Foreigners who are short-term visitors (including business and official travellers) travelling from one of the following countries/regions may seek entry into Singapore by applying for an Air Travel Pass (ATP):
- Hong Kong
- Mainland China
Singapore Citizens (SC), Permanent Residents (PR), and Long-Term Pass holders must travel via the Returning SC/PRs lane, Work Pass Holder General Lane or Student’s Pass Holder Lane. These travellers should not apply for an ATP to travel to Singapore.
2. Submit Applications for Air Travel Pass and Visa
|Between 7 and 30 calendar days before intended date of entry into Singapore
|Air Travel Pass application
||Foreigners, who are short-term visitors, may apply for an ATP for entry into Singapore here. Applications must be made between 7 and 30 calendar days prior to the visitor’s intended date of entry into Singapore. Successful applicants will receive a payment notification email, usually within 2 to 3 days, to pre-pay for their post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test. Applications will only be approved when payment is received by the deadline indicated in the payment notification email.
When an ATP application is approved, an approval letter will be sent to the applicant via email. The ATP is valid for single entry into Singapore anytime from the visitor’s intended date of entry and up to 7 calendar days after.
Visitors must comply with the Conditions of the Air Travel Pass, and the prevailing immigration requirements of the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for their entry and stay in Singapore. Visitors who do not meet the Air Travel Pass conditions may be refused entry into Singapore and/or have their Air Travel Pass cancelled. In such an event, visitors may also be liable for the cost of their repatriation, including custody and maintenance pending repatriation. In addition, their future Air Travel Pass applications may also be rejected.
Personal data will be collected for Air Travel Pass applications. Please click here to view the Privacy Statement.
For enquiries, please refer to the Contact Us page for contact details.
Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the relevant authorities in Singapore may, at their own discretion, introduce new measures or requirements to safeguard public health. This may include changes to the conditions or cancellation of the Air Travel Pass at short notice. Visitors will be notified of changes to the conditions or cancellation of their Air Travel Passes.
|After Air Travel Pass has been approved
|Submit visa application (if required)
|| Visitors, who require a visa for travel to Singapore, must separately obtain a valid visa after receiving their Air Travel Pass approval and before departing for Singapore. Such visitors are encouraged to apply for their Air Travel Pass early. Information on visa requirements and application can be found here.
- If visitors have already been issued with a visa that is still valid or if they are eligible for the visa-free transit facility, they need not apply for a visa. They can check their visa status here.
3. Pre-Departure to Singapore
|Prior to departing for Singapore, visitors holding an ATP must:
- Remain in their declared point of departure in the last 14 consecutive days before departing for Singapore
- Monitor their health status before departure; Visitors should not travel to Singapore if they:
- Have symptoms of COVID-19;
- Are diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days before departing for Singapore; or
- Had close contact with any person with COVID-19 in the last 10 days before departing for Singapore. Close contact means:
- Providing care for a COVID-19 patient, including in healthcare or family/social setting;
- Staying in the same place as a person with COVID-19 (e.g. household members); or
- Close (i.e. less than 2 metres) and prolonged contact (15 minutes or more) with a person with COVID-19 (e.g. shared a meal).
|Mandatory COVID-19 Travel Insurance
- Purchase travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs.
- Prepare an electronic or physical copy of their insurance policy to bring with them to facilitate their entry into Singapore.
Note: Travel insurance products which meet the minimum coverage will be eligible. These include products offered by Singapore- and overseas-based insurers for visitors entering Singapore. Click here for a list of products offered by Singapore-based insurers.
|SG Arrival Card
- Submit their health, travel history, and accommodation declarations electronically via the SG Arrival Card e-service here, no earlier than 3 days prior to their date of arrival in Singapore
|Self-isolation till negative on-arrival covid-19 PCR result is notified
Visitors are required to be isolated until they receive a negative on arrival COVID-19 PCR test result.
The types of accommodation for self-isolation are:
- residential accommodation (i.e. HDB flat, condominium or landed property); or
- non-residential accommodation (i.e. hotel or serviced apartment).
Visitors must isolate alone, or with household members who have the same travel history, arrival date and self-isolation requirement. If there are other occupants in the self-isolation accommodation without the same travel history, arrival date and self-isolation requirement, the traveller(s) must isolate in an enclosed room with an en-suite toilet. The traveller(s) and the other occupants must wear their masks, observe hand hygiene and minimise interactions solely to the purpose of facilitating entry of the traveller(s) into the enclosed self-isolation room with an en-suite toilet.
Visitors are required to bear the cost of their accommodation (if applicable) in Singapore
Note: Visitors may refer to the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) website for a list of hotels. The list is non-exhaustive, and visitors may book other available accommodations as long as they offer individual rooms with an ensuite toilet.
