CAAS allows travellers from Brunei, New Zealand to apply for ATPs

Individuals must do so between seven and thirty calendar days prior to their arrival.

From 1 September, visitors from Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand can apply for an Air Travel Pass (ATP) for entry into Singapore on or after 8 September, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced.

Individuals may apply for the single-entry ATP at no charge through the government’s SafeTravel website, and must do so between seven and thirty calendar days prior to their intended date of entry into Singapore.

This follows after the Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced that Singapore will lift its border restrictions to allow visitors from Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand to enter Singapore and be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival in lieu of a Stay-Home Notice (SHN).

The ATP will allow visitors to be contacted in the event that Singapore may implement changes to their health and border measures. It will also help in managing the number of incoming visitors.

CAAS added that ATP applicants must have spent the last 14 consecutive days in Brunei Darussalam or New Zealand before departing for Singapore and that all visitors must travel from these countries to Singapore on direct flights without transit.

Upon arrival in Singapore, visitors must also undergo a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test at the airport, where the test results are expected to be released within 48 hours. After the COVID-19 PCR test, visitors are to take private transportation, taxi, or private hire car from the airport to their declared place of accommodation and must remain isolated at the accommodation until the test result is confirmed to be negative.

After being notified of their negative test results, visitors will be allowed to go about their activities in Singapore.

Furthermore, travellers are required to download the TraceTogether app on their mobile devices prior to arriving in SIngapore and and to keep it activated during their stay. Individuals must not delete the TraceTogether app for 14 consecutive days after leaving Singapore. Should they subsequently test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days after leaving Singapore, they will be required to upload data in the app upon request by the Singapore Ministry of Health.

Lastly, CAAS said that visitors must be responsible for their medical bills should they require medical treatment for COVID-19 in Singapore. 

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