Safe Travel Information
Learn about travel requirements and if your country has a Vaccinated Travel Lane with Singapore.

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Safe Travel Information
Learn about travel requirements and if your country has a Vaccinated Travel Lane with Singapore.

Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL)

Updated as of 23 December 2021

Vaccinated travellers from certain countries/regions are welcome to enter Singapore via the Vaccinated Travel Lane, without quarantine or stay-home notice.

They must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days after receiving the full regime of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna or WHO EUL Vaccines, and present proof of vaccination issued, before the intended date of entry.

Unvaccinated children aged 12 and below will be eligible to enter Singapore on the VTL. They are not required to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) but must comply with all other VTL conditions and be accompanied by a fully vaccinated VTL traveller.

Read on to find out how you can easily prepare for your trip to Singapore.

Apply for Vaccinated Travel Pass (Land)

Short-term travellers have to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (Land)* between 3 and 9 calendar days before intended arrival date.

Visitors travelling via land must apply for the Vaccinated Travel Pass (Land), as approvals are not interchangeable with the Vaccinated Travel Pass (Air).

* Unvaccinated children under 12 years may travel under the Vaccinated Travel Lane as long as they are accompanied by Vaccinated Travel Lane travellers.

Apply for Vaccinated Travel Pass (Land)

Apply for visa (if applicable)

Visitors who require a visa for travel to Singapore must also obtain a valid visa after receiving their Vaccinated Travel Pass approval, before departing for Singapore. They are encouraged to apply for their Vaccinated Travel Pass early.

Apply for visa

Fulfil Travel/Transit History

Visitors must have travelled to or transited via any VTL countries/regions*, Category I countries/regions and/or Singapore in the last 14 consecutive days prior to departure to Singapore.

* Thailand will be included in the list of VTL countries from 14 December 2021 onwards. Cambodia, Fiji, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Turkey will also be included from 16 December 2021 onwards. 

The VTL lanes for Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) is temporarily closed until further notice.

Find out more

Book designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (Land) bus tickets at least 3 days before arrival

Visitors must travel into Singapore via designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (Land) buses. Boarding and disembarkation are only at Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru, and Queen Street Terminal & Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange in Singapore respectively.

Tickets can be bought at:

•    Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange

•    Queens Street Terminal

For information about these buses, please refer to the Safe Travel Office website

Submit Singapore Arrival Card

Submissions of health, travel history, and accommodation declarations should be made no earlier than 3 days before the arrival date. It can be submitted through Visit Singapore Travel Guide or SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service.

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Take COVID-19 test within 2 calendar days before departure

Travellers aged 2 and above should take a pre-departure COVID-19 test. They are required to present a certificate for a negative PCR test* or a negative test result memo^ for a professionally-administered ART at departure.

* PCR tests may be taken at a recognised laboratory, clinic, or medical facility designated by the government of a counterpart country/region.

^ The negative test result memo should be in English and contain the date of the test, the travellers' name, and date of birth or passport number.

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Download TraceTogether App

Visitors are required to download and register their profile on the TraceTogether app to aid contact tracing.

Download the app here

Purchase COVID-19 insurance policy

Prior to travelling to Singpore, vistors will need to have travel insurance for their COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000.

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Prepare boarding documents

Visitors are reminded to ensure all required documents are prepared for checking.

•    Passport

•    VTL (Land) bus ticket

•    Vaccination certificate

•    Vaccinated Travel pass (if applicable)

•    Negative pre-departure ART or PCR test result

•    Completed Singapore Arrival Card

•    Copy of insurance policy (if applicable)

Prepare for immigration clearance

On arrival, the visitor must present to the immigration officer:

•    Valid Vaccinated Travel Pass (electronic or physical copy);

•    Valid vaccination certificate (electronic or physical copy);

•    Valid pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test result certificate (electronic or physical copy) in English

•    Valid visa (if applicable)

•    Electronic or physical copy of travel insurance policy

[Please note that SIM card purchase (if needed), mobile phone rental, or purchase of SGD should be done prior to clearing immigration]

Undergo COVID-19 ART test

All visitors are required to undergo a supervised COVID-19 ART* upon arrival in Singapore. Payment will be made directly to the test provider at the test centre and cannot be pre-booked.

*Children aged two and below in this calendar year (i.e. child who has turned two this year) do not require an on-arrival test.

Always remember to:

Wear mask in public areas except when dining or exercising

Keep TraceTogether app running

Gather in groups of up to 5

Dine-in allowed in groups of up to 5*

Maintain 1 metre distance

Complete ART Tests^

Safety measures for events, attractions, and cruises

Events

Up to 1000 fully vaccinated people or up to 50 people without pre-event testing, with zones of up to 100 attendees allowed

Attractions and cruises

50% operating capacity for groups of up to 2 fully vaccinated persons are allowed; provision for children 12 years and below applies.

Tours

Up to 50 people for conveyance tours (e.g., Duck Tours etc.) and up to 20 people for non-conveyance tours (e.g., walking, cycling, kayaking tours)

Should you feel unwell or test positive for COVID-19

The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) has issued a set of protocols that you should follow if you are feeling unwell, displaying COVID-19 symptoms or test positive while visiting Singapore.

Keep yourself updated

Travel restrictions and safe distancing rules may change at short notice.