With the start of Phase 2, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced today (October 19) that the maximum group size for hiking, biking and kayaking tours will be increased from 10 to 20 from November 1.
This number excludes the tour guide.
STB made it clear that tour participants must continue to entertain subgroups of five – the standardized group limit for social gatherings.
While participants within the same subgroup can interact with each other, participants from different subgroups must keep a safe distance of at least 1 meter and avoid mixing.
Travel agencies and tour operators are allowed to resume operations on site from October 19th.
To be eligible, companies must submit their personal information via the GoBusiness portal within two weeks of the resumption date. This includes tours with live or recorded commentary.
Travel agencies, tour operators and tour guides must provide STB with their travel routes and timetables for evaluation.
You are only allowed to organize the suggested tours after approval by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Covid-19 has devastated the tourism industry in Singapore. STB announced last month that the tourism sector would have a "long winter" and that recovery could take up to five years.
To save the ailing tourism industry, Singapore has set up reciprocal green alleys with at least 10 countries, most recently Hong Kong.
The government has also launched a domestic tourism campaign to boost the local tourism dollar and announced the distribution of $ 100 tourism vouchers in December.
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