As concern regarding the new Coronavirus grows every day, travellers have been postponing their travel plans across the globe. A lot of this anxiety, however, is created from the lack of information or rather misinformation that is floating across the internet. With governments around the world taking active measures to control and contain the virus, your travel plans don’t necessarily have to be on hold. Here’s all that you need to know based on actual current facts.
Current situation in Singapore
As of today, Singapore has moved its disease outbreak response up a level to code orange as the coronavirus spread further within the country, taking the total count of infected people up to 45. But there’s no need to freak out as the emphasis from the local government is now on aggressively trying to stop or limit further spread of the virus. With code orange, additional precautionary measures will be taken to minimize the risk of further virus transmission in the community.
Singapore travel advisory
Singapore has barred all travellers arriving without previously issued visas, or who have visited Hubei Province in the past 14 days; this includes all foreign nationals. Arrivals from Hubei with visas will also be quarantined in Singapore for two weeks. Chinese students returning to the country after the Lunar New Year Holidays are also being quarantined as a precautionary measure. With the impending question among global travellers “if Singapore is safe to travel now”, the local government has assured putting in place adequate measures so as to not disrupt daily life in the country.
Know before you go
- Talk to your doctor before travelling, especially if you are travelling with children.
- Avoid all high-risk areas such as farms, live animal markets or surfaces with animal droppings and secretions on them.
- If you do come in contact with animals or animal products, avoid touching your nose, mouth or eyes till you have properly sanitized yourself.
- Monitor your health closely and keep a distance from sick people especially if they have fever or breathing difficulties
- Follow the local advisories
- Check with your travel insurance company about how your specific policy covers the situation in case of an emergency
- Due to increased screening measures at airports and border crossings, keep sufficient lead time while travelling
- If you feel sick while travelling to or from Singapore, contact the nearest embassy, consulate or your airline crew as a precaution and advise them of your travel history
Flynote cares for its customers
Please be assured that Flynote values and prioritises its customers’ safety over everything else. You can reach out to us for any concerns regarding your travel in the meanwhile.