Covid-19's suspension of most overseas travel has set everyone itching for more than just the comforts of their own home. With an ever-ready wanderlust waiting eagerly to seize any opportunity, many of us look forward to the next safe travelling possibility. And it just so happens, Singapore is making an effort to make that a possibility! Quarantine free travel might just be a thing soon for anyone who wishes to visit Singapore.
The Singapore government is looking to allow quarantine-free travel in September. But of course, this comes with its precautions. Here are 4 things you might need to know about this plan.
Quarantine Free Travels?
1. Why now?
Currently, Singapore is going through phase 2 (HA), which means that Singaporeans are not allowed to dine-in at eateries, or participate in social activities in groups of more than 2 people. However, Singapore is looking to easing restrictions for those who have been vaccinated, such as allowing those who have been vaccinated to dine-in.
Fortunately, Singapore expects 80% of its population of 5.7 million to be fully vaccinated by September - which may mean that quarantine-free travel is in the books for consideration!
2. How Will Quarantine-Free Travel Go?
This quarantine-free travel plan will apply to people coming in to Singapore. Since 80% of Singaporeans are expected to be vaccinated by September, Singapore is looking to establish travel bubbles with countries where COVID-19 is not as rampant.
This is may be good news for those who wish to return to Singapore and who have been vaccinated: you may not need to quarantine yourself once you're in Singapore! There may not be a need to isolate yourself in a hotel room for 14 days.
3. Will Singaporeans Be Able To Travel Out?
As of right now, there's no news of that just yet. Singaporeans are still waiting with bated breath - just like everyone else! But for the sake of safety, perhaps it is best.
4. What Now?
The full details of the plan have yet to be released, but it does not seem that Singapore will be doing away with all of their social distancing measures anytime soon. We'll just have to wait and see!
Some of us might just be able to visit Singapore soon! Where would you go first?