Singapore sets entry ban due to fear of coronavirus

Singapore has introduced an entry ban for people who have in the past 14 days been to China, South Korea, Iran or northern Italy.

Port of Singapore. | Photo: Ed Wray/AP/POLFOTO/arkiv/AP

Seafarers and passengers who have been to China, South Korea, Iran or northern Italy within the past 14 days will no longer be able to enter Singapore, as the country at midnight Wednesday introduced an entry ban, informs Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority, MPA, in a press release.

The travel ban is a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, and it applies to passengers and employees on board vessels.

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