Singapore OKs Unsupervised Self-Swab for Inbound Travellers


Singapore OKs Unsupervised Self-Swab for Inbound Travellers

Singapore will adopt an unsupervised self-swab Antigen Rapid Test (ART) as the city-state continues to ease its restrictions amid a gradual decline in COVID-19 cases.

The unsupervised self-swab will take effect within 24 hours of entry for General Category (Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL)) and Category I travellers entering Singapore from 11:59 PM on March 14, the Ministry of Health announced on March 11. Travellers need to report their unsupervised self-swab ART test result via before doing any other activities in Singapore.

The MOH said the revised measures are part of the planned implementation of the new Vaccinated Travel concept in the coming weeks, where inbound travellers no longer need an approval to enter Singapore.

“This is to make things simpler to understand and remember, so that everyone can better do their part. It also prepares us for further easing of measures and the safe resumption of normal activities, when conditions are right and the healthcare workload has eased, which we expect in the coming weeks,” the MOH said.

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