Sunday, October 24, 2021


Sydney to open for international travellers without quarantine

New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet says it is time open up the state to help drive economic growth, which has been badly damaged by the state's near four-month Covid-19 lockdown.

Singapore opens quarantine-free travel to major countries

From Oct 19 fully vaccinated people from eight countries, including Britain, France, Spain and the US, will be able to enter the island without quarantining if they pass their Covid-19 tests.

Thailand to cut quarantine for vaccinated tourists

The kingdom is pushing to reopen despite still being in the grips of a deadly third wave of infections, driven by the Delta variant.

At some shops, Covid status checks few and far in between

Even some large supermarkets do not check customers' MySejahtera profile to ensure that they are categorised as low-risk.

People under quarantine, Covid-positive still checking into premises, says Khairy

He says tighter checks are needed to ensure that such individuals are not allowed to enter.

No more quarantine for fully vaxxed entering Sarawak

Children and teenagers below 18 accompanying fully vaccinated parents or guardians are also exempted from quarantine.

Singapore prepares to welcome hundreds of travellers without quarantine measures

Some 700 who have been given travel passes are from Germany while another 20 are from Brunei.

PM to skip Cabinet swearing-in after close contact with Covid patient

Ismail Sabri Yaakob is currently self-isolating, his office says.

Employers question longer quarantine, fortnightly Covid tests for workers under new SOPs

The Malaysian Employers Federation says the extra costs and stress brought on by the requirements appear at odds with the goal of easing movement restrictions for the fully vaccinated.

Malaysia joins US, 13 others on Hong Kong’s list of high-risk Covid-19 countries

Those travelling from these countries will be subjected to longer quarantine periods and Covid-19 tests despite being vaccinated.

Quarantine exemption for Hollywood star sparks anger in Hong Kong

Hong Kong authorities had granted Nicole Kidman and her film crew an exemption 'to carry out designated professional work', on condition that they take three virus tests over two weeks.

England ends self-isolation for Covid contacts

Those double jabbed and the under 18s will be advised to get a free PCR test if they are identified as being in close contact with a case.

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