21 May 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.

As the situation is still dynamic, the following measures will remain in place for both visitors and tourism businesses.

General Advisory for Visitors

  1. All short-term visitors (from anywhere in the world) are not allowed entry into Singapore, or to transit through Singapore. Singapore has also ceased port calls for all cruise vessels.

  2. Travellers will gradually be allowed to transit through Singapore from 2 June 2020. Stringent measures will be implemented to ensure that transit passengers remain in designated facilities within the transit area. Click here for more information.

  3. All Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term1 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.

  4. Returnees are also required to submit a health declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service2 , before proceeding with immigration clearance. The SGAC e-service can also be downloaded for free on Apple AppStore 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).

  5. 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.

  6. All returning travellers are reminded to monitor their health closely and seek early medical treatment should they develop fever or any respiratory symptoms such as cough or sore throat.

  7. If you are in Singapore, you can do your part by practising good personal hygiene, monitoring your own health and following the appropriate safe management measures. To help plan your travel, please 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 or transit


1Long term pass holders include work passes, Student’s Pass, Dependent’s Pass and Long-Term visit pass.
2The 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.