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COVID-19: Updates

Date:

01/20/2021


COVID-19: Updates

Updated on 22 July 2021

1. Restrictive measures for entry and transit in Singapore

2. Restrictive measures for entry and exit from Brunei

3. Measures taken by Singapore Authorities

4. Measures taken by Italian Authorities

5. Precautionary measures taken by this Embassy 

 

1. Restrictive measures for entry and transit in Singapore

SINGAPORE: COVID-19. Updates. For all short-term travelers from Italy, the entry ban to Singapore remains. In the case of special situations and under certain conditions, it is possible to request a special entry authorization for a short period using the relevant form. For short-term travelers from other countries it is possible to enter Singapore only if they fall within the specific agreements stipulated by the local authorities with a limited number of countries (Air Travel Pass, Reciprocal Green Lane, Periodic Commuting Arrangement). Entry or transit in Singapore is prohibited for long and short-term travelers, including seafarers, who have spent the last 21 days or transit in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Prior to Departure

Long-term visa holders must: obtain approval from the local Ministry of Manpower (MOM) by applying through this form, available from the 30th day before departure. All travelers , including citizens and permanent residents, above 3 years are required to: have a negative PCR molecular swab carried out within 72 hours prior to boarding and submit a health declaration using this form.

Please note for those who have been vaccinated, that at the moment no waiver is allowed in entry with respect to what is indicated and therefore the travelers will continue to be subjected to the measures and requirements of the SHN or SDF (Stay Home Notice or Stay-Home Notice Dedicated Facility).

For more details, please refer to the following website: 

https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/health/shn  

Upon arrival in Singapore

All authorized travelers returning to Singapore undergo molecular testing upon arrival at the airport. From 11.59 pm on June 23 2021, Singaporean citizens, permanent residents and holders of long-term visas, including dependents, who have stayed in countries other than those subject to specific agreements, including Italy, in the last 21 days, are required to observe isolation 14 days in the designated hotel facility at your own expense (approximately 2,000 Singapore dollars). As of 11.59 p.m. on 27 June, travellers are required to test themselves with a rapid antigen test provided by the facilities on the third, seventh and eleventh day after arrival (3 years old children are exempted).At the end of the isolation period, all travelers over the age of 3 are subjected to a mandatory test for the detection of COVID-19 at their own expense (about 200 Singapore dollars). During this period, which cannot be reduced for any reason, you will not be allowed to leave your home or room. Failure to comply with this deadline will result in a fine of up to Singapore dollars 10,000, a prison sentence of up to six months and the revocation of the stay permit. Less restrictive measures are applied for Singaporean citizens, permanent residents and long-term visa holders, including dependent family members, who have stayed in one of the countries included in the aforementioned agreements in the past 14 days. indicated here.

Flights and navigation

From 2 June, transits are allowed to those airlines that have obtained prior authorization from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and automatically to all flights operated by Singapore Airlines, AirAsia, Scoot, SilkAir departing from the airports from the cities indicated in this listFrom July 17, flights departing from Rome Fiumicino to Singapore will once again operate three days a week. It is still recommended, before traveling, to carry out adequate checks with one's carrier or travel agency and to request their assistance for any modification of itinerary. For more information on the measures taken by the Singapore authorities, consult the website of the local Ministry of Health www.moh.gov.sg, and the Maritime and Port Authority www.mpa.gov.sg.

The call of cruise ships is suspended until further notice.As of September 1st, crew changes are permitted under the circumstances indicated here.

Useful information

For the latest updates on the measures adopted by Singapore authorities, please visit:

There is also a WhatsApp Channel that provides updates on the situation in Singapore.

 

2. Restrictive measures for entry and exit from Brunei

Local health authorities have introduced restrictive measures both for entering and leaving the country. Short-term visitors are not allowed to enter and transit through the country. It is possible to apply for an Entry-Travel-Pass for  work, study reasons, medical treatment, family reunifications or exceptional circumstances. The application has to be presented by a local sponsor through the portal "Entry Travel Pass" at least 8 working days before the scheduled travel date. 72 hours before departure, travellers have to do a SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR swap (in case they are unable to do the test, they can request for an exemption from the Ministry of Health: etp.health@moh.gov.bn). Upon the arrival of the authorized foreign travellers to Brunei, they will have to bear both the swap expenses, equal to 1.000 Brunei Dollars, and the costs of self-isolation in a designated facility, for a period from 2 to 14 days, based on the evaluation made by local authorities on the risk of the country of origin. It is the responsibility of the traveler or the sponsoring agency to book directly with the hoteliers and secure such accommodation prior to arrival. Failure to comply with mandatory self-isolation will result in a fine of up to $ 10,000 or a detention period of up to 6 months or both. Travelers are also required to download the BruHealth App before entering the country.

Additional information on the documents to be presented are available Here.

As of March 16, the ban on exiting the country applies to all citizens and residents, with the exception of the following cases: the need to undergo urgent medical treatment, participation in judicial hearings and the continuation of studies abroad. Requests for leaving the country are subject to the approval of the Prime Minister's office and must be submitted by this Form. Additional information on the documents to be presented are available Here. In case of difficulty in using the indicated procedure, please report it to the Embassy of Italy in Singapore (the contacts can be found in the General Information section of this page). As of August 1, 2021, in addition to all the other abovementioned requirements, all citizens and residents of Brunei must undergo vaccination against COVID-19 before leaving the country.

For any further information, it is advised to visit the website of Brunei Ministry of Health, and of the Prime Minister's Office, and of Brunei Tourism Board.

For the latest updates, please visit:

• the website of the Ministry of Health of Brunei

• the Viaggiaresicuri website

• the website of the Italian Embassy in Singapore.

There is also a Telegram Channel and a dedicated telephone Health Advice Line 148 (HAL 148) (operating 24 hours a day) providing updates on the situation in Brunei.

 

3Measures adopted by Singapore Authorities

Starting from 22 July and until 18 August 2021, Phase 2-Hightened Alert enters into effect, which provides for the reintroduction of some restrictions, including the limit to groups of 2 people and the catering activity carried out only through take-away and home delivery.

For further details consult the website of the local Ministry of Health HERE.

 

4Measures adopted by Italian Authorities

For more information, F.A.Q. and to download the self-declaration model, please, click HERE.

Click HERE to be updated on the health situation and the response of the Member States of the European Union.

 

5. Precautionary measures taken by this Embassy

In compliance with the extraordinary directives implemented by Singaporean and Italian authorities, this Embassy has adopted a series of precautionary measures to protect the health of visitors and staff.

At the entrance to the building, check-ins must be performed by using a TraceTogheter App or physical token.

As for consular services, they will be provided exclusively by appointment using the online booking service (Prenota Online) and specifying in the notes the type of service requested.

For any clarifications and requests regarding your service request, you can always contact the consular offices at the following email addresses:

We remind you that the emergency number for assistance in cases of extreme urgency or need outside office hours is +65 90629004.

 


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