Hosting or attending an international event in Singapore has just gotten a whole lot easier thanks to the easing of travel and event restrictions within the destination.
We share the latest updates and everything you need to know about travelling to and attending events in Singapore…
Latest travel rules
From 31 March 2022, Singapore transitioned to a new Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF) and reopened its borders to all fully vaccinated travellers. On arrival testing requirements are also being dropped with just one pre-departure test now required.
The new VTF, which replaces the vaccinated travel lane (VTL) scheme, enables fully vaccinated travellers to enter Singapore with just a pre-departure Covid-19 test. There is no requirement to only take designated flights to enter Singapore, and the on-arrival lateral flow test is no longer required either.
The new border policies will make the travel experience almost like that before the pandemic.
Relaxation of event restrictions
Continuing the good news, Singapore has also made several changes to its Covid safety restrictions for business events.
Instead of capacity limits on event types, event sizes are now being limited based on venue capacity. Smaller events or settings with 1,000 people or fewer can now proceed without any capacity limits.
Large events or settings with more than 1,000 people where masks are worn, for example business events being held in convention centres, multipurpose halls and convention centres with both fixed and non-fixed seating, are subject to a capacity limit of 75 per cent.
Zoning requirements, which previously required participants to be in zones of up to 100 persons per zone, with two metres between zones, have also been removed. Safe distancing will be encouraged, but not mandatory between individuals and groups in mask-on settings. However, in settings where masks are removed, people will still have to stay 1m apart.
This announcement was made by the multi-ministry task force last month and is part of the government simplifying its Covid-19 rules to do away with requirements for safe distancing in mask-on settings.
As Covid cases fall, Singapore hopes to ease restrictions further as part of its ongoing commitment to the safe resumption of large-scale MICE activities and the recovery of the destination’s hugely successful business events sector.