Top News Singapore reduces stay-home notice for travellers from higher-risk locations By TTG Asia / Posted on 23 June, 2021 18:08 Singapore will shorten the stay-home notice period for travellers from higher-risk countries or regions from 21 days to 14 days, starting June 24. These travellers will be required to test themselves on days three, seven and 11 of their arrival in Singapore with self-administered antigen rapid test (ART) kits, said the Ministry of Health (MOT). This is in addition to the existing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests they have to take on arrival in Singapore, and on day 14, before their stay-home notice ends. Travellers entering Singapore from higher-risk locations need only serve a 14-day stay-home notice starting June 24 This is “to identify potential infection cases early and provide infected travellers with appropriate medical care as soon as possible”, given the higher transmissibility of new variants of concern, MOT added. The new testing requirement will be implemented for travellers who arrive from 23.59 on June 27. All countries and regions are considered higher-risk except Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China and New Zealand. Meanwhile, travellers arriving from Taiwan and Israel will be able to apply to serve their 14-day stay-home notice at their place of residence instead of a dedicated facility. They must apply before arrival and must have spent the last 21 days prior to travel in Taiwan or Israel to be eligible. Travellers must also be occupying their place of residence alone or with household members with the same travel history who are also serving the same stay-home notice duration. They will also have to undergo testing using the same regular self-administered ART kits and PCR tests.