Tourism businesses in Singapore will be permitted to resume
operations in stages from 1 July, beginning with 13 attractions, while
the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will also allow domestic tour
operators to begin submitting their applications to resume operations.
While it will be some time before Singapore can fully welcome international visitors, we hope Singaporeans and residents of Singapore will enjoy what our tourism businesses have to offer, in a socially responsible way,
The following attractions, including selected components in the two
Integrated Resorts (IRs), will be allowed to reopen from 1 July 2020:
Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay (opening to Friends of the Gardens members on 1 July and the public from 11 July)
Jurong Bird Park
ArtScience Museum, Sands SkyPark and Observation Deck and Casino at Marina Bay Sands
Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium and Casino at Resorts World Sentosa
As a further precautionary measure, most attractions will be
restricted to no more than 25% of their operating capacity at any one
time, whereas access to the casinos will be limited to existing casino
members and annual levy holders only.
Before approval is given for an attraction to reopen, attractions and
operators are required to submit their reopening proposals to the STB (STB_Attractions@stb.gov.sg)
for assessment. These proposals must include safe management measures
that are tailored to reduce the COVID-19 transmission risks of each
attraction or tour, and adhere to the requirements, laid out in the
Advisory for Attractions.
Operators must demonstrate effective implementation of safe
management measures to provide a safe environment for customers and
workers, and may resume operations only after receiving approval from
the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).
Likewise, tour operators and tourist guides can submit applications to STB_TID@stb.gov.sg,
and may only resume carrying out tour activities after receiving
approval from MTI. They will be required to submit their tour
itineraries and schedules to STB in advance, and demonstrate that they
can implement all relevant safe management measures.
Concurrently, STB will step up its efforts to ensure that more
tourism businesses, including attractions, apply for the SG Clean
certification, which indicates adherence to heightened standards of
cleaning, hygiene and sanitisation, and will provide reassurance to all
who visit these premises.
Mr Keith Tan, chief executive, Singapore Tourism Board, said: “With
tourism reopening in a safe and gradual manner, STB’s key priority will
be to ensure that tourism businesses can provide a safe and enjoyable
experience for their guests and visitors.
"While it will be some time before Singapore can fully welcome
international visitors, we hope Singaporeans and residents of Singapore
will enjoy what our tourism businesses have to offer, in a socially
responsible way," he added.