BORDER STATUS Singapore

Latest information on travel bans during COVID-19

Singapore

Singapore’s borders are closed. Passengers are not allowed to enter.

  • These passengers are allowed to enter:
  • citizens and permanent residents of Singapore;
  • holders of a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or a Long-Term Visit Pass In-Principle Approval (LTVP IPA) who have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) (except those with travel history to South Africa or the United Kingdom within the past 14 days prior to departure for Singapore);
  • holders of a Work Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP), Dependant’s Pass, or the respective In-Principle Approval (IPA) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) who have an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) (except those with travel history to South Africa or the United Kingdom within the past 14 days prior to departure for Singapore);
  • holders of a Student’s Pass (STP) or a Student’s Pass In-Principle Approval (STP IPA) who have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) (except those with travel history to South Africa or the United Kingdom within the past 14 days prior to departure for Singapore);
  • holders of 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) (except those with travel history to South Africa or the United Kingdom within the past 14 days prior to departure for Singapore);
  • holders of a valid letter of Approval for SafeTravel Pass Application under the Connect@Sinagpore Scheme if they haven’t travelled to South Africa or the United Kingdom within the past 14 days prior to departure for Singapore;
  • holders of a Business Travel Pass (BTP) or a Pre-Approved Business Pass (PBP) if they haven’t travelled to South Africa or the United Kingdom within the past 14 days prior to departure for Singapore;
  • residents of Brunei Darussalam if they:
  • have a valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-Brunei Reciprocal Green Lane; and
  • have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and
  • have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result, taken at most 72 hours before departure; and
  • stayed in Brunei Darussalam in the last 14 days before departure; and
  • have a return ticket or proof of other transportation arrangements to depart from Singapore;
  • residents of China (People’s Rep.) if they:
  • have a valid Safe Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-China Fast Lane; and
  • have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and
  • have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result, taken at most 72 hours before departure; and
  • stayed in Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin, or Zhejiang in the last 7 days before departure; and
  • have a return ticket or proof of other transportation arrangements to depart from Singapore;
  • residents of Germany if they:
  • have a valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-Germany Reciprocal Green Lane; and
  • have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; and
  • stayed in Germany in the last 14 days before departure; and
  • have a return ticket or proof of other transportation arrangements to depart from Singapore;
  • citizens of Indonesia if they:
  • have a valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-Indonesia Reciprocal Green Lane; and
  • have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken within 72 hours before departure; and
  • stayed in Indonesia in the last 14 days before departure; and
  • have a return ticket or proof of other transportation arrangements to depart from Singapore;
  • residents of Japan if they:
  • depart from Haneda International Airport (HND), Narita International Airport (NRT), Kansai International Airport (KIX), Fukuoka Airport (FUK), Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO); and
  • have a valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-Japan Reciprocal Green Lane; and
  • have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and
  • have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken at most 72 hours before departure; and
  • stayed in Japan in the last 14 days before departure; and
  • have a return ticket or proof of other transportation arrangements to depart from Singapore;
  • residents of Korea (Rep.) if they:
  • depart from Incheon International Airport (ICN); and
  • have a valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-ROK Fast Lane; and
  • have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and
  • have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result, taken at most 72 hours before departure; and
  • stayed in Korea (Rep.) in the last 14 days before departure; and
  • have a return ticket or proof of other transportation arrangements to depart from Singapore;
  • residents of Malaysia if they:
  • have a valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-Malaysia Reciprocal Green Lane; and
  • have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and
  • have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result, taken at most 72 hours before departure; and
  • have stayed in Malaysia in the last 14 days before departure;
  • returning passengers with a Work Pass, Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass, or Long-Term Visit Pass who have an Entry Travel Pass issued by the Brunei authorities under the Singapore-Brunei Reciprocal Green Lane, an invitation letter issued by the Chinese authorities under the Singapore-China Fast Lane, a Singapore-Germany-Singapore (SGS) Travel Pass issued by the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce under the Singapore-Germany Reciprocal Green Lane, an electronic visa issued by the Indonesian authorities, an approval letter issued by the Embassy of Japan under the Singapore-Japan Reciprocal Green Lane, an approval letter issued by the Korea (Rep.) Embassy in Singapore under the Singapore-ROK Fast Lane, or a MyTravelPass approval letter issued by the Malaysian authorities under the Singapore-Malaysia Reciprocal Green Lane. They do not require an approval letter from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), or Ministry of Education (MOE);
  • holders of an Air Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore if they:
  • have stayed in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, New Zealand 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. The rule doesn’t apply to children under 12 travelling with a parent or guardian, or those who are unable to use a mobile device due to a certified disability and/or special need.

Arriving people must have a medical certificate in English with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result of a test taken not more than 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must include the date the test was taken, and a minimum of 2 personal identifiers as stated in the passport (i.e. name and either date of birth or passport number). For those with a connecting flight(s) where the total transit duration is more than 24 hours, the test must have been taken not more than 72 hours of the last direct flight to Singapore.

 

This doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens and permanent residents of Singapore;
  • children of 6 or younger;
  • holders of a Business Travel Pass (BTP) or a Pre-Approved Business Pass (PBP) if they haven’t travelled to South Africa or the United Kingdom within the past 14 days prior to departure for Singapore;
  • people who have only been to low-risk countries/regions in the past 14 days before entry into Singapore. Please refer to the website;
  • people who have only been to low-risk countries/regions, who transited in non-low-risk countries/regions;
  • holders of a medical certificate with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result issued at least 22 days before arrival.

Arriving people are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. They should register and pre-pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test prior to departing for Singapore here

This doesn’t apply to children of 6 or younger.

 

Passengers are not allowed to transit through Singapore.

This doesn’t apply when traveling on airlines with transfer routes approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) (you need to check it before purchasing tickets). People with travel history to South Africa or the United Kingdom within the past 14 days prior to departure for Singapore are not allowed to transit, except for citizens and permanent residents of Singapore.

Passengers transiting through Singapore who have been to India, Indonesia or the Philippines within the past 14 days must have a medical certificate in English with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result of a test taken not more than 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must include the date the test was taken, and a minimum of 2 personal identifiers as stated in the passport (i.e. name and either date of birth or passport number).

This doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens and permanent residents of Singapore;
  • children of 6 or younger.
 

Arriving people must comply with the prevailing Singapore government requirements upon entry into Singapore.

 

Arriving people must submit a health declaration before arrival via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC)  e-Service or via the mobile application. This doesn’t apply to transit passengers.


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