Global Mobility Updates – Singapore

COVID-19 Mobility Updates in Singapore

Get the latest updates on the COVID-19 mobility situation here.

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In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, Singapore has put in place precautionary measures to reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19. Before making a decision to move to Singapore, it is important to keep up with the latest news on the travel restrictions to help you better plan your relocation.

Last updated: 4th June 2020

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Travel Restriction Updates – COVID-19

UPDATE: From 8 June 2020, under the Singapore-China “fast lane” agreement, essential business travel between Singapore and China under certain conditions will be allowed. Otherwise, all other foreign travellers will be denied entry into Singapore.

Here’s what you need to know about the travel restrictions in Singapore.

Entering Singapore Borders

  • All short-term visitors and travellers are not allowed to enter Singapore.  
  • This excludes returning Singapore residents (including Singapore Citizen, Permanent Residents and travellers with Long-Term Pass). Upon entry, they have to serve a mandatory 14 day self-isolation at dedicated Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) facilities.
  • All Long-Term Pass Holders (including Work Pass, Student’s Pass, Dependent’s Pass, and Long-Term Visit Pass) are required to produce a valid approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or Immigration & Checkpoint Authority (ICA) to be allowed entry. 
  • For special cases where spouses and child(ren) of Singapore residents (Singapore citizens, permanent residents) who need to visit Singapore due to extenuating reasons may submit their application for entry to ICA nCOV Request
  • As of 2 June 2020, travelers will be allowed to transit through Singapore’s Changi Airport.

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Singapore-China “Fast Lane” Agreement

From 8 June onwards, essential business travel between Singapore and China under certain conditions will be allowed, as part of plans to slowly ease restrictions on flights and resume trade amid the Covid-19 outbreak. 

  • New scheme will apply only to business and official travel, for flights between Singapore and six provinces in China: Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
  • The business organisation or the government entity sponsoring the trip must apply for approval from the authorities on the behalf of the traveller.
  • Travellers must also submit an itinerary that must be adhered to.
  • Travellers from China must do a Covid-19 swab test 48 hours before departure, and another swab test when they land at Changi Airport.
  • Upon entry into Singapore, the traveller must remain in isolation in accommodations at a non-residential address they have sourced themselves and declared, for one to two days until the test result is known.
  • Travellers may not take mass public transport such as the MRT and buses. They are  allowed to get around only in private hire cars/taxis or transport provided by their company.
  • Travellers on both sides will be exempt from rules that require everyone else to serve quarantine periods of up to 14 days
  • Applications open on June 8.

For more information: Joint Press Statement by MFA and MTI on Singapore-China Fast Lane for Essential Travel

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Notice to Visitors already in Singapore

  • All visitors may apply online at least seven days prior to the expiry of the visit pass to avoid overstaying, if there is a need to extend your stay in Singapore.
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Leaving Singapore Borders

  • All Singapore Residents are urged to heed MOH advisory and defer all non-essential travel. 
  • Any Singapore resident or Long-Term Pass holder who leaves Singapore from 27 March 2020, in disregard of travel advisories, will be charged at unsubsidised rates for their inpatient stay at public hospitals, if they are admitted for suspected COVID-19 and have onset of symptoms within 14 days of returning to Singapore.

Visit MOH website on leaving Singapore during COVID-19 period for more.

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Visa Updates

Get updates on changes pertaining to Visa information here.

Changes to visa and work pass services during COVID-19

Due to the announcement of extension of Circuit Breaker until 1st June 2020, there will be changes to the Ministry of Manpower work pass services. For more details visit COVID-19 changes to work pass services.

  • In addition, approvals for new application will be very limited at this period. Employers are strongly encouraged to defer bringing foreign workers into Singapore during this period.

As part of the elevated safe distancing measures, over-the-counter services at the ICA Building will strictly be by appointment and for urgent cases. Members of the public are to use ICA’s e-Services. No walk-ins will be accepted. Click here for details.

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Summary

Here is an overview of the travel restrictions in Singapore.

Category:Travel History:Travel Measures:Travel Requirements:
Singapore Residents (including Singapore Citizen, Permanent Residents)Hubei ProvinceAllowed entry with mandatory 14 day quarantineMandatory submission of health declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service (https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard) or via the mobile application
All other countries/ regionsAllowed entry with mandatory 14 day Stay-Home Notice
Long-Term Pass Holders (Work Pass, Student's Pass, Dependent's Pass, and Long-Term Visit Pass)With valid approval letter for entryHubei ProvinceAllowed entry with mandatory 14 day quarantine
All other countries/ regionsAllowed entry with mandatory 14 day Stay-Home Notice
Without valid approval letter for entry-Not allowed enter or transit-
Short-Term Visitors-Not allowed enter or transit-
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More Information on COVID-19

Check out the following pages and contact informations to get the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation.

Ministry Of Health Singapore Emergency Line: 1800 333 9999

Ministry Of Health Singapore General Line: 6325 9220

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority Singapore 24Hr Call Centre: 6391 6100

Other Service Centres (ICA): Contact Us

COVID-19 Latest Updates from ICA

COVID-19 Local Situation Updates from MOH

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