Singapore has been making serious strides towards managing the COVID-19 conditions, undertaking the necessary measures to welcome travellers into Singapore safely. Read on to find out more details to travel responsibly to and around Singapore.
In preparing to travel to Singapore, you are strongly encouraged to check this website for eligibility and specific requirements based on where you might be travelling from.
Find out more about Singapore's requirements for inbound travellers below.
Before departing for Singapore
Apply for an Air Travel Pass
If you’re a short-term visitor travelling from selected low-risk countries or regions, you’ll need to apply for an Air Travel Pass between 7 days and 30 days before entering Singapore. You should also meet all requirements to travel under the Air Travel Pass, including:
- stay in an eligible country or region for the last 14 consecutive days before departing for Singapore;
- register and pre-pay for your post-arrival COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test prior to departing for Singapore; and
- book a non-residential accommodation with an attached bathroom to self-isolate for up to 2 days while you await your post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test result.
For peace of mind, you may wish to check if your chosen accommodation meets the heightened sanitation and hygiene standards of the SG Clean certification before booking.
Apply for your visa (if applicable)
If you need a visa to enter Singapore, please apply through a local sponsor, Singapore Overseas Mission, or through an authorised visa agent. You will need your Air Travel Pass approval letter for the application.
If you already hold a valid visa that was suspended due to COVID-19, you do not need to re-apply. To check if your visa is valid, visit here.
Submit Your Health Declaration
You are required to submit a health declaration within 3 days prior to the date of arrival, via the Visit Singapore Travel Guide app* or the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service. Your duration of stay will be stated on the visit pass endorsed by the officers at the immigration checkpoints.
Ensuring Travel Insurance Coverage
All short-term visitors entering Singapore under the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) or Air Travel Pass (ATP) travel arrangements are required to have travel insurance coverage prior to travelling to Singapore. The insurance plan should provide at least S$30,000 worth of coverage for COVID-19-related hospitalisation and medical expenses. For more information, please visit the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s SafeTravel website.
Upon arrival in Singapore
Prepare all necessary documents
To expedite the immigration clearance, do prepare the following:
- a valid Air Travel Pass approval letter (electronic or physical copy) for the specified period of entry into Singapore;
- a valid visa (for visa-required passport holders); and
- a mobile device with the TraceTogether mobile app, downloaded and switched on*
* The following groups are not required to download the TraceTogether mobile app:
• Children aged 12 years old or younger and travelling with a parent or guardian
• Those unable to use a mobile device due to a certified disability and/or special needs
Visitors who are unable to download the TraceTogether app on their existing mobile device can rent a compatible mobile device from Changi Recommends before departing for Singapore.
Take a COVID-19 PCR Test
- Visitors holding an Air Travel Pass would be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test at the airport upon arrival.
- Upon completing the test, you should make the necessary arrangements and / or take private transportation, taxi, or a private hire car to travel from the airport to your declared non-residential accommodation.
- Remain in isolation until you’ve been notified that your test result is negative where you may then continue to explore and enjoy the city's offerings.
- All visitors are to be responsible for their medical bills, should they require medical treatment for COVID-19 while in Singapore. Those who purchased a travel insurance policy with COVID-19 coverage for the trip can submit a claim for these expenses.
Stay safe with contact tracing
- Keep the TraceTogether mobile app switched on while in Singapore, to facilitate contact tracing.
- Retain the TraceTogether mobile app with the data for 14 consecutive days after leaving Singapore.
- Visitors have to upload all data in the TraceTogether mobile app upon request by the Singapore Ministry of Health, should you test positive for COVID-19 while in Singapore, or in the first 14 days after leaving Singapore. Refer to these guidelines for information on how to upload your TraceTogether App data. For information on data privacy, refer to TraceTogether privacy safeguards.
When in Singapore
To reduce the risk of transmission while on the move in Singapore, we have precautionary measures that you can take. Here are some helpful tips to protect yourself and others around you.
Maintain at least one
metre apart at all times.
Travel and interact in a
group size no larger than
Complete your SafeEntry
check-in via the
TraceTogether mobile app
before entering restaurants,
shopping malls and stores.
Temperature checks are
shopping malls and stores.
Sales and consumption of
alcohol in all F&B licensed
establishments are prohibited
after 2230hrs daily.
*TraceTogether is a contact tracing mobile application that supports Singapore’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19. When phones with the app installed are near each other, they exchange anonymised information via Bluetooth. The data collected by the app is stored securely on your phone, and only shared with the Ministry of Health if you test positive for COVID-19. All data is also automatically deleted after 25 days.
Feeling unwell in Singapore
If you’re not feeling well, please visit a Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) immediately. You should commute to the clinic using private hire cars or taxis, but not public transport.
Some clinics in Singapore, including the Raffles Medical Group (+65 6311 1222), offer round-the-clock COVID-19 tests and treatment.
Keep yourself updated
Travel restrictions and advisories may change at short notice. We recommend that you check with the relevant local authorities for the most updated information. Here are some useful links:
- For updates on COVID-19 local situation, refer to Ministry of Health and Gov.sg COVID 19.
- For updates to border measures for travellers entering Singapore, refer to Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.
Page last updated on 29 Jan 2021, 5:00PM (GMT +8)