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Find past updates on border control measures related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) situation in Singapore below. For the latest updates, please click here.


September 2020
Past Updates: August 2020
Past updates: July 2020

Date Title
26 Jul 2020 Joint Press Statement by H.E. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore and YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
24 Jul 2020 Best Practices for Singapore-Registered Ships to Minimise Risk of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) On Board- Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) 
23 Jul 2020 MFA Spokesperson's Comments in Response to Media Queries on Japan's Announcement to Discuss the Resumption of Essential Travel with Singapore - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
17 Jul 2020 Remarks by Minister Lawrence Wong, Co-Chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on COVID-19, at the Press Conference on COVID-19 at National Press Centre - Ministry of National Development (MND)
17 Jul 2020 Remarks by Minister Lawrence Wong, Co-Chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on COVID-19, at the Press Conference on COVID-19 at National Press Centre - Ministry of National Development (MND)
17 Jul 2020 Keeping Our Guard Up to Avoid Resurgence of Cases - Ministry of Health (MOH)
15 Jul 2020 [Updated] Health Advisory for Persons issued Stay-Home Notice (SHN) - Ministry of Health (MOH)
14 Jul 2020 [Updated] Advisory on COVID-19 for Visitors and Tourism Businesses - Singapore Tourism Board (STB)
14 Jul 2020 Joint Press Statement by YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia and H.E. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore  - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
13 Jul 2020 12 Foreigners Deported for Non-Compliance with Safe Distancing Measures - Singapore Police Force (SPF) ad Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
7 Jul 2020 Controlling the Infection in Phase Two of Re-Opening - Ministry of Health (MOH)
5 Jul 2020 (Updated) Advisory for Persons Issued Stay-Home Notice _ Ministry of Health (MOH)
3 Jul 2020 MFA Spokesperson’s Comments on Resumption of Tourism to Indonesia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
2 Jul 2020 Continued Vigilance needed with Re-opening - Ministry of Health (MOH)

Past updates: June 2020

Date Title
30 Jun 2020 Five Singaporeans To Be Charged On 30 June 2020 After Breaching Their Stay-Home Notice Requirements
27 Jun 2020 Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's Telephone Call with Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, 26 June 2020 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
25 Jun 2020 (Updated) MOH Health Advisory for Persons Issued Stay-Home Notice - Ministry of Health (MOH)
20 Jun 2020 MFA Spokesperson's Comments in response to Media Queries on Malaysia's Proposal to Lift Border Restrictions Between Singapore and Malaysia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
18 Jun 2020 Phase Two Re-opening: Updated Requirements and Measures for Port of Singapore and Singapore-registered ships - Maritime and Port Authority (MPA)
17 Jun 2020 775 More Cases Discharged, 247 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed - Ministry of Health (MOH)
15 Jun 2020 Gradual Re-opening of Travel and Changes to Border Measures - Ministry of Health (MOH)
12 Jun 2020 4000 Approved Crew Change Cases in Singapore during COVID-19 Period - Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
10 Jun 2020 Singaporean Woman To Be Charged On 10 June 2020 After Breaching Her Stay-Home Notice Requirements
8 Jun 2020 Press Statement on Malaysia’s Proposal to Resume Cross-Border Travel - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
4 Jun 2020 Parliamentary Question and Answer - Post Circuit Breaker Measures
3 Jun 2020 Joint Press Statement by MInistry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Trade and Industry on the Singapore-China Fast Lane for Essential Travel - MInistry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)

