In a major development, Singapore has reduced the stay-home period from 14 days to a week for those arriving from higher-risk nations and zones, including Vietnam.
The move, which comes into effect today, comes after updated evidence gathered over the last month.
Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has said that since the 21-day stay-home notice period was implemented over fears of the new COVID variant, the country had reported 270 imported cases as of Tuesday.
All of them had incubation periods well within 14 days. The notice requires travellers to remain at their home or the dedicated facility for a stipulated period.
The stay-home notice requires travelers to remain in their place of residence or dedicated facility for the stipulated period. They are required to test themselves regularly using self-administered antigen rapid test kits during the stay-home period in addition to polymerase chain reaction tests.
Singapore had over 62,000 COVD cases and 35 deaths as of today.
At a meeting in Hanoi on Monday, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and his Singaporean counterpart, Vivian Balakrishnan, agreed to speed up the establishment of a working group for mutual vaccine certificate recognition so that their two countries could soon resume air travel. Around 12,000 Vietnamese citizens live in Singapore.