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Singapore adds Australia, Switzerland to quarantine-free travel programme

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Singapore adds Australia, Switzerland to quarantine-free travel programme
Singapore adds Australia, Switzerland to quarantine-free travel programme   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">SINGAPORE</span> – Singapore will allow quarantine-free entry to travellers vaccinated against <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 from Australia and Switzerland from Nov. 8, the city-state’s aviation regulator said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Singapore is slowly re-opening its borders and has expanded quarantine-free travel to nearly a dozen countries, including Germany, Canada, France, Britain and the United States, under its Vaccinated Travel Lanes (<span class="caps">VTL</span>) programme. </p> <p>Visitors can travel to Singapore under the programme if they have been fully vaccinated and tested negative in <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 tests.</p> <p>Singapore has been reporting more than 3,000 daily infections in recent weeks, although most are asymptomatic or mild. Over 80% of Singapore’s 5.45 million population has been vaccinated.</p> <p>Last week, the United States advised citizens against travel to Singapore and raised its alert for the city-state to its highest risk level. Germany has also classified Singapore as a “high-risk area”.</p> <p/> </div>