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: 26th 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.
  • This excludes visitors issued with SafeTravel Pass (For more visit SafeTravel Pass Application Portal) or visitors with approval letter of entry from relevant agency in Singapore.
  • 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.
  • As of 18 Jun, inbound travellers who have been in Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, mainland China, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam in the last 14 days before their entry may serve their SHN at home instead of dedicated facilities, but would be subjected to compulsory covid-19 test.

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SafeTravel Pass under “Green/Fast Lane”

Travellers from countries/ places under the Green/ Fast Lane arrangements must possess a valid SafeTravel Pass in order to travel to Singapore.

  • Sponsoring company or government agency in Singapore is to submit an application for the traveller’s SafeTravel Pass via the SafeTravel Pass Application Portal.
  • From 8 June 2020, only business or official travellers sponsored by a Singapore Government agency may submit applications to use the Singapore-China Fast Lane. Applications for company-sponsored travellers will be accepted at a later phase.
  • Please note that the SafeTravel Pass is not a Visit Pass. Travellers must still present themselves to an ICA officer for arrival immigration clearance.
  • Other than meeting the Terms & Conditions of the SafeTravel Pass, travellers must also meet other entry requirements before they can be granted a Visit Pass for entry/stay in Singapore.

For more information visit SafeTravel Pass

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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.

Travel history in the last 14 days in countries:Residents (Singapore
citizens, permanent
residents)
Long term pass holder/ In-principle Approval (IPA) holders
*With valid approval letter for entry
Short term visitors
*With valid approval letter
Visitors with valid SafeTravel PassAll others
Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Macao SAR, Mainland China, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, VietnamAllowed entry:

SHN at own accommodation

COVID-19 test before end of SHN (chargeable)
Allowed entry:

SHN at own accommodation

COVID-19 test before end of SHN (chargeable)
Allowed entry:

SHN at own accommodation

COVID-19 test before end of SHN (chargeable)
Allowed entry:

SHN exempted

COVID-19 test upon entry (chargeable)

Not allowed entry
All other
countries/places
Allowed entry:

SHN at SHN dedicated facility

COVID-19 test before end of SHN (chargeable)
Allowed entry:

SHN at SHN dedicated facility

COVID-19 test before end of SHN (chargeable)
Allowed entry:

SHN at SHN dedicated facility

COVID-19 test before end of SHN (chargeable)
NILNot allowed entry
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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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