Government AffairsOperating cap for attractions and cruises back to 50%, while events can go up to 250 pax.

Singapore eases back to more relaxed mode

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Attractions and cruises will return to 50% operating capacities, while tours can carry on with strict adherence to safe distancing rules.
Attractions and cruises will return to 50% operating capacities, while tours can carry on with strict adherence to safe distancing rules. Photo Credit: Natalie Joy Lee

Singapore welcomed two major tourism updates in a day: One, operating capacities and event size limits have increased; and two, a review of the Hong Kong bubble will be back on the table in July.

Local authorities will begin to ease Covid-19 restrictions in two phases, following a steady drop in the number of cases in the community.

From 14 June, sizes on social gatherings will increase from two to five people, while attractions and cruises will return to 50% operating capacity (up from 25% previously).

Indoor and outdoor activities are capped at 30 pax in groups of up to five. Tours can carry on, but safe distancing of at least two metres between individuals, and three metres between groups is mandatory.

Events and live performances, including spectator sports, may also allow a maximum of 250 attendees (up from 100), with pre-event testing. Testing is not required for events with under 50 people.

In the second phase, from 21 June, singing and instruments playing, mass participatory sports meets, as well as dining-in of no more than five per table will be allowed.

The Ministry of Transport also announced that the twice delayed Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble will be revisited in early July.

"Both Singapore and Hong Kong remain strongly committed to launching the ATB safely. We will continue to monitor the public health situation in both places closely," said the 10 June statement, which cited an improvement in community cases on both sides.

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