Singapore Tightens Immigrants from Indonesia Starting Tomorrow

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To deal with COVID-19 cases, Singapore has taken a firm policy. The Singapore government prohibits non-Singaporeans from Indonesia from entering the country.

This rule takes effect on Monday 12 July 2021 tomorrow. The Singapore Multi-Ministerial Task Force took this step after paying close attention to the COVID-19 situation in order to reduce the spread of the virus from arrivals.

The Singapore Ministry of Health revealed that Indonesia’s condition was very bad. So the government tightened the border area.

“Given the deteriorating situation in Indonesia, we will tighten measures at the border for migrants from Indonesia. This is done by reducing entry permits for citizens or non-Singapore permanent residents. This approval is considered for security reasons”

The Singapore Government

In addition, all travelers with a history of travel to Indonesia in the last 21 days will also not be allowed to transit through Singapore.

Currently, all travelers entering Singapore with a recent travel history to Indonesia within the last 21 days prior to departure to Singapore must present a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure to Singapore.

However from 12 July 2021, such arrivals will be required to present a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure for Singapore.

Travelers arriving in Singapore without a valid negative PCR test result will be denied entry to Singapore. Meanwhile, permanent residents and long-term permit holders who fail to meet these requirements will have their permits canceled.