Some travelers to Singapore need to wear electronic monitor device amid pandemic

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SINGAPORE, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- All incoming travelers entering Singapore who are serving a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) outside of SHN-dedicated facilities (SDFs) will need to wear an electronic monitoring device, a joint government press release said Monday.

Effective from 23:59 on Aug. 10, this regulation will apply to Singapore citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents, Long-Term Pass holders, Work Pass holders and their dependents, said the release jointly issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Ministry of Education (MOE).

On arrival in Singapore, those travelers will be issued with an electronic monitoring device at the checkpoints, after immigration clearance. They will need to activate the electronic monitoring device upon reaching their place of residence, which detects whether the persons on SHN are within the range of their place of residence.

However, those aged 12 and below will be exempted from this requirement, it added.

It is taken as an additional measure to enhance compliance with the SHN regime and thereby reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 by incoming travelers to the local community, said the release.

Since March 21, all incoming travelers have to serve a 14-day SHN upon entering Singapore, either at their place of residence, or at SDFs, and are tested for COVID-19 at designated community testing facilities before the end of their SHN period. Enditem

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