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Singapore has further strengthened our defences against the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). For more information, click here. The Singapore Tourism Board is stepping up on precautionary measures for your safety and well-being. We encourage you to use our e-services to minimise your time spent in public places.

3 June 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak, the Singapore Government has implemented a series of measures to reduce the risk of imported cases and slow the transmission of the virus. Singapore’s borders are now re-opening gradually to allow safe travel in limited numbers, with the necessary safeguards in place to ensure public health considerations are addressed.

General Advisory for Visitors

  1. Short-term visitors are not allowed entry into Singapore. Singapore has also ceased port calls for all cruise vessels.

  2. Only visitors from China will be allowed entry into Singapore from 8 June 2020 for essential visits, via the “fast lane” that will be established between six Chinese provinces and municipalities (Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang) and Singapore. 

  3. Residents in China seeking to make essential business or official travel to Singapore via the fast lane must be sponsored by either a company or a Singapore Government agency, which will file an application on behalf of the applicant for a SafeTravel Pass. Upon approval, an approval letter will be issued and with this letter, the approved applicant would be required to do the necessary such as apply for a visa to travel to Singapore as well as electronically submit pre-trip health and travel history declarations via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service1 , before entering Singapore. 

  4. Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass2 holders returning to Singapore from China must monitor their health and comply with the prevailing health measures. To facilitate their arrival immigration clearance, they must show a copy of the invitation letter issued by the government authority in China. For more information on Singapore-China Fast Lane, please click here.

  5. All other Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass holders entering Singapore are required to serve a 14-day self-isolation at dedicated Stay-Home Notice (SHN) facilities. Returnees can contact the SHN helpline at +65 6812 5555 for more information.

  6. Returnees are also required to submit a health declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service, before proceeding with immigration clearance. The SGAC e-service can also be downloaded for free on Apple App Store and Google Play. All travellers can submit their health declaration up to three days prior to their arrival in Singapore. Those who make false declarations will be liable for prosecution under the Infectious Diseases Act. For more information on the travel declaration requirements, please refer to the MOH website (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19).

  7. Work pass holders and their dependents are allowed to return/enter into Singapore only if they work in sectors that provide essential services such as healthcare and transport. Malaysians with Singapore work permits will continue to be able to work in Singapore during this period, with appropriate accommodation arrangements.

  8. If you are in Singapore, you are reminded to do your part by practising good personal hygiene, to monitor your own health and to follow appropriate safe management measures. To help plan your travel, please do visit MOH’s website (https://www.moh.gov.sg) regularly for the latest updates. 

Annex A

List of Countries/Regions and Border Control Measures

Travel History in Countries/Regions

For Singapore Residents and Long-term Pass Holders

For Short-term Visitors

All countries

14-day SHN

All holders of Work Pass (and their dependants), Long-Term Visit Pass, Student’s Pass, as well as those who have been granted In-Principle Approval for Work Pass and Long-Term Pass must obtain approval from MOM/ICA before they commence their journey to Singapore.

Not allowed entry


Fast Lane

For Singapore Residents and Long-term Pass Holders

For Short-term Visitors

China (Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang)

Monitor health and comply with prevailing health measures. Must show copy of the invitation letter issued by the government authority in China for immigration clearance. 

Visitors must be sponsored by either a company or a Singapore Government agency.

1The paper-based disembarkation/embarkation card has been discontinued. When entry for short-term visitors resumes in the future, such travellers will have to provide their arrival and departure information via the SGAC e-Service instead.
2Long-term pass holders include work passes, Student’s Pass, Dependent’s Pass and Long-Term visit pass.