News ID: 270792
Published: 0922 GMT June 29, 2020

Singapore announces gradual reopening of tourism sector

Singapore announces gradual reopening of tourism sector

Singapore has announced the gradual reopening of its tourism sector from July 1, 2020. In the initial phase, a number of attractions will be allowed to resume operations.

Universal Studios Singapore, Madame Tussauds, Singapore Zoo, Bounce, Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, Jurong Bird Park, River Safari, Zero Latency, Art Science Museum, S.E.A. Aquarium, and Sands Sky Park and Observation Deck will reopen their doors for visitors in the first phase, reported.

In the beginning, most attractions will be restricted to no more than 25 percent of their operating capacity at one time, reported.

Attractions and tour operators are required to submit their reopening proposals to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) for assessment. Operators must demonstrate effective implementation of safety measures for tourists and workers and may resume operations only after receiving approval from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).

Keith Tan, chief executive, Singapore Tourism Board said, “With tourism reopening in a safe and gradual manner, STB’s key priority will be to ensure that tourism businesses can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for their guests and visitors.

“While it will be some time before Singapore can fully welcome international visitors, we hope Singaporeans and residents of Singapore will enjoy what our tourism businesses have to offer, in a socially responsible way.”

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