Short-term visitors may enter Singapore via:
- Air Travel Pass; or
- SafeTravel Pass under the Green/ Fast lane arrangements.
For more information on Air Travel Pass and Green /Fast lane arrangements, view the section "International Safe Travel Passes for Work, Business and Social Visits to Singapore" below.
Permission for entry into Singapore
All other short-term visitors are not allowed entry into Singapore at the moment, except for the following categories who will need to submit an application for entry into Singapore:
- An immediate family member or relative of a Singapore Citizen or a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR);
- A spouse-to-be of a Singapore Citizen or a Singapore PR; or
- A non-resident who has extenuating reasons to enter Singapore (e.g. death of a family member in Singapore).
If you arrive in Singapore without the Air Travel Pass/ SafeTravel Pass or the approval letter of entry, you will be refused entry and will have to bear the cost for the flight out of Singapore.
Resumption of visa requirements for entry into Singapore
ICA will resume the issuance of new visas from 18 October 2020, 2359 hours. Short-term visitors who require a visa to enter Singapore can apply for visas through a local contact, Singapore Overseas Mission, or authorised visa agent.
Visitors who had already been issued with visas which are still valid, as well as those who are eligible for the visa-free transit facility, do not need to re-apply/ apply.
Possession of a valid visa alone does not guarantee entry into Singapore. All short-term visitors must still seek prior approval via appropriate COVID-19 travel channels (e.g. obtain a Safe Travel Pass under Green/Fast Lane arrangements, or Air Travel Pass) before they can enter Singapore.
COVID-19 Test before departing for Singapore
All Short-Term visitors with recent travel history to the following countries/places within the last 14 days prior to entry will be required to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure. These travellers will need to present a valid
negative COVID-19 test result as a condition of approval to enter Singapore.
This requirement will apply on top of the existing requirements of a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities and a negative COVID-19 test before
the end of their SHN.
*With effect from 19 October 2020, 2359 hours
Submission of Health Declaration
Short-Term visitors will need to submit a health declaration within 3 days prior to the date of arrival. The health declaration can be submitted via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service.
The duration of stay in Singapore will be stated on the visit pass endorsed by the officers at the immigration checkpoints.
For procedures upon arriving in Singapore, including Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requirements, please click the icons below.