Singapore On More Territories’ Travel Advisories Including Iraq & India
The Covid-19 outbreak has prompted countries to restrict trips to Singapore.
As of Wednesday, (26 Feb), more places have introduced such travel restrictions, bringing the total number to 13.
The list of territories includes:
- North Korea
- Papua New Guinea
- South Korea
The advisories vary across the 13 locations, so read on to find out about the newcomers to the growing list.
More countries issue travel advisories to travellers from Singapore
After more cases of local transmission, several countries have advised residents about travel to and from Singapore.
On Wednesday (26 Feb), Denmark advised travellers to remain vigilant in Singapore in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Earlier on, India advised citizens to avoid non-essential travel here while Thailand and South Korea urged citizens to delay any travels to Singapore. Similarly, Taiwan issued a level 2 “alert” for those travelling to Singapore and advised them to take enhanced precautions.
People who cannot avoid coming to Singapore should protect themselves and monitor their health once they return.
Despite having no confirmed case of Covid-19, Indonesia has also barred 2 Singaporeans from entering their country due to their recent travels to China.
Updated quarantine orders
Israel’s Ministry of Health has expanded home quarantine orders to include people who recently visited Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Meanwhile, the UK advised local travellers to contact the National Health Service if they experience respiratory symptoms that would suggest a Covid-19 infection.
Anyone who has travelled to Singapore, and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.
On 12 Feb, Sarawak announced a self-imposed 14-day home quarantine for Singaporean travellers.
At the moment, Malaysia and Singapore are currently holding a meeting to align health screening protocols.
Countries banning Singaporeans
Several countries have chosen to implement strict measures and issued travel bans amidst the Covid-19 outbreak.
On Tuesday (25 Feb), the Kuwaiti civil aviation authority suspended all flights to and from Singapore and Japan.
Restricted travel as Covid-19 cases increase worldwide
As of Monday (24 Feb), WHO confirmed 79,331 cases of Covid-19 worldwide.
While most cases are in mainland China, 2,069 cases have emerged outside China, 91 of which are from Singapore.
Not an ideal situation, but we can all do our part to stop the spread
Just like how Singaporean authorities implemented travel bans for countries and cities hit hard by Covid-19, other countries have also introduced their own travel advisories to keep their residents safe.
While this is surely not an ideal situation, we can do our part to prevent the virus from spreading further by maintaining good hygiene.
Together, we can overcome the Covid-19 outbreak so our lives will go on as per usual.
Featured image adapted from Twitter.