Travel and Quarantine Requirements

Travel and Entry Requirements

  • All short-term visitors are not allowed entry into Singapore except for travellers who have obtained Air Travel Pass or SafeTravel Pass under the Reciprocal Green Lane arrangements from Australia (excluding Victoria State), Brunei Darussalam, Mainland China (6 regions), and New Zealand.
  • Passengers travelling with an airline whose transfer route has been approved by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will be allowed to transit in Singapore. Travellers should consult airline first.

  • All travellers, entering or transiting through Singapore including Singaporeans and permanent residents, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure and take on-arrival COVID-19 test in Singapore.
  • From 27 June 2021, pass holders aged 3 and above will be required to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR and be subjected to all tests required of travellers under the prevailing border measures.

  • All travellers 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.

  • Pre-entry approval

    • All Work pass holders, their dependents and those with In-Principle Approvals (IPAs) entering Singapore are required to obtain a pre-entry approval from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) prior to traveling to Singapore, except for work pass holders who are Malaysians or Malaysian permanent residents entering by land and have received approval under Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) scheme.

    • Work and related pass holders who arrive in Singapore without the required approval will have their passes revoked and the company's work pass privileges suspended.
    • Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holders and IPA for LTVP issued by Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) must obtain a pre-entry approval from the ICA.

    • Student’s Pass (STP) holders and IPA for STP issued by ICA must obtain a pre-entry approval from Ministry of Education (MOE). Applications must be submitted to their respective institutions, which will then forward their application to MOE.
      Pass holders who arrive in Singapore without the pre-entry approval may have their passes cancelled and barred from entry into Singapore.
  • New Entry Approval applications for pass holders from higher-risk countries/regions will no longer be accepted until further notice. Higher-risk countries/regions refer to all countries/regions, except Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and New Zealand.

  • All Long-Term pass and IPA holders with recent travel history Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka is not allowed to enter Singapore until further notice.

  • From 23 June 2021, Stay-Home Notice (SHN) period at dedicated facilities for travellers from higher-risk countries/regions is reduced from 21 days to 14 days.
  • IPA holders and pass holders with renewal applications who are unable to enter Singapore before the IPA expiry date, the employers are advised to re-apply for the work pass when the COVID-19 situation stabilizes.

Quarantine and Health Requirements

  • Must serve a 7-day or 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) either at dedicated SHN facilities arranged by the authorities or at a suitable place of residence/self-arranged hotel depending on the recent travel history. Those who are serving their SHN outside of dedicated facilities must wear an electronic monitoring device throughout the SHN period. All will take a COVID-19 test before the SHN is over.
  • From June 27, 2021, 23:59, travellers serving SHN in dedicated SHN facilities will be issued Antigen Rapid Test (ART) self-test kits and must undergo ART on the 3rd, 7th and 11th day of their arrival in Singapore.

  • For workers in Construction, Marine shipyard and Process sectors on Work Permit, Training Work Permit or S Pass (CMP workers) from high risk countries will be scheduled to take the COVID-19 PCR and serology tests at the SHN dedicated facilities within the first few days of arrival.

  • CMP workers and pass holders staying in dormitories must still stay at SHN dedicated facilities for an additional 7 days and testing regime, after completing their 14-day SHN.

  • Visitors applying to enter Singapore under the ATP and Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGLs) must have travel insurance for their COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore with a minimum coverage of SGD 30,000. Visitors can purchase the travel insurance from Singapore-based or overseas insurers.

  • Employers must buy a COVID-19 medical insurance for all Work Permit, Training Work Permit and S Pass holders before they arrive in Singapore.

    • The insurance must have a coverage of at least USD10,000 for medical expenses if the worker develops COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive within 14 days of arrival in Singapore and covers workers on work pass in-principle approvals (IPAs).

    • If the COVID-19 treatment cost for a Work Permit, Training Work Permit or S Pass holder exceeds the insurance coverage, the employer must pay the excess amount.

  • For all other pass holders (including Employment Pass holder and/or dependents), they are encouraged to buy medical insurance with the appropriate coverage before entering Singapore as they are responsible for their own medical expenses.

  • Travellers who spent the last 21 consecutive days in Australia (excluding Victoria State), Brunei Darussalam, Mainland China (excluding Guangdong province) and New Zealand before entering Singapore, and did not transit through other countries / regions will not be required to serve a Stay-Home Notice (SHN). Instead, they will undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport and must remain isolated in their accommodation in Singapore until they have obtained a negative test result.

  • Travellers departing from Singapore to China and India (Tamil Nadu State and West Bengal State of India) must take a COVID-19 PCR test before boarding. All pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test will be conducted at selected GP clinics.

Updated as at 24 June 2021

Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19, there has been constant changes in terms of work permit process, timeline, travel restrictions, quarantine period, medical tests as well as insurance requirements etc. All these requirements can change by the respective authorities in both country of work and candidate’s home country from time to time. The process, timeline and costs that Innovare provides is a guideline and is subject to change if any process is being changed. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure its accuracy at the time of communication, Innovare cannot guarantee nor be liable for such change in timeline or costs arising from any pandemic related factors so please take note of the potentially volatile situation during this period.