Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) From 22 Jul-18 Aug: Are Staycations, Attractions & Cruises Still Allowed?


Faruq Senin •  May 15, 2021

[Updated: 20 July 2021]

Authorities in Singapore have announced tighter restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. From 22 July to 18 August 2021, Singapore will go back to "Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)" where the number of people allowed in social gatherings is capped at 2. Some of you might be wondering: "Can I go on a staycation during Phase 2?" or "Can I visit attractions?" We've rounded up this list of things that you need to know!

1. Can I still go on a staycation in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)?

Yes, you may! Only 2 guests are allowed per room, unless the individuals are all from the same household (ie. same address). There will also be no dine-in at F&B outlets in hotels; only takeaways and deliveries are allowed.

As for swimming pools, the restrictions are based on Sport Singapore's guidelines which state that only outdoor pools are allowed to operate with limited capacity and the maximum number of people allowed in a group is capped at 2. Gyms will also be closed. Do check with your hotel for more clarifications.

2. Should I postpone or cancel my hotel booking? Will I get a refund?

As Singaporeans are advised to stay home, you might make the decision to postpone your staycation or cancel it. Those with hotel bookings from 22 Jul - 18 Aug may change their booking dates or request a refund (subject to terms and conditions). If you have used your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers to book your hotel, it can also be refunded.

3. Am I still allowed to go on a cruise in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)?

Credit: Dream Cruises on Facebook

Yes, you're still allowed to go on a cruise but the guest capacity onboard will be reduced to 25% and travel groups will be capped at 2 guests per cabin. There will also not be any dine-in service at restaurants but takeaway and room service options will be available. Those outdoor sports and exercise activities without face masks will also be suspended. Indoor/outdoor shows onboard will still be allowed with up to 100 attendees with pre-event testing (PET), and up to 50 without PET.

You also have the option of transferring your cruise or cancelling it. Do check the respective cruise sites -  Dream Cruises and Royal Caribbean - for more updates.

4. Can I visit attractions or go on tours in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)?

Yes, you may. Attractions will operate at 25% capacity and the number of people per group is capped at 2. For indoor and outdoor shows, the maximum capacity is 100 with PET, 50 without PET or it follows the safe venue capacity with Safe Management Measures in place, whichever is lower. There will also be no dine-in at F&B outlets in attractions, only takeaways and deliveries.

As for tours (including tours in attractions), 20 people are allowed per tour but the maximum of people allowed per group is 2. There should also be a safe distance of at least 1 metre between groups and no intermingling between groups are allowed. Tours with food and drink or those that require removal of masks will also not be allowed.

5. Can I reschedule my tour dates or attraction visits in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)?

Yes, you may. The validity of attraction tickets and tours will be extended. Do check with authorised booking partners or merchants that you bought the tickets from.

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