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Travel to Singapore

Please note that there are strict limitations on who can enter Singapore at this time. If you are travelling to Singapore, you might require prior approval before travel. You might also be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure and on arrival. All passengers are subject to a mandatory 14-day Stay‑at‑Home Notice (SHN) at SHN designated facilities (SDF) unless they fall under specific exemptions.

COVID-19 PCR testing

Travellers from India

Effective 17 September 2020, all passengers who have been to India within the last 14 days before arrival in Singapore are required to take a COVID‑19 PCR test within 72 hours of their departure. This requirement will apply on top of the existing requirements of a 14-day SHN at SDF and a negative COVID 19 PCR test before the end of their SHN. This requirement will, effective 19 October 2020, 23:59, also apply to passengers transiting/transferring through Singapore.

The COVID‑19 PCR test certificate must be issued by recognised laboratories in India that are internationally accredited or recognised by the Indian government. It must be in English, and state the following:

  • the test result,
  • the date that the test was taken; and
  • the name, date of birth, nationality and passport number of the passenger as indicated in his/her passport

This requirement does not apply to passengers who are 12 years old and below and Singapore citizens or permanent residents.

Travellers from Indonesia and Philippines

Effective 19 October 2020, 23:59, travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents and with recent travel history to Indonesia or the Philippines within the last 14 days prior to entry, will be required to take a COVID‑19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure. These travellers will need to present a valid negative COVID‑19 test result as a condition of approval to enter Singapore. This requirement will apply on top of the existing requirements of a 14-day SHN at a SDF and a negative COVID‑19 test before the end of their SHN.

Effective 19 October 2020, 23:59, this requirement also applies to passengers transiting/transferring through Singapore.

This requirement does not apply to passengers, who are:

  • aged 12 and below, or
  • Singapore Citizens, or
  • Singapore Permanent Residents

Required forms

All passengers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and passengers with a Long‑Term Pass (LTP), must submit a health declaration. This can be done via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e‑Service or via the mobile application (to be downloaded from Apple AppStore or Google Play).

All seamen are required to hold these 3 documents : In-Principal Approval (IPA) issued by ICA, Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) Approval Letter and a Letter of Guarantee (LG) issued by the shipping company.

Quarantine

Upon entry into Singapore, passengers must serve a 14-day self‑isolation at a dedicated Stay‑Home‑Notice facility.

Travellers from Hong Kong

Effective 14 October 2020, 23:59, all travellers from Hong Kong will serve a 7‑day SHN at their own accommodation in lieu of a 14‑day SHN at SDF. A COVID‑19 swab test will still be administered during the SHN period.

Travellers with travel route through Hong Kong – Dubai – Singapore will not be required to serve a 14‑day SHN since they will be considered travellers arriving from Dubai and not Hong Kong.

Travellers from Sabah

Effective 14 October 2020, 23:59, all travellers entering Singapore who have a travel history in the past 14 days to Sabah (Malaysia) will be required to serve 14‑day SHN at SDF. This also applies to returning Singapore based travellers under the reciprocal Green Lane (RGL), as well as Malaysian Citizens and PRs entering Singapore under the Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA).

Exemptions

Passengers travelling as Short‑Term Visitors are not allowed to transit or enter Singapore. Exceptions include: returning residents of Singapore, Singapore Resident with Long‑Term Pass, including passengers with a work pass, Student S Pass, Dependent S Pass, and Long‑Term Visit Pass.

Passengers with a new or existing Work Pass will be allowed entry into Singapore if they have an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Passengers with a Long‑Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or a Long‑Term Visit Pass In‑Principle Approval (LTVP IPA) issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), will be allowed entry if they have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Passengers with a Student's Pass (STP) or a Student's Pass In‑Principle Approval (STP IPA), will be allowed entry if they have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Short‑term visitors will be allowed entry into Singapore if they have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) or the Ministry of Health (MOH). They could still be subjected to the prevailing health screening requirements upon entry. Possession of an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) does not guarantee the issuance of a Visit Pass to enter Singapore.

Other information

More information about Singapore measures for inbound travellers in relation to COVID‑19 are summarised in this table.