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India ditching PCR test requirement for travellers from Singapore

Sanity prevails: From 13th February, travellers to India originating in (or transiting through) Singapore and five other countries in the region will no longer need to take a pre-departure PCR test.

Back in late December 2022, India made a surprise announcement that it would reimpose pre-departure PCR testing on travellers originating in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Thailand from 1st January 2023, due to concerns over “an evolving COVID-19 situation”.

It was an embarrassing U-turn, coming just a day after the Indian High Commission denied reports that travellers from Singapore would be included in the list of those requiring a pre-departure test to travel to India.


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