Singapore’s mega-casino, Marina Bay Sands, will be temporarily closing its doors after two of the casino’s employees test positive for Covid-19.

The hotel assured guests that “other employees who are close contacts have been identified and placed in order of permanence or quarantine”, while the casino works closely with the Ministry of Health in seeking contacts for guests who may have had contact with the two employees.

“We will remain vigilant on all fronts, including strict cleaning regimes, safe distance measures through the property and regular Covid-19 testing of frontline personnel,” the statement said. “The rest of the property will be operating based on revised capacities and more stringent measures across the property by June 13, 2021, in support of the government’s latest efforts.”

Even with the Marina Bay Sands casino closed, the hotel remains open for reservations, with each room accommodating a maximum of two people. Attractions such as the SkyPark Observation Deck or Sampan Rides, operate at a reduced capacity of 25%.

The governments of Singapore and Hong Kong were planning to launch a travel bubble between the two regions on May 26, but due to an increase in cases in Singapore, these plans have been postponed.

The idea has been floating since the fall of last year, but has been postponed to 2021, and now it should be postponed again indefinitely. The air travel bubble would require passengers to have a Covid-19 negative test certificate before they can make a direct flight.

About Marina Bay Sands

Located along the edge of Marina Bay Sands, the company features three cascading hotel towers covered by a SkyPark, ‘floating’ crystal pavilions, a lotus-inspired Museum, retail stores with state-of-the-art products and designer brands. international luxury, trendy restaurants, theater entertainment, night clubs and a Las Vegas-style casino.