Top News Singapore border restrictions to lift for Taiwan visitors By TTG Asia / Posted on 11 December, 2020 15:55 Singapore will unilaterally lift border restrictions on travellers from Taiwan starting from December 18. The move comes as Taiwan has displayed successful control over the spread of the Covid-19 virus, having reported zero local cases over the past 28 days, said the Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS) on Friday (December 11). Hence, the risk of importation from Taiwan is low. Taiwan visitors will be allowed to set foot in Singapore again from December 18 Visitors travelling from Taiwan can now apply for an Air Travel Pass (ATP) for entry into Singapore on or after December 18. Applicants must have remained in Taiwan in the last 14 consecutive days prior to departure. They must also travel to Singapore on direct flights without transit. Upon arrival, they will have to undergo a Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and will be allowed to go about their activities in Singapore without serving a stay-home notice if they test negative. The same rules will apply to Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders returning from Taiwan from December 18. The travel advisory will be updated to allow travel to Taiwan, CAAS said, advising travellers to check the entry requirements imposed by Taiwan and take the necessary precautionary measures. To facilitate the contact tracing process, visitors from Taiwan must download and register for the TraceTogether app on their mobile devices prior to departing for Singapore. They must keep the app activated during their stay here, and not delete it for 14 consecutive days after leaving Singapore. Additionally, visitors must be responsible for their medical bills related to Covid-19 while in Singapore. This latest initiative follows the earlier lifting of border restrictions for visitors from Australia, Brunei, mainland China, New Zealand and Vietnam. As at December 10, CAAS has approved 9,284 applications for visitors from these places, and received 4,050 visitors. As at December 9, all visitors who have arrived in Singapore under the ATP have tested negative for Covid-19.