Singapore imposes ban on Pakistani travelers

Singapore imposes a ban on Pakistani travelers, It also restricts travelers from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Considering the increase in Covid positive cases, Singapore on Friday announced that travellers from Pakistan would not be allowed entry into the country or transit through the country from Saturday (today), according to a statement issued by the country’s ministry.

The statement read: “We will further tighten our border measures given the sustained increase in cases reported in the regions around Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.”

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“From May 1, 2359 hours, until further notice, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history (including transit) to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore.

This will also apply to all those who had obtained prior approval for entry into Singapore,” said the ministry in the statement.

Briefing on the coronavirus situation in the country, the ministry said that it had identified a new cluster of infection within the community in the past week.

Considering the situation, the ministry would be tightening safe management measures in the wider community to reduce the risk of transmission.

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