Visiting Singapore? You'll Now Be Required To Wear An Electronic Monitor
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Visiting Singapore? You'll Now Be Required To Wear An Electronic Monitor

Singapore , news
DeAnna Taylor
DeAnna Taylor Aug 7, 2020

In an effort to ensure people are adhering to the country’s quarantine rules, Singapore will now require all incoming travelers to wear electronic monitors. Yes, you will need to wear a device on your body during the mandatory quarantine period.

There is no word on how the monitor will be worn, but what we do know is that travelers over the age of 12 will be issued a device once they clear customs. They will then need to activate their device once settled in their quarantine location.

During the quarantine period, you must respond to alerts and messages sent by the government. Authorities will also be notified if you leave your designated quarantine area or if you attempt to remove or tamper with the device.

This new policy goes into effect on August 11. Prior to this, the Singapore government paid for travelers to quarantine in some of the country’s most luxurious hotels, to help the hotel industry draw in some income.

The devices are said to not record sound or video, nor will they store personal information. Any data that is transmitted to or from the device is said to be encrypted.

Are you willing to wear a device if it means you can travel to one of the world’s most luxurious destinations?