fears of a surge of COVID-19 cases in the region.

Latest News