On Thursday, Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s Prime Minister announced, “ Singapore will now end the travel ban and is now ready to welcome travellers and let Singaporeans travel abroad, who have taken 2 doses of vaccination recognised by WHO.”
In order to increase its revenue which was hit due to the notorious coronavirus Singapore now lifts its border’s strict measures to boost its economy.
In his latest televised announcement, Lee stated, “Omicron cases have drastically reduced and the present situation is absolutely under control and safe for travellers to come in. We are planning for systematic testing and decide whether to apply quarantine time for travellers.”
He further added, “We want to ease the travel restrictions for Singaporeans almost exactly like pre-COVID-19 times, and we will allow visitors who have taken 2 doses of vaccination.”
Some local state rules of Singapore will be relaxed from Coming Tuesday. Wearing a mask won’t be compulsory in public places but will be optional. And close to 10 people will be allowed to gather instead of 5.
Singapore which has a population count of 5.45 million people recorded daily infections of Omicron as high as 20,000 in February this year. Recently this number reduced to 10,000 and as of last week Singapore’s 92% population has been safely vaccinated and about 71% have been shot with booster doses.
The Singaporean government has predicted a 3 to 5% GDO growth for 2022. With the relaxation at the borders, its economy is sure to rise to give a much-needed boost to its aviation and tourism sector, industries, education and health sector.