All passengers except Singapore citizens and permanent residents travelling to Singapore must apply for entry approval from the relevant government agencies (e.g. MOE, MOM), or via the application for a Safe Travel pass (). Travellers without entry approval will be denied entry and may have their existing work passes revoked.
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.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Effective 17 November all inbound travellers, except those listed below, will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure for Singapore and present a valid negative COVID-19 test for entry to Singapore. The test result memo must be from recognised laboratories that are internationally accredited or recognised by the respective governments. Please also note that travellers aged 12 or below are not exempted from this requirement.
The COVID-19 PCR test must be in English, and should state the following:
The COVID-19 PCR test requirement does not apply to:
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:
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:
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 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.
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 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).
If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.