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Covid Entry Regulations Singapore
Currently, entry is largely limited to Singapore citizens and permanent residents. Short term tourist visits from
Australia, Brunei, Mainland China, New Zealand, Taiwan and Vietnam are now allowed, subject to securing an Air
Travel Pass and taking a PCR test on arrival. Business travelers from these countries, as well as Indonesia and
Japan can also enter under the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) scheme, but are subject to tight restrictions.
Until February 1, travelers from Germany, Malaysia and South Korea were part of the RGL program. Following
upticks in cases in those three countries, Singapore has indefinitely suspended the green lanes with them for at
least three months. Visitors who have already been approved to use the RGL will still be able to travel back and
forth as long as they test negative, but no new applications will be accepted.
Singapore nationals and permanent residents are allowed to enter, but must have proof of a negative PCR test
taken within 72 hours of departure and spend 14 days in quarantine after being served a stay-home notice (SHN)
on arrival. This can be undertaken in a dedicated SHN facility, or at their place of residence. However, those who
opt for the latter must wear an electronic monitoring device for 14 days and will be subject to checks, including random visits, calls and text messages. Details including ID card or passport number must be shared in order to confirm identity. A further PCR test must be taken and come back negative before being allowed out into the community.
Those traveling from countries with an Air Travel Pass agreement must apply for entry here between seven and 30
days before departure and submit health details and all travel movements over the previous 14 days via a
SGArrivalCard. They must also download the Trace Together app to their mobile device and pay for an on-arrival
PCR test, at a cost of SGD$196 (US $148). This applies to all travelers aged six and over. Passengers must also
secure non-residential accommodation for 48 hours while awaiting their results.
As of January 24, anyone entering Singapore for any reason will get a rapid Covid-19 test upon arriving at the
airport. And as of January 31, all travelers will have to prove they have travel insurance that can cover at least
$30,000 in expenses if necessary.
Business travelers using the Reciprocal Green Lane and working for Singapore-based companies are subject to the
same rules and must be staying at a non-residential address. They must also give authorities an itinerary for the
entire length of their stay.
Due to concern about the new coronavirus variant, travelers from the UK or South Africa now have to quarantine for 21 days. However, they can split this up, spending the first two weeks in a government-approved facility and the last week at home.
The much-awaited Connect@Changi, a purpose-built bubble facility built at Changi Airport's Expo Hall, opened on
February 19. The unique space provides places for people to meet in socially distanced pods and is intended as a
way for high-value business travelers to come to the country safely, without leaving the airport for the duration of
*Note : The above fees are subject to changes. Last updated on 23rd Feb 2021.