Entering Singapore


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Travellers seeking to enter Singapore should comply with the prevailing Public Health as well as Entry Requirements listed below to ensure a smooth journey. Please note that this page includes all COVID-19 related requirements that were previously separately hosted on the ICA SafeTravel microsite.


Travellers must fulfil the public health requirements below to avoid tests and quarantine. Travellers who cannot meet the following public health requirements and refuse any test(s) or quarantine may be turned away from Singapore.

1a) Yellow Fever Requirements

Produce an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever, if you have visited any country/region in Africa or Latin America identified by the WHO to be at risk of Yellow Fever transmission in the past 6 days before arrival in Singapore.

Travellers must serve a 6-day quarantine on arrival if they cannot meet the requirement. Quarantine also applies to individuals aged 1 year and below or have medical contraindications to Yellow Fever vaccination.

1b) COVID-19 Requirements

Travellers born on or after 1 Jan 2010 (i.e. aged 12 and below by year of birth) are exempted from COVID-19 vaccination, testing and quarantine.

Travellers born on or before 31 Dec 2009 (i.e. aged 13 and above by year of birth) need to have taken at least the minimum dosage of the WHO EUL vaccinations listed below at least 2 weeks before arrival in Singapore and be able to show proof of vaccination, in order to enter Singapore without testing or quarantine:

  1. One dose of CanSinoBIO/Convidecia or Janssen/J&J vaccine; OR
  2. Two doses of AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Moderna/Spikevax, or Covishield vaccine administered at least 24 days apart; OR
  3. Two doses of Novavax/Covovax/Nuvaxovid, Pfizer/BioNTech/COMIRNATY, or Sinopharm vaccine, administered at least 17 days apart; OR
  4. Two doses of Sinovac vaccine, administered 13 days apart; OR
  5. Mixture of any two doses of vaccines listed in points 1-4, administered at least 17 days apart; OR
  6. Any of the vaccination combinations listed in points 1-5 and subsequently recovered from COVID-19; OR
  7. At least one dose of any WHO EUL approved vaccines listed in points 1-4, taken at least 28 days after a COVID-19 positive diagnosis 

Accepted Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Travellers must show any of the following proof of vaccination in English or translated to English, which contains personal identification details (e.g. name, date of birth, ID number) that can be matched against your passport:

If you can meet the COVID-19 vaccination criteria above, click to skip to the General Entry RequirementsIf not, please ensure you fulfil the additional COVID-19 requirements listed below.

Additional Measures for Travellers Not Fully Vaccinated with COVID-19 WHO EUL Vaccines

i) Entry Approval

Singapore citizens and Permanent residents do not need to apply for entry approval.

Short-Term Visitors and Long-Term Pass holders are generally not allowed to enter Singapore except for compelling reasons. Only the following types of travellers may seek entry approval via the respective application forms as listed. Travellers must fulfil the conditions of entry approval. Those without entry approvals will be turned away.

ii) Pre-Departure Test

Take either of the following COVID-19 tests within two days before departure:

  • COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test (PCR test)
  • Antigen Rapid Test (ART) that is administered by a trained professional, or self-administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART) remotely supervised by an approved ART provider in Singapore [service available for Singapore Citizens, PRs and Long-Term Pass Holders (including In-Principle Approval holders) only] 

The Pre-Departure Test (PDT) report showing a negative test result must be English (or accompanied by a notarised English Translation), clearly stating the traveller's name, date of test, as well as either the traveller's date of birth or passport number per the passport used to travel to Singapore.

A PDT is not required only if you tested positive for COVID-19 between 14 to 90 days before your date of departure for Singapore. You can use this tool to check if the pre-departure test can be waived, and the documentation required to prove your first infection or recovery.

iii) Stay Home Notice

You will be required to serve a 7-day Stay Home Notice (SHN) immediately upon arrival. You may only end your SHN upon completion of the 7-day SHN period, or upon receipt of a negative PCR test result, whichever is later.

You can visit the Stay Home Notice page for more details such as acceptable SHN accommodations, test arrangements, and other guides. Your Stay Home Notice sent to your e-mail will also provide instructions and requirements for you to follow.

Failure to comply with any SHN-related requirement is an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act and offenders can be fined, imprisoned, and/or have their residency/work permits revoked. 


 

2a) Immigration Requirements

To enter Singapore, travellers must meet the following immigration requirements:

i) Passport Validity

  • Have minimum 6-month passport validity if you are not a Singapore passport holder

ii) Visa

  • Short term travellers holding a passport or travel document from a visa-required country/region must apply for a Visa
  • Visa-required travellers can use the Visa-Free Transit Facility for stay of less than 96 hours in Singapore, if eligible

iii) SG Arrival Card (SGAC)

  • All travellers must fill in the SGAC declaration up to 3 days before arrival
  • Only Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass Holders who are fully vaccinated with COVID-19 WHO EUL vaccines and entering via land checkpoints do not need to fill in the SGAC

iv) Security and Immigration Processes on Arrival

  • Ensure that you do not bring prohibited items into Singapore
  • Familiarise yourself with immigration/customs clearance procedures, including whether you are eligible for automated clearance
  • Short-Term travellers should have sufficient cash and proof of onward travel (tickets, visas), and ensure that you do not stay beyond your visit pass validity. You may retrieve your e-Pass after arrival using the e-Pass Enquiry Portal or check your visit pass validity using the visit pass validity tool.
  • Visitors who wish to stay beyond the period of stay granted can apply for a visit pass extension online using the e-Service. Applications are subject to approval.

Travellers on short-term visit pass are also not permitted to engage in any business, professional or paid employment activities when in Singapore. Overstaying is also a punishable offence in Singapore.

2b) Post-arrival Advisories

Domestic COVID-19 Measures

  • Refer to MOH's FAQs on how to maintain your vaccination status in Singapore. These include:
    • Receiving a booster vaccination if you had received your last primary vaccination dose more than 270 days ago; and/or
    • Registering your vaccination status within 30 days of arrival into Singapore's National Immunisation Registry, if vaccinated overseas [Note: Construction, Marine shipyard or Process sector workers on Work Permit, Training Work Permit, S Pass, or in-principle approval of these passes, must register their vaccination status within 7 days of arrival]