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.
Before departing for Singapore
Make necessary Safe Travel arrangements
All short-term travellers may enter Singapore via one of the following Safe Travel Lanes:
Air Travel Pass (ATP)
Foreigners who are short-term travellers travelling from selected countries may seek entry into Singapore by applying for an Air Travel Pass, before 7 and 30 days of the intended date of entry.
Short-term travellers for business or official travel may apply through Appointed Facility operators to sponsor/apply for a SafeTravel Pass under the Connect@Singapore initiative on behalf of a prospective traveller. This may be done at least 14 days before the intended week of entry.
Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL)
Companies or Government Agencies in Singapore may sponsor/apply for a SafeTravel Pass under the Reciprocal Green Lane on behalf of a prospective traveller, between 14 and 35 days before the intended week of entry.
Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL)
With effect from 1 September 2021, 0001 hours (Singapore Time), travellers from eligible countries may apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) with their vaccination certificate, between 7 and 30 calendar days before the intended date of entry.
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. To apply, you will need an approval letter for the respective Safe Travel Lane you are using to enter Singapore.
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.
Conduct pre-departure checks
With effect from 7 May 2021, 2359 hours, all short-term travellers entering Singapore via the Air Travel Pass, Connect@Singapore and Vaccinated Travel Lane are required to stay in their declared departure point for the last 21 consecutive days before departing for Singapore.
Travellers entering via the Reciprocal Green Lane are required to stay in their declared departure point for at least 14 consecutive days before departing for Singapore.
Three days prior to your departure, you are required to:
- register and pay for an on-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test
- submit all health and travel declarations on the SG Arrival Card through the Visit Singapore Travel Guide app1 or SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service
- download the TraceTogether app2 and register your profiles
- Air Travel Pass holders and Reciprocal Green Lane travellers are required to book a stay in an approved accommodation and self-isolate for up to 48 hours while they wait for the results of their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR Test.3
- Vaccinated Travel Lane pass holders are required to self-isolate for up to 24 hours either in a pre-declared residential accommodation or a non-residential accommodation that meets requirements, while they wait for the results of their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test.
- With effect from 29 May 2021, 2359 hours, a negative COVID-19 PCR test will need to be presented by all travellers, except for those who have stayed in lower-risk countries/regions* in the last 21 days before entry into Singapore.
*Mainland China, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Macao
2 Visit TraceTogether for more information on registration
Travellers 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.
3 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.
Ensure travel insurance coverage
Air Travel Pass, Reciprocal Green Lane and Vaccinated Travel Lane travellers 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
Present your arrival documents
When entering Singapore, you will need to present
- An approval letter for any of the Safe Travel Lanes
- a valid visa (if required)
- a mobile device with the TraceTogether app downloaded and profiles registered
- Air Travel Pass, Reciprocal Green Lane and Vaccinated Travel Lane travellers are required to present an electronic or physical copy of a valid insurance policy.
- Connect@Singapore and Reciprocal Green Lane travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result acquired within 72 hours before departure. Vaccinated Travel Lane travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result acquired within 48 hours before departure.
- Reciprocal Green Lane travellers are also required to present:
- a 14-day itinerary;
- proof of departure from Singapore
- a 14-day itinerary;
Take a COVID-19 PCR Test
All short-term travellers are required to undergo an on-arrival COVID-19 PCR Test.
Upon completion, Air Travel Pass, Reciprocal Green Lane and Vaccinated Travel Lane travellers are to make the necessary arrangements and / or take private transportation, taxi, or a private hire car to travel from the airport to their declared non-residential accommodation. Connect@Singapore travellers are to follow transfer arrangements prepared by their Appointed Facility operator.
Remain in isolation until you’ve been notified (within 48 hours) that your test result is negative. Only then may you continue to explore and enjoy the city's offerings.
All travellers 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 to their relevant insurance providers for these expenses.
Stay safe with contact tracing
- Download the TraceTogether app and register your profile
- Keep the app switched on while in Singapore, to facilitate contact tracing.
- Check in and out of spaces using SafeEntry in the TraceTogether app
- Retain the app with the data for 14 consecutive days after leaving Singapore.
- Reciprocal Green Lane travellers should follow their pre-planned 14-day itinerary at all times
- Connect@Singapore travellers should
- remain within their Appointed Facility;
- stay with their pre-declared travel group of up to 2 travellers; and
- undergo regular testing as arranged by their Appointed Facility operator
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
5 people, with effect from
10 August 2021
Complete your SafeEntry
check-in via the
before entering restaurants,
shopping malls and stores.
Temperature checks are
shopping malls and stores.
*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.
Updated COVID-19 Measures
The following measures will take effect from 19 August 2021:
1. MICE events, sports events and live performances
- MICE events, sports events and live performances will be capped at 50 attendees without PET; up to 1000 attendees if all vaccinated*.
- Dining-in at F&B establishments (excluding hawkers centres and coffee shops) will be capped at 5 persons per group if all are vaccinated individuals*; unvaccinated individuals are allowed to dine-in with valid PET. Click here for more info.
- Dining-in at hawker centres and coffee shops will be capped at 2 persons per group regardless of vaccination status.
3. Operating capacity
- Attractions and cruises will operate at 50% capacity.
- Conveyance tours will be capped at 50 persons; non-conveyance tours will be capped at 20 persons.
*Unvaccinated children aged 12 years and below may be included. Click here for more info.
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 for long-term or short-term visits, refer to Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.
Page last updated on 20 August 2021