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Travel Advisories and Restrictions

Many countries/ places have imposed border controls and health requirement measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. These measures may result in cancellations and reductions in flight/ ferry frequency. Travellers are advised to check with the transport operators to ensure that the routes are still operating prior to departing for the airport/ ferry terminal.


Singapore Residents (Singapore citizens & permanent residents)

Submission of Health Declaration

Singapore residents are not required to obtain any approvals to return to Singapore. However, they are required 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.

For more information on the measures that residents are subjected to upon return to Singapore, please click the icons below.

Arrival in Singapore   SHN and COVID-19 Test


Long-Term Pass / In-Principle Approval Holders

Permission for entry into Singapore

Long-Term pass and In-Principle Approval (IPA) holders must obtain permission for entry from the relevant agencies before they travel to Singapore.

Pass Type Holders Agency

Long-Term Visit Pass* (LTVP) and IPA for LTVP (issued by ICA)

*Including Dependant's Pass Holder

ICA's permission must be obtained by submitting an application for entry into Singapore.

Student's Pass (STP) and IPA for STP (issued by ICA)

Ministry of Education (MOE)'s permission must be obtained by submitting their applications to their respective institutions, which will then forward their application to MOE.

Work Pass* and IPA for Work Pass (issued by MOM)

*Including Dependant’s Pass and MOM-issued LTVP

Ministry of Manpower (MOM)’s permission must be obtained by the employers or sponsors by submitting the request here.

Those issued with LTVPs by ICA and have Letters of Consent or Pre-Approved Letter of Consent (LOC/PLOC) issued by MOM, will still need ICA's approval of entry.

Holders of LTVPs issued by MOM such as common-law spouses, step-children, handicapped children or parents of an Employment Pass or S pass holder will have to obtain MOM’s approval for entry.

Work Pass holders who are Malaysian citizens/permanent residents may also consider entering Singapore under the Periodic Commuting Arrangement available for application on the SafeTravel website.

Travellers who fail to comply with the requirements may have their passes cancelled and barred from entry into Singapore.

If permission is granted, applicants will be issued an approval letter of entry. They must produce this letter to airline staff upon check-in at the departure airport, and to the ICA officer at the checkpoint upon arrival in Singapore.

COVID-19 Test before departing for Singapore

All Long-Term pass and IPA holders 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.

  • Philippines*
  • Indonesia*
  • India

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

All Long-Term Pass and IPA holders are required 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.

For procedures upon arriving in Singapore, including Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requirements, please click the icons below.

Arrival in Singapore   SHN and COVID-19 Test


Short-Term Visitors

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.

  • Philippines*
  • Indonesia*
  • India

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.

Arrival in Singapore   SHN and COVID-19 Test


International Safe Travel Passes for Work, Business and Social Visits to Singapore

For detailed information on the types of International Safe Travel Passes available as well as their corresponding application processes and conditions, please refer to the SafeTravel website. A summary of the passes available can be found below.

Air Travel Pass 

Travellers travelling from the following countries can visit Singapore on a short-term basis if they qualify for an Air Travel Pass.

  • Australia (excluding Victoria state)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • New Zealand
  • Vietnam

Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) Pass

The Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) is a travel scheme to facilitate periodic work and business-related travel between Singapore and Malaysia. Singapore and Malaysia work pass holders must hold a valid work and PCA Pass issued by their country of work. They are required to remain in their country of work for at least 3 consecutive months before they are eligible to return to Singapore or Malaysia for short-term home leave.

SafeTravel Pass 

Official and business travellers from the following countries/ regions will be permitted to travel to Singapore using a SafeTravel Pass. Applications for a SafeTravel Pass must be sponsored by a company or government agency in Singapore.

  • People’s Republic of China, but restricted to six Chinese provinces and municipalities (Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang)
  • Malaysia
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Republic of Korea
  • Japan

Submission of Health Declaration

Approved applicants are required 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.


Transiting in Singapore

As announced by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, only passengers travelling with an airline whose transfer route has been approved will be allowed to transit/transfer at Changi Airport. Travellers should contact their airline directly or refer here for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

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