Overview

In view of the rapid spread of Covid-19 across the world, Singapore has put in place precautionary measures to reduce the risk of importation of Covid-19. Before making a decision to move to Singapore, it is important to keep up with the latest news on the travel restrictions to help you better plan your relocation.

Not sure what it would be like to live here? Check out our Country Guide – Singapore.

(Last updated on 12 October 2021)


Travel Restriction Updates – Covid-19

UPDATE

From 19 Oct, Singapore will open ‘vaccinated travel lanes’ with 8 more countries.

From 15 Nov, Singapore will launch its third vaccinated travel lane with South Korea.

As of August 30, Singapore tightens border control for travellers from New Zealand and eases rules for those from Jiangsu.

Singapore opens quarantine-free travel lanes for vaccinated passengers going to and coming from Germany and Brunei, with effect from Sept 8.

As of 20 August, Singapore lifts border restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers from Germany, Brunei and all travellers from Hong Kong, Macau. Singapore is also to classify countries, regions into 4 categories based on risk, with differentiated border measures for each.

Travellers from Myanmar will not be allowed to enter Singapore from Thursday (15 July 2021) given a rise in Covid-19 cases there.

Singapore tightens border measures for travellers from Indonesia amid spike in Covid-19 cases there.

Starting 2 July, travel restrictions will be tightened for those coming from Australia, but loosened for those coming from Guangdong, China.

From 11.59pm on 26 June 2021, short-term travellers holding an Air Travel Pass with travel history to New South Wales within the last 21 days will not be allowed to enter Singapore.

From June 16, 11:59 p.m., travellers from Israel can spend the last seven days of their 21-day stay-home notice at a place of residence or self-sourced accommodation. However, travellers from Fiji need to serve their 21-day stay-home notice at a dedicated facility upon arrival in Singapore.

Returning Singaporean/PR require negative Covid-19 swab test results within 72 hours before departure date from 30 May 2021. Exceptions are made for those who have stayed in lower-risk countries regions in the last 21 days – including Australia, Brunei, Mainland China, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau. However, Covid-19 swab tests and serving a 7-day Stay Home Notice (SHN) are still mandatory requirements for these travellers upon arrival.

Singapore – Singapore and Hong Kong travel bubble will start from 25 May 2021.

Travellers from Hong Kong will have to remain in Hong Kong for at least 14 days prior to departure, excluding any time spent in quarantine or stay-home notice.

Travellers from Hong Kong are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before departing on the flights, with some exceptions made for children and those not suitable for vaccination on medical grounds.

Travellers will have to take pre-departure and on-arrival Covid-19 swab tests and travel on designated flights operated by Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific.

Leaving Singapore Borders

  • All Singapore Residents are urged to heed MOH advisory and defer all non-essential travel
  • Any Singapore resident or Long-Term Pass holder who leaves Singapore from 27 March 2020, in disregard of travel advisories, will be charged at unsubsidised rates for their inpatient stay at public hospitals, if they are admitted for suspected Covid-19 and have onset of symptoms within 14 days of returning to Singapore

Visit MOH website on leaving Singapore during Covid-19 period for more.

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Visa Updates

Get updates on changes pertaining to Visa information here.

Changes to Visa and Work Pass Services During Covid-19

Due to the announcement of extension of Circuit Breaker until 1st June 2020, there will be changes to the Ministry of Manpower work pass services. For more details visit Covid-19 changes to work pass services.

In addition, approvals for new application will be very limited at this period. Employers are strongly encouraged to defer bringing foreign workers into Singapore during this period.

As part of the elevated safe distancing measures, over-the-counter services at the ICA Building will strictly be by appointment and for urgent cases. Members of the public are to use ICA’s e-Services. No walk-ins will be accepted. Click here for details.


Summary

Here is an overview of the travel restrictions in Singapore.

CategoryTravel HistoryTravel MeasuresTravel Requirements
Singapore Residents (including Singapore Citizen, Permanent Residents)Hubei ProvinceAllowed entry with mandatory 14 day quarantineMandatory submission of health declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service (https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard) or via the mobile application
All other countries/ regionsAllowed entry with mandatory 14 day Stay-Home Notice
Long-Term Pass Holders (Work Pass, Student’s Pass, Dependent’s Pass, and Long-Term Visit Pass)With valid approval letter for entry Hubei ProvinceAllowed entry with mandatory 14 day quarantine
All other countries/ regionsAllowed entry with mandatory 14 day Stay-Home Notice
Without valid approval letter for entry Not allowed enter or transit 
Short-Term VisitorsNot allowed enter or transit 

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More Information on Covid-19

Check out the following pages and contact informations to get the latest updates on the Covid-19 situation.

Ministry Of Health Singapore Emergency Line: 1800 333 9999
Ministry Of Health Singapore General Line: 6325 9220
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority Singapore 24Hr Call Centre: 6391 6100

Other Service Centres (ICA): Contact Us
Covid-19 Latest Updates from ICA
Covid-19 Local Situation Updates from MOH

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