• Adjustments have been made to the classification of countries/region and their corresponding border measures.
  • Extending Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) to 8 more Category II countries/regions from 19 October 2021
  • Joint VTLs with Republic of Korea to facilitate travelling between the two countries will commence from 15 November 2021

Changes to the classification of countries/regions and border measures

Based on the COVID-19 situation in various countries, here is the latest classification for each of the 4 categories, can be found on the SafeTravel website. These changes will be effective from 12 October 2021, 2359 hours.

Travellers are advised to visit the website to check the latest border measures for their associated country or region; and be prepared to be subjected to the prevailing border measures upon entry.

Summary of Country/Region Classification for Recent 14-day Travel History*

(for arrival from 12 October 2021, 2359 hours)

Category I

Category II

Category III

Category IV

Countries / Regions

Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China and Taiwan

Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vatican City

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, and Slovenia

All other Countries/ Regions**

Border Measure^

On-Arrival Test

1. Pre-Departure PCR Test within 48 hours

2. On-Arrival PCR Test

3. 7-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at declared place of accommodation

4. Day 7 SHN exit Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test

3. 10-day SHN at dedicated SHN facility@ or declared place of accommodation (if criteria fulfilled)

3. 10-day SHN at dedicated SHN facility@

4. Day 3 and 7 Antigen-Rapid Test (ART) self-swab test#

5. Day 10 SHN exit PCR test

^ Countries/Regions may have vaccination-differentiated border measures. Please check the SafeTravel website for details.

@ The charges for 10-day SHN at dedicated SHN facility is $1,450.

* 14-day travel history includes countries/regions whereby the traveller transits en route to Singapore, and also the time spent in Singapore by the traveller before embarking on the overseas travel (if any).

** All long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with travel or transit history to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are still not allowed to enter Singapore, as per MOH’s press releases on 22 and 30 Apr 2021.

# Every traveller aged 3 and above (in the calendar year) who is serving SHN will have to pay $20 (inclusive of GST) for 2 ART kits. ART swabbing is required for travellers serving SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.

 

Conditions for Category III travellers opting out of serving SHN in dedicated SHN facilities

For Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs), applications must be made three days prior to arrival via the SafeTravel website. Travellers who are not SCs or PRs and who have travel history in Category III countries may apply to opt out as part of the entry application process for arrivals from 12 October 2021, 2359 hrs onwards. All travellers must receive their approval to opt out and present the approval documents upon arrival in Singapore, in order to qualify for the arrangements.

All travellers who successfully opt out must always remain in their declared place of residence/ accommodation and must don an electronic monitoring device throughout their SHN period. Action will be taken against those who breach their SHN requirements or make false declarations. Travellers must take private transport6 to their declared place of residence/accommodation, and are strictly prohibited from taking public transport, e.g. public bus/train or street-hailed taxis.

 

Extending Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs)

From 19 October 2021, VTLs will be extended to eight more Category II countries/regions for entry into Singapore:

  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom, and
  • the United States

 

Applications for short-term visitors and Long-Term Pass Holders from these countries/regions will commence on 12 October 2021 for travel into Singapore from 19 October 2021.

In addition, VTLs for travel between Singapore and Republic of Korea (ROK) will be jointly launched from 15 November 2021. The application for the VTP for Short Term Visitors and Long-Term Pass Holders will commence on 8 November 2021. Returning Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who are vaccinated will not need to apply for the VTP to travel under the VTLs.

 

Changes to VTL testing regime

All travellers entering Singapore under the VTLs from 19 October 2021 will only be required to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours before departure to Singapore and undergo an on-arrival PCR test upon arriving in Singapore. They will not be required to undergo additional PCR tests on Days 3 and 7 of their stay in Singapore.

 

For more information, please refer to MOH’s press release.


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