In an attempt to protect the health of its residents, Singapore has instituted travel and entry policies to limit imported cases of covid-19.
Singapore COVID restrictions
- 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.
- All passengers, except Singapore citizens or permanent residents, are required to take a COVID‑19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure for Singapore and present a valid negative COVID‑19 test for entry to Singapore.
However, travellers who are aged 6 years or below do not require a COVID 19 PCR test.
- Passengers who have been in Australia, Brunei, Darussalam, Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, and New Zealand within 21 days of their arrival in Singapore are not required to take a COVID‑19 PCR test for entry to Singapore.
The COVID‑19 PCR test requirement does not apply to:
- Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents;
- travellers with travel history to low-risk countries/regions (Australia [except NSW], Brunei Darussalam, Macao, Mainland China, New Zealand, and Hong Kong);
- travellers transiting/transferring through Singapore, except those with travel history to India, Indonesia and the Philippines; and
- Pre‑approved Business Pass holders.
- All travellers, including Singapore Citizens (SCs) or Permanent Residents (PRs), will need to take a COVID‑19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test upon arrival at Changi Airport.
Passengers who are exempted from the COVID‑19 PCR test upon arrival are:
- Passengers aged six and below in the calendar year ;
- Ship crew; and
- Work Permit and S‑Pass holders from the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors
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 (S$160 including GST) prior to departing for Singapore at https://safetravel.changiairport.com.
- 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).
- Those travelling from countries with an Air Travel Pass agreement must also download the Trace Together app from GooglePlay to their mobile device.
- Upon entry into Singapore, passengers may have to self‑isolate, depending on the traveller’s recent travel history in the past consecutive 21 days to countries/regions listed in the Summary Table here.
- All travellers (except those from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, and New Zealand) with recent travel history to higher risk countries/regions, are required to serve a 21‑day Stay Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities.
- Travellers who have stayed in Fiji and Vietnam in the past consecutive 21 days before arrival in Singapore will be subjected to a 21‑day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities, with the option to serve the last 7 days at their place of residence.
- Travellers from the UK, South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka who are currently required to serve 21‑day SHN will be required to serve the full duration of the SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.
- Travellers including returning Singapore Citizen (SC) and Singapore Permanent Residence (SPR) serving a 21‑day SHN will undergo COVID‑19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing on arrival, on day 14 of their SHN, and before the end of their 21‑day SHN period.
- All travellers arriving from Hong Kong will undergo a reduced 7-day SHN, which can be served at their place of residence if suitable. They will be subjected to an on arrival COVID 19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, and another PCR test before the end of their 7-day SHN.
All passengers entering Singapore must comply with Singapore’s public health and immigration requirements as specified by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.
Can Singaporean travel to Malaysia now?
Yes, travel on compassionate grounds between Singapore and Malaysia is currently allowed and people from either country can apply for cross-border travel to visit family members for emergency reasons such as death or critical illness.
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