The Singapore-China “fast lane” arrangement for travelers will begin Monday, June 8.

Key Points:

  • Approved travelers must take a COVID-19 swab test within 48 hours before departure.
  • Users of the fast lane between China and Singapore will bear the cost of the pre-departure PCR test, and obtain a certificate of having tested negative for the coronavirus.
  • Travelers must adhere to a controlled itinerary supervised by the host company or government agency for the first 14 days. They may not use public transportation for this purpose, with the exception of private hire cars, taxis or company transport.
  • This arrangement will initially be for travel between Singapore and the six Chinese provinces or municipalities⁠ of Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang. For a detailed overview of the fast lane travel arrangements, please click here.

Additional information: The Ministry of Manpower has forced three workplaces to cease operations for having failed to implement adequate safe management measures, including having employees return to the office instead of allowing them to work from home. Employers have also been fined for breaching various safe management measures following the end of the circuit breaker.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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