1. Are tourism businesses permitted to resume?
Since 1 July 2020, tourism businesses in Singapore have been permitted to resume operations in stages. For the list of tourism businesses that are permitted to resume, please visit https://www.stb.gov.sg/content/stb/en/home-pages/permitted-tourism-businesses.html.
Attractions, tour operators and tourist guides are required to submit their reopening proposals to STB for assessment. Operators must demonstrate effective implementation of safe management measures to provide a safe environment for customers and workers, and may resume operations only after receiving approval from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). These proposals must include safe management measures that are tailored to reduce the COVID-19 transmission risks at each attraction or tour.
Hotels may apply to STB to resume provision of accommodation to guests for the purposes of leisure (e.g. staycations). Hotels may submit their application to STB for assessment and may only resume these business activities and related marketing efforts after receiving approval from MTI. Hotels that wish to resume these activities must comply with the required safe management measures.
Please refer to the advisories for attractions, tours and hotels for the full list of requirements for each sector.
2. Are attractions allowed to re-open?
As part of the resumption of activities in Phase 3, tourism businesses in Singapore will be permitted to resume operations in stages from 1 July, beginning with some attractions. MTI and STB have carefully assessed the reopening proposals that were submitted by these attractions. The list of permitted attractions can be found here.
All attractions must submit their re-opening proposals to STB for assessment prior to re-opening, and may resume operations only after receiving approval from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). Attractions should submit their re-opening proposals to STB_Attractions@stb.gov.sg.
Please refer to the advisory here for the full list of requirements.
3. Are tours permitted?
From 29 June 2020, domestic tour operators can begin submitting their applications to resume operations. Tour operators and tourist guides can submit their application to STB_TID@stb.gov.sg, and may only resume carrying out tour activities after receiving approval from MTI. Please refer to the advisory here for the full list of requirements.