[Updated 24 August 2022]

Since its launch on 1 April 2022, the Vaccinated Travel Framework has allowed all fully vaccinated travellers to enter Singapore without serving a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or applying for entry approvals. 

All countries/regions are currently classified under the General Travel or the Restricted Category and accorded border measures by individual travellers’ vaccination status. All countries/regions are classified under General Travel Category with no countries under the Restricted Category. This will be adjusted according to any developments to the local and global COVID-19 situation.

Travellers who tested positive for COVID-19 should defer their travel plans to Singapore and not board commercial flights or ferries, as they may infect fellow passengers and crew. They should only resume their travel after testing negative, at least 72 hours from the time they first tested positive.1

 

Or on Day 7 for vaccinated persons (and children below 12 years old) if they continue to test positive. Non-fully vaccinated persons aged 12 years and above should only resume travel on Day 14 if they continue to test positive.

 

Updates on Border Measures for General Travel Category

[Updated] From 28 August 2022 2359 hours, all non-fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to undergo a 7-day SHN and take a Polymerase Chain Reaction COVID-19 test at the end of their SHN period. They are still required to take a PDT within 2 days before departure for Singapore2 and test negative before departing for Singapore.

Removal of Pre-Departure Test (PDT) Requirements

Under the framework, fully vaccinated travellers and non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below are permitted to enter Singapore, without entry approvals or taking Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) transport. Meanwhile, those arriving via land checkpoints are not required to take pre-departure or on-arrival COVID-19 tests. 

From 26 April 2022 0001 hours, all fully vaccinated travellers and non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below arriving via air or sea checkpoints will no longer be required to take a PDT before departing for Singapore1. This means that fully vaccinated travellers and those who are well will not require any tests to enter Singapore.

Removal of entry approval requirements

[Updated] From 28 August 2022 2359 hours, non-fully vaccinated Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPHs) and Short-Term Visitors (STVs) aged 13 and above are no longer required to apply for entry approval to enter Singapore.

LTPHs will continue to be required to meet all Vaccinated-Differentiated SMMs (VDS) requirements after their arrival in Singapore due to their longer length of stay. STVs are required to purchase COVID-19 travel insurance to cover the duration of their stay in Singapore.

In addition, from 1 May 2022, fully vaccinated non-Malaysian Work Permit Holders no longer need to apply for entry approvals to enter Singapore. Non-Malaysian Work Permit Holders (WPHs) holding an In-Principle Approval (IPA) in the Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process (CMP) sectors no longer need to apply for entry approvals. Instead, they will need to book a slot at the Onboard centre to undergo onboarding upon arrival. Please refer to MOM website for details. 

A summary of the border measures for the General Travel Category and the Restricted Category under the Vaccination Travel Framework is found in the table below. Travellers are strongly advised to check the SafeTravel website for the latest border measures before entering Singapore.

  

 


 

For arrivals from 28 August 2022, 2359 hours

General Travel Category   

Restricted Category%

Fully vaccinated Travellers (Air/Sea)

Non-fully vaccinated Travellers$

Countries / Regions

All countries/regions

 

Nil

Border Health Measures^

-

 1. Pre-Departure Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test, professionally administered Antigen-Rapid Test (ART) or ARTs supervised by licensed Singapore providers (including remotely supervised ARTs&) within 2 days before departure for Singapore

1. Pre-Departure PCR Test within 2 days before departure for Singapore

 

-

-  2. On-Arrival PCR Test

-

-

3. 7-day SHN at dedicated SHN facility@

From 1 May 2022, non-Malaysian WPHs holding an IPA will need to undergo a two-day Pre-Departure Preparatory Programme (PDPP), if PDPP is available in their source countries (currently Bangladesh, India and Myanmar), before entering Singapore. More details of the PDPP and the list of PDPP providers can be found here.  

The following PDTs are accepted: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, professionally administered Antigen-Rapid Test (ART) or ARTs supervised by licensed Singapore providers (including remotely supervised ARTs). Please refer to https://go.gov.sg/remote-art-overseas-sg for a list of approved remotely supervised ART PDT providers.

Non-fully vaccinated LTPHs aged 13 – 17 years entering Singapore should complete the full vaccination regime after arriving in Singapore.

$ Non-fully vaccinated Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPHs) and Short-Term Visitors (STVs) aged 13 and above are now allowed to enter Singapore. LTPHs will continue to be required to fulfil vaccination requirements after their arrival in Singapore due to their longer length of stay.

% Travellers are subjected to Restricted Category border measures regardless of vaccination status if their 7-day travel history includes Restricted Category countries/ regions. 

^There may be administrative, health, and vaccination requirements that are in addition or differ from the measures above. Check SafeTravel website for details.

& Refer to go.gov.sg/remote-art-overseas-sg for a list of approved remotely supervised ART PDT providers, and the travellers and countries/regions that this service applies to.

@ The charges for 7-day SHN at a dedicated SHN facility currently amount to $1,015.

+ Travellers will be notified of their test appointment closer to the date of their exit PCR test.

Remote supervised ART services for Pre-Departure Test (PDT)

All travellers1, except short-term visitors, flying into Singapore from any country can now fulfil their PDT requirements through remotely supervised ART by approved licensed providers in Singapore.

Travellers who wish to use this service should book their slots early with these providers via their respective websites and bring along approved ART kits from Singapore for their remotely supervised ART. 

Visit go.gov.sg/remote-art-overseas-sg for more information on the list of approved remotely supervised ART PDT providers.

1Singapore Citizens (SCs), Permanent Residents (PRs), Work Pass Holders and other LTPHs

Updates to charging policies for vaccinated travellers

With the introduction of the Vaccinated Travel Framework, the charging policies will be streamlined for SCs/PRs/LTPH travellers, if they develop onset of symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 upon their return to Singapore.

Patients who are required to pay for their medical bills may continue to tap on their regular healthcare financing arrangements to help pay for their bills.

There is no change to the charging policy for all Short-Term Pass Holders– the individual remains responsible for any COVID-19 medical bill incurred, throughout their stay in Singapore. 

A summary of updated charging policies is as follows:

    Fully vaccinated2 Travellers Non-fully vaccinated Travellers 
General Travel Category 
If they develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of their return to Singapore
  • Not required to pay for medical bills incurred for COVID-19 treatment in hospitals and CTFs, as per prevailing charging policy for treatment of local community COVID-19 cases
 
  • Required to pay for medical bills incurred for COVID-19 treatment in hospitals and CTFs, as per prevailing charging policy for unvaccinated individuals who contracted COVID-19 in the community
 
Restricted Category
If they develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 within 7 days of their return to Singapore 
  •  Required to pay for medical bills in hospitals and dedicated COVID-19 treatment and recovery facilities
 
2This includes those who have been medically exempted from COVID-19 vaccination, and children aged 12 years and below (based on year of birth).
 

For more information, refer to MOH's latest press release.

 
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