3. Costs Associated with Medical Treatment and Recovery
The following groups of travellers are responsible for all costs associated with COVID-19 treatment and recovery:
- All Short-Term Pass Holders, throughout their stay in Singapore
- SCs/PRs/LTPHs who are not fully vaccinated– specifically, those aged above 12 years (i.e. born before 2010), and have not been formally certified to be medically ineligible for COVID-19 vaccines on the National Vaccination Programme
- All SCs/PRs/LTPHs who are subjected to Restricted Category* border measures and test positive or develop onset of symptoms for COVID-19 within 7 days of their arrival to Singapore, regardless of their vaccination status. (*There are currently no Restricted Category countries/regions.)
In line with the prevailing charging policy for local community cases (i.e., non-travellers), SC/PR/LTPH travellers who (i) have been fully vaccinated or (ii) are certified to be medically ineligible for COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme or (iii) are children aged 12 years and below (i.e., born in or after 2010), and are subjected to General Travel Category border measures will not be required to pay for the medical bills incurred if they require admission for COVID-19 treatment in hospitals and CTFs.
SCs and PRs may access Government subsidies, MediSave and MediShield Life/Integrated Shield Plans, where applicable. LTPHs and STVPs may tap on private insurance, if applicable. There are no subsidies available to LTPHs and STVPs and they will have to rely on their private insurance if any, to cover their medical costs.
Charges for hospitals and community facilities are billed separately. All paying patients may enquire about the relevant charges during financial counselling at the point of admission to the facility.
The cost of hospitalisation at the hospitals and/or community facilities are separate from the cost of Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) Dedicated Facilities.