Singapore lifts final Covid-19 restrictions
The health situation has ‘stabilised’ in the country
As of 13 February 2023, the final remaining Covid-19 restrictions in place in Singapore have been removed – changing the rules on mask-wearing, vaccination and testing requirements, and hospital treatment.
The decision has been made due to the health situation being ‘stabilised’ in the region.
Face masks are no longer compulsory on public transport, but they will still be required for visitors, staff and patients in healthcare and residential facilities.
Previously treatment and testing for Covid-19 was fully subsidised, but this will end on 1 April 2023. All patients will be required to pay for tests from this date and the government will no longer help Covid-19 hospital patients, regardless of vaccination status. Some facilities will remain open, but a fee will be charged for a patient’s stay there.
Covid-19 vaccinations will remain free-of-charge, despite other changes.
If a person tests positive for the virus, the protocols previously in place have now been scrapped and people are advised to exercise social responsibility, rather than have requirements implemented on them.
Community isolation for Covid-19 patients is also not required, and it will cost a patient to now stay in isolation.
Tracing apps such as TraceTogether and SafeEntry, will no longer be used, with all the data collected over the time the systems were in place being deleted.
For travellers to Singapore, unvaccinated passengers will not need to produce a pre-departure test. Additionally unvaccinated short-term visitors won’t have to buy Covid-19 travel insurance to enter the region.