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Daily briefing: Parts of Asia reopens to international tourists; Some F&B chains return 2-person dine-in limit

And condos, private apartments in SG qualify for EV charger grant.


Some parts of Asia are opening up to international tourists, William Heinecke, CEO of Minor International said.

Heinecke cited the sandbox scheme being implemented by the government of Thailand in Phuket, which allowed vaccinated Thai and foreign tourists to enter the resort island without the need to undergo quarantine from 1 July.

The same was implemented in Thailand’s Koh Samui starting 15 July.

In addition, Minor International also saw a “strong recovery” in Europe, Middle East, and China.

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From CNA

Around 10 food and beverage establishments will be setting a two-person limit regardless if the individuals have been vaccinated or not.

This is in line with the announcement of the Ministry of Health, allowing establishments to decide whether they want to set different dining rules for those who have been fully vaccinated.

The Ministry had announced last week that fully vaccinated individuals may dine in groups of five.

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From CNA

Condominiums and private apartments will be eligible for a new grant that will cover half the cost of electric vehicle (EV) charger components.

Under the Electric Vehicle Common Charger Grant, the Land Transport Authority announced that it will co-fund the installation cost of 2,000 chargers as an incentive to the early adoption of EV.

This is also in line with the government’s target to deploy 60,000 EV charging points by 2023. Of which 40,000 will be set in public car parks and 20,000 will be in private premises.

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