Past updates: April 2020

Date Title
29 Apr 2020 Singaporean Man To Be Charged After Breaching Stay-Home Notice
26 Apr 2020 British National Deported For Falsely Declaring His Travel History At The Family Justice Courts
20 Apr 2020 Two Singapore Citizens And One Foreigner To Be Charged After Breaching Their Stay-Home Notices (SHN)
16 Apr 2020 Man To Be Charged After Breaching Stay-Home Notice (SHN)
15 Apr 2020 Amendments to the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures)(Control Orders) Regulations 2020 - Ministry of Health (MOH)
11 Apr 2020 ICA Statement On Confirmed Covid-19 Cases Involving Three ICA Officers And Two Healthcare And Security Service Providers At ICA Building
10 Apr 2020 Closure Of ICA Building For Disinfection
10 Apr 2020 Amendments to the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures)(Control Orders) Regulations 2020 - Ministry of Health (MOH)
8 Apr 2020 Expansion of the Enhanced Stay-Home Notice Requirements to All Countries - Ministry of Health (MOH)
8 Apr 2020 COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Measures) Regulations 2020 Come Into Force on 8 April - Ministry of Health (MOH)
7 Apr 2020 Two Singapore Citizens Charged After Breaching Stay-Home Notice
5 Apr 2020 Implementation Of Elevated Safe Distancing Measures – Public To Use ICA E-Services; Over-The-Counter Services By Appointment And For Urgent Cases Only
4 Apr 2020 Expansion of Enhanced Stay-Home Notice Requirements to More Countries - Ministry of Health (MOH)
4 Apr 2020 Public Services Remain Accessible Amidst Elevated Safe Distancing Measures - Public Service Division (PSD)
3 Apr 2020 Circuit Breaker to Minimise Further Spread of COVID-19 - Ministry of Health (MOH)

Archives: January - March 2020

March 2020

Date Title
29 Mar 2020 Singapore Citizen’s Passport Cancelled, Investigated For Possible Offences For Breaching Stay-Home Notice Requirements
28 Mar 2020 Entry Approval Required For All Long-Term Pass Holders
27 Mar 2020 Response To Media Queries On SHN Start Date And Safe Distancing At Airport
27 Mar 2020 Response To Media Queries On Singapore Residents Returning From US And UK
26 Mar 2020 Follow-up Response To Media Queries On Man Breaching SHN Requirements To Eat Bak Kut Teh
25 Mar 2020 Travellers Arriving In Singapore Will Receive Advance Notification Of Stay-Home Notice Requirements
25 Mar 2020 Response To Media Queries On Man Breaching SHN Requirements To Eat Bak Kut Teh
25 Mar 2020 Singapore Permanent Resident Failed To Declare Recent Travel History To Indonesia
25 Mar 2020 MOM Entry Approval and Stay-Home Notice Requirements for Work Pass Holders from Malaysia - Ministry of Health (MOH)
25 Mar 2020 Ministerial Statement by Minister Lawrence Wong on Update on Whole-of-Government Response to COVID-19
25 Mar 2020 Response To Media Queries On Stay-Home Notices
24 Mar 2020 Tighter Measures to Minimise Further Spread of COVID-19 - Ministry of Health (MOH)
23 Mar 2020 All Travellers Arriving In Singapore From 27 March 2020, 0900 Hours, Must Submit Health Declaration Via The SG Arrival Card E-Service
22 Mar 2020 Additional Border Control Measures to Reduce Further Importation of COVID-19 Cases - Ministry of Health (MOH)
21 Mar 2020 89 Work Passes Revoked for Breach of Entry Approval and Stay-Home Notice Requirements - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
21 Mar 2020 Public Sector Implements Safe Distancing Measures Across the Board to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19 Cases - Public Service Division (PSD)
20 Mar 2020 Response To Media Queries On The Number Of Travellers Entering and Departing Singapore
18 Mar 2020 MOM Entry Approval and Stay-Home Notices Now Covers All New and Existing Work Pass Holders - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
18 Mar 2020 Additional Measures for Travellers to Reduce Further Importation of COVID-19 Cases - Ministry of Health (MOH)
16 Mar 2020 Health Clearance Requirements for Entry to Singapore in view of COVID-19 Situation - Ministry of Health (MOH)
15 Mar 2020 MOM Entry Approval and Stay-Home Notices Extended to ASEAN Countries, Japan, Switzerland and the United Kingdom - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
15 Mar 2020 Entry Approval and Stay-Home Notice Requirements for all New and Returning Foreign Domestic Workers - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
15 Mar 2020 Additional Precautionary Measures to Prevent Further Importation of COVID-19 Cases - Ministry of Health (MOH)
13 Mar 2020 Additional Precautionary Measures to Prevent Further Importation and Spread of COVID-19 Cases - Ministry of Health (MOH)
11 Mar 2020 Response To Media Queries On ICA’s Enforcement To Ensure Compliance With SHN
5 Mar 2020 Response To Media Queries On Travellers Refused Entry Since 4 March 2020, 2359hrs
4 Mar 2020 Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from affected areas in response to increase in cases of COVID-19 - Ministry of Manpower (MOM) [Updated 23 Mar 2020]
3 Mar 2020 MOM Entry Approval and Stay-Home Notices Extended to More Countries - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
3 Mar 2020 Additional Precautionary Measures in Response to Escalating Global Situation - Ministry of Health (MOH)
3 Mar 2020 Response To Media Queries On Number Of Stay-Home Notices Issued (as of 3 March 2020)

