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Singapore (SIN) 

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Travel Restrictions

  • Passengers are not allowed to enter Singapore. This does not apply to:

-      nationals and permanent residents of Singapore

-      passengers with a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or a Long-Term Visit Pass In-Principle Approval (LTVP IPA). They must have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

-      passengers with a Work Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP), Dependent's Pass, or the respective In-Principle Approval (IPA) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). They must have an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

-      passengers with a Student's Pass (STP) or a Student's Pass In-Principle Approval (STP IPA). They must have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

-      passengers with an approval letter from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Health (MOH), or Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).

-      passengers with an Air Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore if they:


  • Have stayed in Australia (excluding Victoria State), Brunei Darussalam, New Zealand or Viet Nam in the last 14 days before departure; and
  • Have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and
  • Have a mobile device with the TraceTogether app downloaded, unless they are aged 12 years old or younger in that calendar year and traveling with a parent or guardian, or those who are unable to use a mobile device due to a certified disability and/or special need. (IATA)
  • Passengers are reminded that transit in Singapore is NOT allowed. This does not apply when traveling on airlines with transfer routes approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Passengers must check with airlines if they have the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore’s approval, before purchasing tickets. Please click here for information on the transit process through Changi Airport and the latest Covid-19 regulations regarding travel through Singapore. 

COVID-19 Health Requirements

-          Returning SC/PR Lane

-          SC/PR Familial Ties Lane

-          Student’s Pass Holder Lane

-          Work Pass Holder General Lane

  • All travelers, who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, and who have recent travel history to Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and the Philippines are required to present a valid negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure and present a valid negative COVID-19 test to enter Singapore
  • The requirement does not apply to:

-          Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents;

-          travelers with travel history to low risk countries/regions (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Macau, Mainland China, New Zealand and Taiwan) in the last 14 days, who have transited in a country/region not in the list (Ex. a passenger from New Zealand, who transited in Thailand will not be required to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test to enter Singapore);

-          travelers aged 6 and below;

-          travelers transiting/transferring through Singapore, except those with travel history to India, Indonesia and the Philippines; and

-          returning travelers to Singapore or Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGLs) (Please note that the conditions in the RGLs will prevail. i.e. if the RGL does not require a pre-departure test for returning travelers, then they will not be subjected to a pre-departure test before their return to Singapore)

-          Pre-approved Business Pass holders (template approval letter

  • The test result memo must be from recognized laboratories that are internationally accredited or recognized by the respective governments. It must also be in English, and should state the following:

-          the test result;

-          the date that the test was taken; and

-          Minimum of 2 personal identifiers as stated in the passport (i.e. name and either date of birth or passport number)

  • If the passenger’s test result is positive, air operators must check if the passenger has recovered from a past diagnosis of COVID-19. For this, the passenger must produce his/her first ever positive COVID-19 PCR test result memo, which must be in English and state the date that the test was taken, and minimum of 2 personal identifiers as stated in the passport (i.e. name and either date of birth or passport number). The passenger is allowed boarding only if the date of that first ever positive COVID-19 PCR test result is more than or equal to 22 days prior to the date of arrival in Singapore.
  • PRINTED Certificate from an accredited lab (a government-approved or ISO 15189-accredited testing facility) which verifies that passenger took a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR type) with negative result not more than 72 hours prior to his/her departure flight (https://doh.gov.ph/licensed-covid-19-testing-laboratories).  
  • The related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/faqs
  • 14-day Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) at SHN Dedicated Facility
  • COVID-19 test before end of SHN
  • Passengers are reminded that they will not be allowed to board the aircraft for a flight if he/she:

-      has a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, anosmia (loss of sense of smell), or shortness of breath;

-      has been diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19 infection in the last 21 days;

-      has had close contact with any case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days; or

-      displays any of the COVID-19 symptoms.

The passenger must also comply with Singapore’s public health and immigration requirements. For more information please visit www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg.  

  • On-arrival Testing for Travelers

-      From January 24, 2021, 2359 hours, all travelers (including SCs and PRs) will need to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Singapore. The prevailing SHN

requirements, including the PCR test at the end of the SHN, will continue. To expedite the COVID-19 PCR test at the airport, travellers are strongly encouraged to register and pre-pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test prior to departing for Singapore.

-     Passengers who are exempted from PCR test upon arrival are:

      • Passengers aged six and below in the calendar year (e.g, those born in 2015 to 2021 are exempted);
      • Ship crew; and
      • Work Permit and S-Pass holders from the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors
      • Foreign Domestic Workers and Confinement Nannies will also be exempted from COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test upon arrival at Changi Airport.
  • Insurance Coverage

-          With effect from January 31, 2021, 2359 hours, visitors applying to enter Singapore under the ATP and RGLs will need to have travel insurance for their COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalization costs in Singapore, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000. The travel insurance will help them pay for the costs of their medical treatment in Singapore. The visitors can purchase the travel insurance from Singapore-based or overseas insurers. A list of available insurance products can be found at the SafeTravel website (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/health).


