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In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, Singapore will implement additional precautionary measures to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

For more details, visit the MOH website or see section "Latest Updates" below for press releases/advisories.


Notice to all travellers entering Singapore

Mandatory for travellers to stay at designated facilities when they return to Singapore

To protect the local community and further ring-fence the risk of community transmission from imported cases, from 9 April 2020, 2359 hrs, it is mandatory for all returnees (Singapore citizens, permanent residents or long-term pass holders) to serve their SHN in Government-designated facilities.

The cost of staying in these facilities will be paid for by the Government, with the exception of returnees who had left Singapore from 27 March 2020. These individuals will have to pay the full cost of staying in these facilities, as they had decided to disregard travel advisories to defer all travel abroad. 

For those with extenuating circumstances, such as medical conditions or mobility issues that make it difficult for them to stay in designated SHN facilities, they should provide the details in this form at go.gov.sg/shnhotelneeds. They can also contact the SHN Helpline at 6812 5555 for more information.

If you are overseas, you may visit this website for updates on Singapore’s COVID-19 situation, or the MOH’s website for update on COVID-19 local situation.

Unsubsidised medical bills for those who disregard travel advisory

Returnees who disregard prevailing travel advisory and leave Singapore from 27 March 2020 will be charged at unsubsidised rates for their inpatient stay at public hospitals, if they are admitted for suspected COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of returning to Singapore.

Singapore residents (Singapore citizens and permanent residents) will also not be able to claim from MediShield Life or Integrated Shield Plans for these treatments at public and private hospitals.


For returning Singapore residents

Returning Singapore residents (i.e. Singapore citizens, permanent residents) will be issued with a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon entry into Singapore. Click here for more information about SHN issued by ICA.

All travellers must submit a health declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service before proceeding with immigration clearance[1]. They are required to show their health declaration acknowledgement email to the ICA officers. See section on "Health Declaration via Sg Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service" below for more information.

Singapore's measures for inbound travellers in relation to COVID-19 are summarised in this Appendix.

[1] Travellers can submit their health declaration via the SG Arrival Card e-Service within 3 days prior to the date of their arrival in Singapore. Travellers are also reminded to update and resubmit their declarations prior to arrival in Singapore if they have recently visited a hospital, had contact with a COVID-19 case, and/or if there is any change in their health status and/or travel history. Please refer to this press release for more information.


For long-term pass holders seeking entry into Singapore

All foreigners holding ICA-issued long-term passes (i.e. Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or Student's Pass (STP), or In-Principle Approval (IPA) letters for LTVP/STP, who plan to enter Singapore from any country must obtain permission for entry from the relevant agency before they commence their journey.

LTVP/STP and IPA for LTVP/STP holders who are granted entry into Singapore will be issued with a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN). For more information about SHN issued by ICA, Click here for more information about SHN issued by ICA.

Singapore's measures for inbound travellers in relation to COVID-19 are summarised in this Appendix.

Entry Approval For Holders of LTVPs, STPs and IPAs for LTVP/STP (issued by ICA)

All LTVP holders[2], as well as those who have been granted IPA for LTVP, who are planning to enter Singapore, must obtain ICA's permission to enter before they commence their journey to Singapore. They can do so by submitting their application for entry to ICA nCoV Request.

STP holders, and those who have been granted IPA for STP, who plan to enter Singapore from any country must obtain MOE's permission before they commence their journey. At this juncture, STP holders who are students in critical sectors in publicly-funded Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) will be prioritised for entry approval. STP holders, and those who have been granted IPA for STP, should submit their applications to their respective institutions, which will then forward their application to MOE.

If permission is granted, applicants will be issued an approval letter of entry by ICA for LTVP holders, or by MOE for STP holders, that is valid for two weeks. They must produce this approval letter of entry to airline staff upon check-in at the departure airport, and to the immigration officer at the checkpoint upon arrival in Singapore.

Please refer to this press release for more information.

[2] LTVPs are also issued by MOM to common-law spouses, step-children, handicapped children or parents of an Employment Pass or S Pass holder. MOM-issued LTVP holders will have to obtain MOM's approval for entry.

Entry Approval for MOM's Work Pass Holders

Currently, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has been requiring all new and existing Work Pass holders[3] (including dependants[4]) to obtain MOM's approval before they commence their journey to Singapore. The entry approval requirement applies to:

  • Existing Work Pass holders currently out of Singapore; and
  • Those who have been granted IPA for a Work Pass, who have yet to enter Singapore

Their employers or sponsors must submit the request. Please refer to the relevant links.

Those with ICA-issued LTVPs will need ICA's entry approval, even if they have LOCs issued by MOM.

Anyone who does not comply with the requirements will have their passes revoked and will be banned from working in Singapore.

Please refer to this press release for more information.

In addition, all travellers must submit a health declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service before proceeding with immigration clearance. They are required to show their health declaration acknowledgement email to the ICA officers. See section on "Health Declaration via Sg Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service" below for more information.

[3] Holders of LTVP issued by ICA, who also have a Letter of Consent (LOC) or Pre-Approved Letter of Consent (PLOC) issued by MOM, should obtain ICA's entry approval.

[4] Dependant's Pass holders and MOM-issued LTVP holders.


For visitors seeking entry into Singapore

All short-term visitors will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore.

Spouse and child(ren) of Singapore residents (Singapore citizens and permanent residents) who need to visit Singapore due to extenuating reasons may submit their application for entry to ICA nCoV Request.

In addition, all travellers must submit a health declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service before proceeding with immigration clearance. They are required to show their health declaration acknowledgement email to the ICA officers. See section on "Health Declaration via Sg Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service" below for more information.

Short-term visitors who are granted entry into Singapore will be issued with a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN). Click here for more information about SHN issued by ICA.

Visitors who are already in Singapore will not be affected by the recent policy. You may apply online if there is a need to extend your stay in Singapore. Extension of stay will not be accepted over the counter.

Singapore’s measures for inbound travellers in relation to COVID-19 are summarised in this Appendix.


Apply Online Health Declaration via SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service

Infographics on e-SHN

All travellers arriving in Singapore, including Singapore residents (Singapore citizens, permanent residents) and long-term pass/ In-Principle Approval (IPA) holders[5] (Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass, Work Pass), must submit a health declaration before proceeding with immigration clearance.

Travellers can submit their health declaration via the SG Arrival Card e-Service within 3 days prior to the date of their arrival in Singapore. They are to update and resubmit their declarations prior to arrival in Singapore if they have recently visited a hospital, had contact with a COVID-19 case, and/or if there is any change in their health status and/or travel history. Please refer to this press release for more information.

Travellers who provide false declarations will be prosecuted under the Infectious Diseases Act.

An acknowledgement email will be sent to travellers after they have submitted their health declaration. The travellers will also be notified on the need to comply with the 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN). Upon arrival, they are required to show the health declaration acknowledgement email to the ICA officer. Click here for more information about SHN.

[5] LTVP/STP and IPA for LTVP/STP pass holders who plan to enter Singapore must obtain permission for entry from the relevant agency before they commence their journey. For more details, see section "For long-term pass holders seeking entry into Singapore" above.