February 2020

Date Title
26 Feb 2020 Response To Media Queries On Number Of Stay-Home Notices Issued (as of 26 February 2020)
26 Feb 2020 Singapore Permanent Resident Breached Stay-Home Notice Requirements; Loses Singapore Permanent Residence Status And Will Be Barred From Re-Entering Singapore
26 Feb 2020 First Meeting Of The Singapore-Malaysia Joint Working Group For COVID-19 - Ministry of Health (MOH)
25 Feb 2020 Entry Approval Requirement for Employers with Work Pass Holders with Travel History to Daegu City and Cheongdo County - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
25 Feb 2020 Additional Precautionary Measures In Response To Escalating Situation In Daegu Aand Cheongdo - Ministry of Health (MOH)
23 Feb 2020 Public Health Travel Advisory In Response To Cases Of COVID-19 In Republic Of Korea - Ministry of Health (MOH)
20 Feb 2020 Response To Media Queries On Number Of Stay-Home Notices Issued
18 Feb 2020 Health Advisory for Persons issued Stay-Home Notice (SHN) - Ministry of Health (MOH)
17 Feb 2020 Implementation of New Stay-Home Notice - Ministry of Health (MOH)
13 Feb 2020 Two Work Passes Revoked for Re-Entry into Singapore Without Prior Approval - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
7 Feb 2020 New Requirements for Employers Who Have Work Pass Holders With Travel History to Mainland China Entering or Returning to Singapore - Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
2 Feb 2020 Response to Media Queries On Travellers Refused Entry Since 1 February 2020, 2359hrs
1 Feb 2020 Response To Media Queries On Extension Of Social Visit Pass For Chinese Nationals In Singapore

January 2020

Date Title
31 Jan 2020 Extension Of Precautionary Measures To Minimise Risk Of Community Spread In Singapore - Ministry of Health (MOH)
31 Jan 2020 Response To Media Queries On Donning Of Masks For ICA Officers
28 Jan 2020 Additional Precautionary Measures To Minimise Risk Of Community Spread In Singapore - Ministry of Health (MOH)
27 Jan 2020 Referral Of Chinese Nationals With Passports Issued In Hubei Province To Health Screening Stations At Airports
25 Jan 2020 Clarification That Travellers From Wuhan Were Denied Entry Into Singapore
24 Jan 2020 Temperature Screening at Sea Checkpoints - Maritime and Port Authority
24 Jan 2020 Temperature Screening To Be Implemented At The Land Checkpoints From 24 January 2020
23 Jan 2020 MOH Updates Public Health Travel Advisory in Response to Cases of Novel Coronavirus in China - Ministry of Health (MOH)
22 Jan 2020 MOH issues Public Health Travel Advisory in response to cases of Novel Coronavirus in China - Ministry of Health (MOH)
21 Jan 2020 Additional Precautionary Measures in Response to Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia in China - Ministry of Health (MOH)
20 Jan 2020 MOH Steps Up Precautionary Measures in Response to Increase In Cases of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia in Wuhan - Ministry of Health (MOH)
2 Jan 2020 Precautionary Measures In Response To Severe Pneumonia Cases in Wuhan, China - Ministry of Health (MOH)