ART for UK, USA & Germany
12 April, 2021
More countries are now accepting a 30-minute Antigen Rapid Test (ART) as part of their Pre-Departure Test requirements. ARTs are faster, less invasive and less costly than the PCR Swab (which has a 48 hour turnaround).
Changed requirements for entry to Germany
30 March, 2021
From today, entry to Germany is only possible after submitting a negative COVID-19 test. According to the Robert Koch Institute, a medical certificate or a documented negative test result must be presented. The new regulation applies to every traveller who flies into Germany.
Osler is digitally ready for your travel
9 March, 2021
Ministry of Health has asked healthcare institutions to be digitally ready for the new global travel ecosystem. We understand people want to fly again and wish to understand the process. Please see infographic opposite. We are ready to conduct your COVID-19 tests and provide the results digitally to ensure your smooth travel needs. To book a COVID-19 test click here.
Moderna vaccine approved for use in Singapore
4 February, 2021
Ministry of Health has confirmed that a second COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Singapore. This is manufactured by Moderna, based in the USA. The first batch of the Moderna vaccine is expected to arrive in Singapore in March 2021, if there are no disruptions to the shipment schedule. For more click here.
Vaccine rollout now reaching over 70 year olds
1 February, 2021
The government has fully operational COVID-19 vaccination centres, and are now vaccinating the older population (those over 70 years old). There is now a growing number of who have also received their second dose of the the vaccine. For more information on the latest please visit MOH.
13 January, 2021
The government is setting up four COVID-19 vaccination centres throughout January, starting with two – located at Changi Airport Terminal 4 and Raffles City Convention Centre – which have started operations from 13 January 2021. Two more vaccination centres, located at the former Hong Kah Secondary School and Woodlands Galaxy Community Centre, will be ready for operations next week. Another four centres are planned to be operational by end-February.
10 January, 2021
The Singapore government is making provisions for all Singaporeans and long-term residents in Singapore to be able to get vaccinated by the third quarter of this year, if there are no unforeseen disruptions to vaccine shipments. Vaccination will be progressively rolled out, starting with those who are most at risk or most vulnerable. When Osler Health has more information on when the vaccine will be available to the wider population we will let you know.
01 January, 2021
The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has been closely monitoring the global COVID-19 situation and will be tightening border measures given the deteriorating situation in South Africa.
There have been reports of a potentially more contagious strain of the COVID-19 virus circulating in South Africa. To reduce the risks of spread to Singapore, the government are putting in place new border restrictions for travellers from South Africa for further precaution.