SINGAPORE’S COVID-19 CERTIFICATE IS NOW EQUIVALENT TO THE EU’S CERTIFICATE
Strait Times: NOV 24, 2021
Travellers going between Singapore and the European Union (EU) will have an easier time proving their COVID-19 vaccination status from Thursday.
The European Commission announced that COVID-19 certificates issued by Singapore are now recognised as the equivalent of the EU’s digital COVID-19 certificate.
The announcement means that two-way quarantine-free travel has been restored with Denmark, which had on Nov 11 reclassified Singapore as a country with a high risk of Covid-19 infections and imposed a 10-day isolation period on travellers from the Republic.
EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders noted that Singapore is the first South-east Asian country to have its certificate recognised in this manner.
“To this date, we have 51 countries and territories in five continents that are now connected to the EU Digital Covid Certificate system… With the end of the year holidays approaching, I want to reaffirm to travellers the importance of this tool to underpin the confidence to travel inside and outside the EU,” he said.