- Visitors are required to download and register their profile on the TraceTogether app to aid contact tracing.
- Children who are aged 7 to 12 years in that calendar year, and those unable to use a mobile device due to a certified disability or special need, are eligible to be issued TraceTogether tokens.
- Children below 6 years of age in that calendar year are exempted from the TraceTogether requirement.
For the full requirements and conditions governing the use of TraceTogether, please click here.
|Day of Departure to Singapore
|Check-in at departure airport
|| When checking in at the departure airport, visitors must present to the airline staff:
- a valid ATP approval letter (electronic or physical copy) for the specified period of entry into Singapore;
- a valid visa (for visa-required visitors); and
- a mobile device with the TraceTogether app already downloaded and with their profiles registered on the app.
Visitors who do not have any of the above may be refused entry into Singapore by ICA.
4. Arrival in Singapore
|Day of arrival in Singapore
|Upon arrival in Changi Airport
||Visitors who need to purchase Singapore dollars or SIM cards, or rent mobile phones, should do so in the airport transit area prior to clearing arrival immigration. This is because visitors are required to leave the airport immediately after their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test, to isolate in their declared accommodation until the test result is confirmed to be negative. Please see the section on "Transport from airport to accommodation" below.
||You must present yourself for immigration clearance at a point of entry into Singapore. You must satisfy the basic entry requirements before you can be considered for entry. The period of stay granted wil be shown on the visit pass endorsement given on your passport. Please note that from 10 Oct 2021, all foreign visitors arriving in Singapore via air will be notified digitally of their Visit Pass (e-Pass) through email. There will not be any physical endorsement on your passport. The e-Pass notification will indicate the period of stay granted and last day of stay allowed. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address when submitting the SG Arrival Card to ensure that you receive the e-Pass. Click here for more information about the e-Pass.
At arrival immigration in Singapore, the visitor must present to the ICA officer:
A visitor who does not have any of the above may be refused entry into Singapore by ICA.
- a valid Air Travel Pass approval letter (electronic or physical copy) for the specified period of entry into Singapore;
- a valid visa (for visa-required passport holders); and
- an electronic or physical copy of your travel insurance policy, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs; and
- a mobile device with the TraceTogether app downloaded and with their profile registered on the app* (or a TraceTogether token for those eligible to be issued with a token)
*Visitors must click on the ‘ACTIVATE APP’ button on their TraceTogether app holding screen immediately after they have cleared arrival immigration in Singapore and follow the instructions to activate the app.
|Transport from airport to accommodation
||Visitors, who are holding an ATP, will undergo a COVID-19 PCR test at the airport upon arrival in Singapore. After undergoing the test, visitors must immediately take private transportation, taxi, or private hire car to travel from the airport to their declared accommodation and remain in isolation at that accommodation until they are notified that their test result is negative. Visitors shall also bear any transportation and accommodation costs incurred.
Visitors are not permitted to enter any retail or food & beverage establishments, or procure any goods and services at the airport, including Jewel Changi Airport. The only exception is for the purchase of Singapore dollars or SIM cards, or mobile phone rental, which should be done in the airport transit area, before arrival immigration.
|Self-isolation and notification of on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test results
||The results of the on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test will likely be available within 24 hours. Once visitors have been notified that they have tested negative for COVID-19, they can leave their declared accommodation and go about their activities in Singapore.
Visitors are responsible for their medical bills should they require medical treatment for COVID-19 while in Singapore.
5. During and After Stay in Singapore
|During stay in Singapore and up to 14 days after departure from Singapore
|Adhere to prevailing public health measures in Singapore
||During their stay in Singapore, visitors must adhere to the prevailing public health measures during their stay in Singapore, which include wearing of masks and safe distancing.
|Activation and retention of TraceTogether
||For TraceTogether app users:
To facilitate contact tracing, visitors must keep the TraceTogether app activated on their mobile devices while in Singapore. Visitors are also required to retain the TraceTogether app with the data for 14 consecutive days after leaving Singapore. A visitor must upload all data in the TraceTogether app upon request by the Singapore Ministry of Health should he/she test positive for COVID-19 while in Singapore or in the first 14 days after leaving Singapore.
For TraceTogether token users:
As each token is uniquely tagged to each individual, visitors are reminded to carry their own tokens with them wherever they go, and not exchange their tokens with others.
Visitors must return their own TraceTogether tokens in-person at the designated TraceTogether token return booths/counters set up at checkpoints, prior to their departure from Singapore.
For the full requirements and conditions governing the use of TraceTogether, please click here.