Singapore is considering reopening its borders in September 2021
With the majority of Singapore's population already vaccinated, the government is considering reopening borders and easing travel restrictions.
Lawrence Wong, Singapore's finance minister, said fully vaccinated citizens and residents would be allowed to travel without a mandatory 14-day isolation period when they return to the country. Instead, the procedure would require either a seven-day home quarantine or a diligent testing policy.
Singapore is considering reopening its borders, and vaccinated travelers will no longer have to isolate themselves.
"This will allow vaccinated people to travel more freely", Wong said in a parliamentary sitting on July 26, 2021. "Those who are not vaccinated can still travel, but will be subject to the prevailing [isolation] requirements."
Meanwhile, the future of the air travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong remains unknown. The date for the examination of the travel corridor is set at the end of August 2021.
Recently, the country tightened restrictions on social gatherings and imposed the closure of restaurants for the public after an increase in COVID-19 infections, especially in karaoke bars.
Singapore intends to fully vaccinate up to 80% of the population by early September 2021, facilitating the reduction of restrictions.