Covid-19 Travel Restrictions in Singapore
Except for those with prior government approval, Singapore has limited the entry of all foreign nationals. A 7 days SHN (Stay-Home-Notice), or no SHN from September 1, will be given to travelers with permission from low-risk countries.
Both short-term tourists who are not residents of Singapore, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, or Long-Term Pass Holders (including holders of Work Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass, and Long-Term Visit Pass) have limited entry and transit to Singapore. Travelers entering Singapore will be checked for COVID-19 and must also be self-isolated at a designated Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) facility for $2000 for 14 days; all these expenses are paid by travelers. Travelers may not be able to leave their rooms during the quarantine, and smoking will not be able in the facilities. The legislation allows all those over 12 years of age who are in-home quarantine from August 11 onwards to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The 14-day limit, even if travelers wish to leave Singapore, cannot be shortened.
A Stay-Home Notice (SHN) is not required for travelers with an Air Travel Pass approval entering Singapore who has stayed in either Brunei or New Zealand for the last 14 consecutive days prior to their entry but will still be subject to the COVID-19 test upon arrival. They will resume their activities in Singapore if the test is negative.
For travelers entering Singapore with an Air Travel Pass approval who have spent the previous 2 consecutive weeks in Australia (excluding Victoria), Mainland China, Macao, South Korea, Taiwan, or Vietnam and who are permitted to serve their SHN at their place of residence, the SHN period will be shortened from 2 weeks to 7 days and will be subject to a COVID-19 examination at the end of their SHN. In-Principle Long-Term Visit Pass and Long-Term Visit Pass Permission holders issued by ICA also require an ICA Approved Letter of Entry (ALE). An ALE from the MOE is also required for Student Pass holders and Student Pass In-Principle Approval holders. Fresh and current job pass holders are only permitted to join Singapore with prior permission from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Upon check-in and before boarding, they are expected to show the MOM’s approval letter to airline employees, as well as to ICA officers at the immigration checkpoint upon their arrival in Singapore. The country may still be visited by short-term visitors with an ALE from ICA, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), or MOH. However, upon arrival, they will also be subject to health screening. Getting an ALE does not guarantee entry into Singapore with a Visit Pass. Prospective short-term visitors requesting admission to Singapore must apply at https:/safetravel.ica.gov.sg/. For a ‘SafeTravel Pass’ in advance. Entry through the Ministry of Health can be sought by spouses or children of Singapore residents or people who need to visit Singapore because of extenuating circumstances.
A health declaration must be submitted to all travelers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Pass holders (LTP) via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service at https:/eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard or via the mobile app. Airlines are requested to notify passengers at the time of check-in and before boarding, as well as on the flight, prior to their arrival in Singapore, to apply their health declaration through the SGAC e-Service. The paper-based boarding / disembarking card has been discontinued and is no longer circulated to Singapore by airlines.