The Singapore government has lifted some of its COVID-19 restrictions, including allowing the reopening of certain businesses, allowing outdoor activities again, and allowing small-scale social gatherings. The easing of restrictions comes as the country has seen a decline in new cases and the successful rollout of the vaccine. The government has also permitted certain foreign visitors to enter the country, provided they meet certain conditions.
Restaurants, hotels, and other businesses have been allowed to reopen with strict safety measures in place, such as requiring patrons to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Outdoor activities, such as sports, have been allowed to resume with some restrictions. The government has also allowed small-scale social gatherings of up to five people.
The government has also permitted certain foreign visitors to enter the country, provided they meet certain conditions, including a negative COVID-19 test and proof of health insurance. Visitors must also adhere to quarantine and other safety measures.
The government has said that the easing of restrictions is conditional on the continued decline in new cases and the successful rollout of the vaccine. The government has warned that the restrictions could be reinstated if there is a resurgence of the virus.