Travel retail industry welcomes easing of travel restrictions in Singapore

By Charlotte Turner |

In hugely positive news for the travel retail industry and for those planning to attend the upcoming TFWA Asia Pacific live event on 10-11 May, the Singaporean Government is easing travel restrictions and relaxing safety measures for all fully vaccinated travellers.

 

From 1 April, the country will allow all fully vaccinated travellers, whatever their country of origin, to enter the country quarantine-free, without the need for testing on arrival.

 

Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to take a pre-departure PCR or lateral flow (antigen) test within two days of leaving for Singapore.

 

In addition, Singapore will lift restrictions on large-scale social events, live performances, and alcohol consumption beyond 10.30pm.

 

“I’d like to pay tribute to the Singapore Tourism Board and the authorities in Singapore," said TFWA President, Erik Juul-Mortensen.

“I’d like to pay tribute to the Singapore Tourism Board and the authorities in Singapore,” said TFWA President, Erik Juul-Mortensen.

LARGER SOCIAL GROUPS NOW PERMITTED

“The number of people who can gather in social groups will be expanded from five to ten, and restaurants and bars will be able to serve up to ten fully vaccinated customers,” said the TFWA. “While mask wearing indoors will still be mandatory, it will be optional outdoors.”

 

Online registration for the TFWA Asia Pacific Live networking event, which will take place from Monday 9th May to Wednesday 11th May at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, is now open.

 

To register, email [email protected]. For more information on the event, follow this link.

 

“The announcements today are very positive news for the entire travel retail industry, and mean that wherever you are in the world, fully vaccinated travellers can now enter Singapore without restrictions,” said Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President.

 

“I’d like to pay tribute to the Singapore Tourism Board and the authorities in Singapore for taking these positive steps.

 

“It is certainly heartening for us at TFWA as we continue our preparations for our May event, and we’re certain that it will encourage many more of our colleagues from all parts of the globe to join us for what will be a long-awaited opportunity for our industry to gather in this vitally important region.”

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