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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.

15 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 reopening 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, except those coming in under the Green/ Fast Lane arrangements (starting with China, and eventually covering more countries/regions), or with special prior approval. Singapore has also ceased port calls for all cruise vessels.

  2. Only visitors from China are allowed entry into Singapore for essential visits, via the “fast lane” that has been established between selected Chinese provinces and Singapore. 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, obtain approval, and meet other requirements before entering Singapore. Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass holders returning to Singapore from China must also comply with a set of requirements. More information on the requirements for the Singapore-China Fast Lane can be found here: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-Statements-Transcripts-and-Photos/2020/06/20200603-SG-CHINA-Fast-Lane-Essential-Travel.

  3. Singapore is also in ongoing discussions with various countries and regions on developing bilateral arrangements for safe travel. We will continue to update our border measures, taking into account our understanding of the virus and developments in other countries and regions.

  4. All incoming travellers, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders (Work Pass holders, Student’s Pass holders, Long-Term Visit Pass (LTP) holders and Dependant’s Pass holders, as well as those who have been granted In-Principle Approval (IPA) for a LTP), are required to serve a 14-day Stay-Home-Notice (SHN). From 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, in addition to serving a 14-day SHN, all travellers entering Singapore will have to undergo testing before the end of their SHN.

  5. All travellers entering Singapore after 17 June 2020, and who had remained in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Mainland China, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam in the last consecutive 14 days prior to their entry, do not have to serve their SHN at dedicated SHN facilities:

    a. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents may serve their 14-day SHN at their place of residence.
    b. Long Term Pass holders may serve their 14-day SHN at a place of residence that they or their family members own or are sole tenants of; or in suitable accommodation such as a hotel, at their own cost.

  6. All other travellers entering Singapore will continue to serve their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.

  7. All Long-Term Pass holders will require prior approval before entering Singapore. This excludes those returning under the Singapore-China Fast Lane arrangements, as separate arrangements have been put in place for this group.

  8. For details on border control measures in Singapore, please visit the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website (https://www.ica.gov.sg/covid-19).

  9. If you are in Singapore, please do your part by practising good personal hygiene, monitor your own health and follow appropriate safe management measures. For the latest update on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore, please visit the Ministry of Health (MOH) website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19).

Annex A

Measures for Inbound Travellers (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass Holders)

 

For Singapore Citizens
and Permanent
Residents

Long Term Pass
Holders (with valid
approval letter for
entry)1

Travellers who have spent the last 14 consecutive days in these countries
/regions:

• Australia
• Brunei Darussalam
• Hong Kong
• Japan
• Macao
• Mainland China
• New Zealand
• Republic of Korea
• Taiwan
• Vietnam

14-day SHN

Test before end of
SHN (chargeable)

14-day SHN

Test before end of
SHN (chargeable)

All other travellers

14-day SHN at
dedicated SHN
facility

Test before end of
SHN (chargeable)

14-day SHN at
dedicated SHN 
facility (chargeable)

Test before end of
SHN (chargeable)


Measures for Inbound Travellers (Short Term Visitors)
 

 

Short Term Visitors

Travellers who have spent the last 14 consecutive days in these countries
/regions:

• Australia
• Brunei Darussalam
• Hong Kong
• Japan
• Macao
• Mainland China
• New Zealand
• Republic of Korea
• Taiwan
• Vietnam

Not allowed entry
(except under
established
Green/ Fast Lane
arrangements2 or
with special prior
approval3)

All other travellers


1
Long Term Pass holders who were granted entry approval prior to this announcement may serve their SHN at dedicated SHN facilities, and will not be charged for their COVID-19 test before the end of their SHN nor for their stay in dedicated SHN facilities.
2 As of 15 June 2020, this comprises the Singapore-China Fast Lane.
3 Short-term visitors granted special prior approval to enter Singapore (except under established Green / Fast Lane arrangements) are subject to the same treatment with regard to SHN and test requirements, and charges, as Long Term Pass holders.