Required Forms

  • Effective April 15, 2021 onwards, digital verification of test certificates on arrival into Singapore shall be implemented. Officers at the arrival immigration counters in Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 and 3 would be able to verify digital PCR certificates issued by accredited clinics. Once the traveler had taken the PCR test, the accredited clinics will issue the traveler their digital credential (in the form of QR code) containing their PCR test result. At the checkpoint, officers will use the Affinidi app to scan the QR code to verify the authenticity and validity.
  • Inbound passengers who were issued with digital PCR certificates can present their digital certificate for immigration clearance. Immigration officers would scan the QR code on the digital certificate to verify its authenticity and validity. Thereafter, immigration officers would match the name on the digital test certificates with passenger details in their passport to ensure that the certificates presented belong to the respective passport holders.
  • If the certificate could be verified digitally, it is not mandatory for a passenger to produce a printed copy of the digital cert. Nonetheless, as a precaution, it would be advisable for passengers to have a back-up copy of their PCR test result (either digital or printed copy) with all the required fields (i.e. Name, Test results, TD No. and/or DOB). This would allow immigration officers to conduct manual verification, if the certificate presented cannot be verified digitally due to extenuating circumstances.
  • Inbound passengers who do not have digital certificates would still be allowed to present physical PCR test certificates for manual verification.
  • Singapore Arrival Card (SGAC) with Electronic Health Declaration (eHDC)

-          It is mandatory for all arriving passengers to submit their arrival details to ICA for immigration clearance. Passengers must submit their details up to 3 days in advance before arrival.

-          Scan the QR code to download


                                                      
  • Acknowledgement page / Confirmation email sample for submitted SGAC/eHDC

-          SGAC Acknowledgement Email Sample

-          SGAC Acknowledgement PDF Sample 

-          eHDC Acknowledgement Email Sample 

-          eHDC Acknowledgement PDF Sample

  • TraceTogether Entry Requirement now applies to Air Travel Pass Holders (ATP), Reciprocal Green Lane travelers (RGL), and Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) approval letter of entry (ALE) holders (MTI ALE)

-      Effective March 15, 2021, the TraceTogether (TT) app entry requirement would be extended to Reciprocal Green Lane travelers, as well as selected Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) approval letter of entry (ALE) holders. The travelers subject to the TT app requirement are:

    • Air Travel Pass Holders
    • Reciprocal Green Lane Travelers
    • Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) approval letter of entry (ALE) holders (with ref nos. C01 or C21)
      1. Sample MTI ALE C01
      2. Sample MTI ALE C21 

-     Travelers must show one of the following at check-in, otherwise, they may be denied boarding:

    • A mobile device with the TraceTogether app already downloaded, with the traveler’s profile registered on the app;
    • If the traveler has a mobile device with the TraceTogether app already downloaded, but is unable to show the holding screen, traveler should present an electronic or physical copy of his/her booking confirmation for a Singapore SIM card from Changi Recommends (see sample booking confirmation)
    • If the traveler does not have a mobile device with the TraceTogether app, traveler should present an electronic or physical copy of his/her booking confirmation for a mobile device from Changi Recommends (See sample booking confirmation)          

-     Children aged 12 years old or younger in that calendar year and travelling with a parent or guardian, and those who are unable to use a mobile device due to a certified disability and/or special need, are exempted from this requirement.   

              -     For more information, visit
                    https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/
  • As of March 22, 2021, please be informed that MOM has issued a new format for the Approval Letter of Entry (ALE) under the Work Pass Holder Lane.

-          Sample of New MOM ALE Format

Other Requirements

  • SEA CREW:

-          Valid Seaman's Visa

-          Seaman's Book

-          Original Copy of the Letter of Guarantee

-          Confirmation that the crew has been in quarantine for at least 14 days prior to departing
     his/her home country and has been well throughout that period

-          The crew must be transferred directly between the ship and point of arrival/departure in
     Singapore              

-          The ship will not be allowed to depart Singapore until sign-off crew has departed
     Singapore and/or the sign-on crew has boarded the ship. Ship owners/managers/agents
     should apply for crew change in Singapore by writing to shipping@mpa.gov.sg and
     pms@mpa.gov.sg at least 14 days in advance of the planned crew change.   

                  

Other Information

  • For the latest advice, information and resources, go to:

-          www.mom.gov.sg

-          www.go.gov.sg/wuhancoronavirus

-          The related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found at   
     https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/faqs.

-          https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg


Travel Advisory   As of December 13 , 2020 

-      The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has been closely monitoring the global COVID-19 situation, and will be tightening border measures given the deteriorating outbreak situation in Hong Kong. All travelers entering Singapore from 13 December 2020, 2359 hours, who have a travel history in the past 14 days to Hong Kong will now be required to serve a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities. Read Updates on Border Measures For travelers From Hong Kong.

  • As of January 22, 2021

-          Read the complete Updated on Border Measures and Travel Insurance