Greater than 18,200 travellers have entered Singapore below the air journey cross (ATP) scheme because the Republic unilaterally opened its borders to locations with low Covid-19 an infection charges final September.
Replying to queries, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore mentioned yesterday that as at April 8, the majority of those short-term guests, who can come to Singapore with out restrictions on their itineraries or the necessity to serve stay-home notices, had been from China.
There have been about 12,800 guests from China, or 70 per cent of the entire quantity.
About 2,400 guests had been from Australia and 300 had been from New Zealand. About 800 guests got here from Brunei and one other 800 had been from Taiwan.
As well as, about 1,100 guests arrived from Vietnam, however a spike in coronavirus circumstances there led to the suspension of ATP purposes from the nation since Feb 9.
The ATP scheme permits for all types of short-term journey, together with leisure journey.
That is in distinction with reciprocal inexperienced lane preparations, that are often just for important enterprise and official journey.
The scheme was introduced in August final yr and first opened to travellers from Brunei and New Zealand in September.
Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung mentioned then that the unilateral reopening of Singapore’s borders to the 2 international locations was a “small, cautious” step that would resuscitate Changi Airport. It was additionally an invite to the world and signalled that Singapore is open for enterprise.
Border restrictions had been lifted for guests from Australia – excluding Victoria state – and Vietnam in October.
The borders had been opened to travellers from Victoria state and China a month later, and to guests from Taiwan in December.
Travellers getting into Singapore on an ATP should adjust to a number of situations. Upon arrival, they need to take a Covid-19 check and self-isolate in non-residential lodging, akin to a lodge.
In the event that they check unfavourable, they’re allowed to go about their actions, however should use the TraceTogether utility throughout their keep right here.
These guests are accountable for their very own medical payments in the event that they require Covid-19 therapy.
Since February, they’ve additionally been required to purchase journey insurance coverage with a minimal protection of $30,000.