Singapore aims to remove all tests for vaccinated visitors soon

People walk past shops in the Chinatown district in Singapore on April 14, 2022. (AFP photo)

Singapore targets to remove all Covid-19 tests for fully-vaccinated visitors “very soon,” possibly in the next few weeks, Keith Tan, chief executive of the nation’s tourism board, said in a forum in Manila Tuesday.

The city-state has already dropped most restrictions for inoculated travellers, and people can now arrive at Changi airport without having to quarantine or test on arrival. Visitors still have to do a test before entering the country.

Singapore would join a growing list of countries including the UK, Ireland, Norway and Jordan that have scrapped tests for arriving travellers. According to travel-booking site, more than 30 countries worldwide currently have no Covid-19 restrictions for most visitors. Some 158 have some requirements in place, while 36 nations are effectively closed, the site says.

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