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Travel Recommendation by WHO

WHO has not advised the application of any travel or trade restrictions till date.

Travel Recommendation by MOH

  • Avoid all non-essential travel to mainland China.

  • In case of symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness, either during or after travel, wear a surgical mask, seek medical attention and share your travel history with your health care provider.

  • Persons on Stay-home-notice( SHN) must remain in their place of residence at all times during the 14-day period, even if it is to purchase food and essentials. If necessary, they may opt for home delivery services or enlist the assistance of others for their daily necessities.  They should minimise contact with others, and avoid having visitors to their residence. They should maintain a record of persons they come into close contact with during this period.   At all times, they should monitor their health closely, i.e. twice daily for fever (i.e. ≥ 38°C) and respiratory symptoms such as cough and breathlessness.    

  • Consider getting the Influenza Vaccination: Although it does NOT confer protection against 2019-nCoV, it will prevent you from contracting influenza symptoms and signs that may mislead screening authorities at temperature checkpoints, and result in unnecessary anxiety and delays to your travel.

  • When issued a medical leave by your GP for respiratory symptoms, be sure to stay home. Mixing in large crowds, or continuing to go to work or school when ill, even with mild symptoms, will allow potential community transmission to take place. 

Latest measures implemented by MOH to safeguard against further spread of the virus

  • Temperature screening by thermal scanners at the airport for all incoming flights, at land checkpoints for bus, car and train arrivals and at sea checkpoints.

  • Enhanced quarantine measure announced on 29 January are in place for the following groups :

    • Returning residents (Singaporeans and PRs) with travel history to Hubei within the last 14 days.

    • Returning long-term pass holders with travel history to Hubei within the last 14 days.

    • Returning long-term pass holders and PRs with PRC passports issued in Hubei.

  • With effect from 1 February, a 14-day LOA will be issued from the date of return from China for the following returning groups:

    • Residents (Singaporean Citizens/ PRs) with recent travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days; and

    • Long-term pass holders (including Work Passes and Permits, Student Pass, Dependent Pass and Long-term Visit Pass) with recent travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days.

  • From 1 February, all new visitors who travelled to mainland China in the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore or to transit through Singapore. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has suspended the issuance of all forms of new visas, as well as previously issued short-term and multiple-visit visas to those with PRC passports. During this period of suspension, holders of PRC passports will not be allowed entry into Singapore.

  • MOE will be implementing the following measures in primary and secondary schools, Special Education (SPED) schools, Junior Colleges and Millennia Instituteto minimise congregation of students in large numbers:

i) Large group and communal activities such as assemblies, camps and mass celebrations will be suspended

ii) Recess times in schools will be staggered

iii) CCAs and after-school programmes may continue, in smaller groups

  • The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will also step up precautionary measures in all preschools as follows. These measures will also apply to specific social services for vulnerable groups e.g. residential facilities, disability day activity centres.

i) Large group and communal activities such as assemblies, excursions, fieldtrips and mass celebrations will be suspended

ii)Health checks and temperature screening for all children, staff and visitors will continue. The frequency of temperature taking for children and staff will be increased.

  • With the DORSCON level raised from Yellow to Orange, schools will suspend inter-school and external activities until the end of the March holidays. These include the national school games, learning journeys and camps.

  • The National Environment Agency (NEA) on  16 February  kick-started an “SG Clean” campaign to galvanise collective action, from individuals to local businesses, to work together to keep our public toilets, hawker centres, community spaces and other premises clean.

  • In place of “Leave of Absence”, a new “Stay-Home Notice” (SHN) which will take effect on 18 February has been introduced for Singapore residents and long-term pass/work pass holders returning to Singapore from mainland China (outside of Hubei) within the last 14 days. Under the SHN, they will have to remain in their place of residence at all times during the 14-day period. This is stricter than the existing LOA regime, which had allowed returnees to leave their homes briefly, for example for their meals or to buy household supplies.Those placed on the SHN will be reminded to monitor their health closely and minimise contact with others.

SINGAPORE

81 - Confirmed Cases

DORSCON Level - Orange
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