Singapore Is Opening Up To Aussies From Next Week (Not You, Victorians)

Look away now, Victorians.

Victorians may want to look away.

Singapore has announced they will be lifting their border restrictions to folks from Australia and Vietnam from October 8. Not you though, Victorians. 

The news comes from The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. “Both countries have comprehensive public health surveillance systems and displayed successful control over the spread of the COVID-19 virus”, the statement reads. “Over the last 28 days, Vietnam has zero local COVID-19 case, while Australia (excluding Victoria State) has a virus local incidence rate of 0.02 per 100,000. The risk of importation from these countries is low.”

Aussies (not you, Victorians) will need to apply for an air travel pass before being eligible to enter Singapore, and must have been in Australia (not Victoria, Victorians) for the “last consecutive 14 days”.

Arriving passengers will also need to do a COVID-19 swab test at Singapore’s Changi airport. If the result is negative, you’ll be let loose to do your thing in Singapore without the need to quarantine. Sweet! 

The announcement comes amid news that Japan is easing its entry requirements for Aussies this month, plus confirmation that Jacinda Ardern is keen to get a NZ-AU travel bubble going by christmas.

We should mention, though, that Australian residents are still kind of banned from leaving the country (especially you, Victorians). But apparently those with a compelling reason to leave who are also likely to be overseas for more than three months have a good chance of being approved for an exemption. So it's not impossible! Unless you're Victorian. Victorians.

Disclaimer: This article was written by a Victorian.

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