Top News Singapore rolls back restrictions for local tours By TTG Asia / Posted on 15 April, 2021 12:48 Walking, cycling and kayaking tours in Singapore are now allowed to take groups of up to 50 people, up from the previous limit of 20. Effective since Wednesday (April 14), the move is part of the further easing of Covid-19 measures announced last month, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said in an update on Monday. Local tours in Singapore now allowed to accommodate up to 50 people However, tours must still adhere to existing gathering size limits, with participants to be spilt into groups of no more than eight individuals, with at least 1m safe distancing and no intermingling between groups. In addition, tour operators are no longer required to obtain approval for each tour itinerary, but can apply to STB to resume operations under a single application. Tour operators and tourist guides who have previously received approval to resume tours from the Ministry of Trade and Industry do not need to seek approval again. Even as restrictions are rolled back for tours, tour agencies must still comply with prevailing safe management measures, including mask-wearing for tour guides and participants. Operators are also required to rigorously clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces like tour equipment and vehicles used for transportation.