Singapore officials ease international COVID-19-related entry requirements for all travelers beginning Aug. 29. Effective the same date and time, non-fully-vaccinated long-term pass holders and short-term visitors will no longer need to apply for entry approval to enter Singapore.
In view of the “improving local and global COVID-19 situation”, Singapore will be making a series of adjustments to its Vaccinated Travel Framework, as announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on Wednesday (24 August 2022).
- All non-fully-vaccinated travellers entering Singapore from 28 August 2022, 2359 hours will no longer be required to undergo a seven-day SHN upon arrival, nor be subject to an exit-SHN polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. However, they will continue to be required to test negative on a pre-departure test within two days before departing for Singapore. Non-fully-vaccinated short-term visitors (STVs) will also continue to be required to purchase COVID-19 travel insurance to cover the duration of their stay in Singapore.
- Currently, non-fully-vaccinated long-term pass holders (LTPHs) and STVs aged 13 and above are required to apply for entry approval to enter Singapore. This requirement will be lifted from 28 August 2022, 2359 hours. As LTPHs are expected to stay in Singapore for a longer period of time, they will continue to be required to meet all VDS requirements after their arrival in Singapore.
- Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 overseas are advised to follow the recovery protocols of the host country. For travel to Singapore, those who have tested positive for COVID-19 should defer their travel plans and not board commercial flights or ferries, as they may infect fellow passengers and crew while infectious. They should only resume their travel when they test negative, and at least 72 hours from the time they first test positive.
The MTF has advised all travellers to visit Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoint Authority’s website for the latest border measures before entering the country, and be prepared to adhere to the prevailing measures upon entry.
All travellers entering Singapore via air or sea must also submit their electronic health declaration (SG Arrival Card) before they enter Singapore. Submissions can be made up to three days before arrival in Singapore, and travellers are strongly encouraged to do so before departing for Singapore, to facilitate a smooth arrival process in the country.