As the world continues to get back to normality, Singapore is still one of the few places globally with strict rules. However, Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong announced that Singapore will remove the masks rule from Monday, August 29.
This means that masks will not be required in Singapore except on public transport such as the MRT, public buses and boarding areas. Additionally, they will be required in healthcare facilities like hospitals. Interestingly, masks will not be required at airports. However, they may be required on certain airlines, depending on your destination country, so check who you are flying with.
Meanwhile, people working in areas such as healthcare facilities will be required to wear a mask as extra precaution working with the most vulnerable in society. Although, masks will be made optional on private transports including taxi services and buses.
COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China in early December 2019. Since then, it has spread across the globe, infecting over 598 million people, with 6.46 million deaths as of August 25, 2022.