Travellers to S'pore vaccinated overseas will have fully vaccinated status on TraceTogether for 30 days

The aim is to help travellers enter premises that are subject to vaccination-differentiated safe management measures. ST FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE - Travellers entering Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Framework from 11.59pm on Thursday (March 31) will have their vaccination status in their TraceTogether app reflected as fully vaccinated for 30 days.

This is to facilitate them entering premises that are subject to vaccination-differentiated safe management measures (VDS), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Thursday night.

Those staying in Singapore for longer than 30 days will need to have their vaccination records entered into the National Immunisation Registry and may be required to receive additional doses to continue to meet Singapore's requirements for vaccination, MOH added.

This applies to travellers who were not vaccinated in Singapore and do not have their records reflected in the registry.

The requirement does not apply to travellers aged 12 years and below, as such children are allowed to enter settings with VDS regardless of their vaccination status.

Previously, travellers entering Singapore under the vaccinated travel lane were granted 180 days of temporary vaccinated status on TraceTogether.

The ministry's announcement comes as Singapore begins to allow all travellers vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter Singapore with just a pre-departure Covid-19 test from 11.59pm on Thursday.

They do not have to take on-arrival tests or serve a stay-home notice.

These include travellers aged 12 and below regardless of vaccination status, and those who have received the full regimen of World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing vaccines at least 14 days before arrival in Singapore and have met the minimum dose interval period.

The ministry added that from the middle of April, travellers will be able to pay to receive Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters here.

"We will provide more details at a later date, including on pricing and the list of participating healthcare providers," it said.

"We encourage all eligible travellers who have not received their booster dose to do so when it is made available to them, for better protection against Covid-19."

Currently, short-term travellers are not eligible to receive doses under Singapore's National Vaccination Programme.

More information on Singapore's vaccination requirements can be found at go.gov.sg/vdsmminfo

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