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Singapore Says Vaccinated Travelers Must Test Daily for a Week

  • City-state extends travel curbs to three African countries
  • Government says it needs to remain nimble in responses
Changi Airport in Singapore.

Changi Airport in Singapore.

Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg
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Singapore will require additional testing for travelers and extend travel curbs to more African countries, as it rolls out more measures to allow it time to figure out how to deal with the omicron coronavirus variant. 

All travelers on its so-called vaccinated travel lanes will have to be put on a daily testing regime over seven days using self-administered rapid testing, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Friday. This measure, coming into effect from Dec. 7, is on top of on-arrival polymerase chain reaction for air travelers, as well as supervised rapid testing at test centers on days three and seven after arrival.