[Updated 11 March 2022]

As Singapore’s COVID-19 incidence rate is now comparable with most overseas destinations and imported cases are unlikely to affect the trajectory of local cases, Singapore will continue to work towards Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) free travel for all fully vaccinated travellers. This will be done by streamlining Country/Region classification and border measures and restoring and expanding the Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs).

Streamlining of Country/Region Classification and Border Measures

The existing Categories II, III, and IV will be combined into a single General Travel category. Fully vaccinated travellers arriving via VTL arrangements can continue to enjoy quarantine-free border measures. All travellers from Category I countries/regions, which have very low infection rates, will also continue to enjoy quarantine-free travel arrangements for now. A new “Restricted” category will be created for countries/regions with developing COVID-19 situations that warrant stricter border measures imposed on arrivals.

Additionally, from 21 February 2022, travel history requirements for entry into Singapore will be reduced from 14 to 7 days. The SHN duration will be standardised to 7 days across all country/region categories in view of Omicron variant’s shorter incubation period.

[Updated] Testing requirements for travellers

From 14 March 2359 hours, General Category (Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) and Category I travellers would only be required to take an unsupervised self-swab Antigen Rapid Test (ART) within 24 hours of entry into Singapore. This replaces the previous requirement for a supervised self-swab ART. Travellers are required to report their unsupervised self-swab ART test result via sync.gov.sg1 before proceeding with their activities in Singapore.

All travellers entering or transiting through Singapore must still undergo a Pre-Departure Test within 2 days of their departure for Singapore and obtain a negative result. 

Facilitating travel for recently-recovered travellers

Fully vaccinated individuals who recently recovered from COVID-19 (i.e. within 90 days of their last infection) have a high level of immunity through their recent COVID-19 infection and vaccination, and the likelihood of reinfection is low. As such, from 23 January 2022, 2359 hours, such travellers arriving in Singapore will be exempted from all testing and SHN requirements if they are able to provide documentary proof.

For non-fully vaccinated travellers who recently recovered, they will be exempted from pre-departure testing requirements if they can provide the necessary documents, but will still be subjected to all other prevailing border measures.

Entry requirements for Long Term Pass Holders

Vaccinated Long-Term Pass Holders (except Work Permit holders) will no longer have to obtain a Vaccinated Travel Pass or an Entry Approval to enter Singapore. They will still need to adhere to border health measures on entry.

Restoring and expanding VTLs

Travellers are advised to visit the SafeTravel 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 into Singapore. A summary of the changes can be found in the table below:

 


 

Summary of Country/Region Classification for Recent 7-day Travel History (for entry into Singapore from 14 March 2022, 2359 hours)

 

Low-Infection   Category I

 
General Travel (Category II/III/IV) 
 

Restricted

 

VTL

 Non-VTL

Countries / Regions

Macao, Mainland China and Taiwan

Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Maldives, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Qatar, the Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States   

 

All other Countries or Regions 

Nil

Border Health Measures 

1. Pre-Departure Antigen-Rapid Test (ART) or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test within 2 days before departure for Singapore

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

 

2. Unsupervised Self Swab (USS) ART within 24 hours of entry

 

 -  2. On-Arrival PCR Test 

-


 

3. 7-day SHN at declared place of accommodation

3. 7-day SHN at dedicated SHN facility

            -             

 

 4. SHN exit PCR test

 

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

[1] Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPHs) with Singpass accounts should log into Sync using Singpass to submit their results. LTPHs and Short-Term Visitors (STVs) without Singpass accounts should log into Sync using their passport number, date of birth and nationality.

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