Little Movement on Borders and Immigration.
Likely the most significant change this week came from India. In order to avoid the 7-day institutional / paid quarantine and serve a 14-day quarantine at home instead, a negative Covid-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours of travel. The previous timeline permitted was within 96 hours of travel. Travelers to Singapore who are neither a citizen nor permanent resident will now be required to take a PCR test within 72 hours before departure.
From 22 November, Singapore and Hong Kong “Air Travel Bubble” will go into effect. Short term visits including tourists will be permitted in the reciprocal arrangement. Travelers must apply for an “Air Travel Pass” ATP at least 7 days in advance and follow several other strict protocols for pre and post-arrival PCR testing, use of the tracing app and limited 1-2 days of quarantine while awaiting the results.
If you are attending the Worldwide ERC Virtual Global Workforce Symposium, we look forward to “seeing” you there! Shoot off a message to chat, catch our “Ted” style talk on the Asia Century located in the Content Hub and add the session “Domestic Moves Outside the US | Canada, China and India” to your briefcase so you don’t miss our CEO, Steve Burson and esteemed colleagues present an insightful session.
You may also click here to download a pdf of the full report.