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Travel Restrictions in Singapore due to Covid-19

Singapore Travel Restrictions

Last updated on: 20th May 2021

The Government of Singapore has issued certain travel restrictions, for both its citizens and visitors, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Whether it's a business trip or a casual vacation, do take a couple of minutes to read the updated Singapore travel restrictions before planning out your next trip. From information on the documents required to let you enter Singapore to guidelines that are imposed and followed within the country, read on to get an idea of how to adjust your itinerary when you enter Singapore. The Singapore travel restrictions do change as the COVID-19 situation in Singapore evolves, so stay up-to-date with the latest information displayed on the redBus website. redBus offers a plethora of bus options that follow safety protocols to the T. Read on to know more about the Singapore travel restrictions, documents to carry, and safety guidelines to follow when you visit Singapore.

** European Union countries have decided to open their borders to select non-EU countries which would include people from Britain as well as vaccinated Americans. It should be noted that the opening of EU countries might not be universal as countries can individually ask for a negative COVID-19 test or can impose a period of quarantine on arrival. A new list of eligible counties will be prepared and released either this week or early next week. **

Covid-19 Restrictions to keep in mind when travelling to and from Singapore

Key Points to keep in mind:

  • Entry is restricted to passengers, with a few exceptions.
  • Singapore is under a partial lockdown. Public transport is operational with a few restrictions.
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test is mandatory and it should be in English.
  • A partial lockdown has been imposed in Singapore though public transport is operational but with some restrictions.
  • Passengers will be subjected to a COVID-19 PCR test and this will be charged to the passenger. They should register and complete the payment for their test before they depart for Singapore. Passengers can register by clicking here.
  • Passengers should produce a health declaration form when they arrive in Singapore.
  • Quarantine of 7 to 14 days will be applicable for some countries.

What are the travel restrictions followed in Singapore?

  • Passengers are prohibited from entering Singapore. This does not apply to Singapore nationals, permanent residents of Singapore, or passengers with a Long-Term Visit Pass In-Principle Approval (LTVP IPA) or a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP).
  • Passengers with a Business Travel Pass (BTP) or with a valid letter of Approval for SafeTravel Pass Application under the Connect@Sinagpore Scheme will be allowed to enter the country.
  • Passengers won’t be allowed to transit through Singapore.

What are the documents required while traveling to Singapore?

  • Passenger who posses a Long-Term Visit Pass In-Principle Approval (LTVP IPA) or a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) need to provide a Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) that’s issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Students with a Student’s Pass In-Principle Approval (STP IPA) or a Student’s Pass (STP) need to get this letter as well.
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test result that’s taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to the last embarkation point to Singapore.
  • Documents needed to prove that a passenger is a Singapore national or is a permanent resident.
  • A health declaration form should be submitted at the time of arrival. This form can be obtained through the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service by clicking here or via the mobile application.

Are there any quarantine rules in Singapore?

  • Singapore nationals or permanent residents who were staying in Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, or the Republic of Korea will have to quarantine for 14 days as per the Stay-Home Notice (SHN). Passengers who fall in this category can do so either at a designated SHN facility or their place of residence.
  • Singapore nationals or permanent residents who have visited Australia in the last 14 days prior to arriving in Singapore will be subjected to a 7-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) quarantine at their residence.
  • Singapore nationals and permanent residents who arrive from South Africa or the United Kingdom will have to isolate themselves at their residence after completing their 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at a designated SHN facility.

What guidelines do I have to follow while in Singapore?

  • Most establishments are open to the public with strict social distancing restrictions in place.
  • A physical distance of 1.5 meters should be kept from others at all times.
  • Entertainment venues and beaches are now open.
  • Face masks should be worn when in public or while using any mode of public transportation.
  • Click here to know more about the Singapore travel restrictions that are in place.