70th anniversary of Hanoi's Liberation Day Vietnam - Asia 2023 Smart City Summit Hanoi celebrates 15 years of administrative boundary adjustment 12th Vietnam-France decentrialized cooperation conference 31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / News / Viet Nam
Vietnam visitors negative with coronavirus can travel freely within Singapore
Minh Anh 23:38, 2020/10/04
Otherwise, visitors have to be treated in Singapore and bear all the medical expenses if they test positive for Covid-19.

Vietnamese visitors are free to travel within Singapore if they test negative for the coronavirus upon entering the island state, Spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

 Passengers wear masks at Changi airport in March 2020. Photo: AFP 

When asked to comment on the fact that Singapore had unilaterally lifted border restrictions for Vietnamese visitors at a press meeting on October 1, the spokesperson confirmed that on September 30, Singapore announced that border restrictions to visitors from Vietnam will be lifted from October 8, 2020.

The Singaporean authorities said that visitors from Vietnam entering Singapore from October 8, 2020 will have to submit an online application for entry approval from at least 7 to 30 days before the expected entry date. They also are required to undergo the Covid-19 test upon arrival and install the Covid-19 tracing application in their mobile devices.

“If the test result is negative, visitors are free to travel within Singapore. Otherwise, visitors have to be treated in Singapore and bear all the medical expenses,” Ms. Hang stressed.

She added that the Singapore Embassy in Hanoi had notified the Department of Consular of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about this policy, and the two sides agreed to enhance collaboration to facilitate the travel of Vietnamese and Singaporean citizens in accordance with situations of each country.

Besides Vietnam, Singapore has lifted travel restrictions to visitors from Australia, Brunei and New Zealand thanks to their success in containing the spread of Covid-19.

TAG: Singapore travel restriction spokesperson covid-19
Other news
13:20, 2024/05/19
Vietnam news in brief - May 19
Read The Hanoi Times to keep up with the latest developments in the country.
09:55, 2024/05/19
Vietnam celebrates Ho Chi Minh’s birthday
Vietnam typically organizes various events to commemorate the president's birthday and launches campaigns to inspire people to learn about and adopt his thoughts and morals.
11:53, 2024/05/18
Vietnam news in brief - May 18
Follow The Hanoi Times for latest news on Vietnam
09:48, 2024/05/18
Six ideal destinations for green tourism in Vietnam
From tranquil coastal towns to big cities within easy cycling distance, Vietnam's green destinations can help visitors recharge their social batteries.
20:14, 2024/05/16
Vietnam news in brief - May 16
Follow The Hanoi Times for the latest news on Vietnam
12:37, 2024/05/16
Opening of National Assembly session in five days' time
The draft of the amended Capital Law will be one of the issues to be discussed at the 7th session of the 15th National Assembly.