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RECOGNITION OF EU DIGITAL VACCINE CERTIFICATE
From Dec 7, Singapore will settle for vaccination certificates issued within the European Union Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC) format as legitimate proof for VTL travel, stated CAAS.
This comes after the European Commission introduced on Wednesday that it could recognise the Singapore HealthCerts as equal to the EU DCC, connecting Singapore to this “trust framework”, stated the authority.
With this, travellers from VTL nations with EU DCC certificates – even when these have been issued in a non-VTL nation – will be capable to travel to Singapore on VTL, stated CAAS.
These travellers should nonetheless meet different VTL situations, it added.
RESTRICTIONS TIGHTENED FOR SOME COUNTRIES
Separately, Singapore will tighten border measures for six European nations, following the “worsening situation” in these places.
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Liechtenstein and Slovakia can be labeled as Category III nations from 11.59pm on Dec 1, the Ministry of Health (MOH) stated in a separate information launch.
Travellers from Category III nations are required to serve a 10-day stay-home discover at their place of lodging, along with COVID-19 testing.
Belize, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Mauritius, Panama, Peru and Uruguay can even be labeled as Category III nations from 11.59pm on Dec 1.
MOH stated it is going to additionally classify Thailand, Argentina, Kuwait, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan and Romania as Category II nations from the identical date.
Those arriving from Category II nations should serve a seven-day stay-home discover at their place of lodging and be examined for COVID-19.
UPDATE ON VTL TRAVELLERS
As of 11.59pm on Thursday, 79,335 vaccinated travel passes have been issued for entry into Singapore between Sep 8 and Jan 27, 2022, stated CAAS.
This quantity doesn’t embrace Singaporeans, everlasting residents and kids aged 12 and beneath travelling underneath the VTL, who don’t want to use for a vaccinated travel move.
Just over 37,000 VTL travellers have entered Singapore as of Thursday, added CAAS.
More than 20,000 of those are short-term guests or long-term move holders. About 15,000 are Singaporeans or everlasting residents, and about 1,700 are kids.