All travellers are required to comply with the prevailing public health regulations and requirements in Singapore. For example, the use of the mandatory mobile application (e.g. TraceTogether), as well as serving Stay-Home Notice (SHN) and taking the COVID-19 test (if required).
A summary of the prevailing SHN and swab requirements for travellers can be found here.
1. Stay-Home Notice (SHN) - If Applicable
Depending on the traveller’s scheme of travel (e.g. Reciprocal Green Lane, Periodic Commuting Arrangement), he/she may be issued with a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) when entering Singapore. Click here to calculate the last day of your SHN.
ICA will conduct checks on travellers placed on SHN. These entails house visits, calls or WhatsApp. During the call, a traveller will be asked for the last four digits of his/her Identity Card/ travel document to ascertain his/her identity. Officers conducting house visits will produce their warrant cards or ICA authorisation letter as a proof of their identity.
Travellers who fail to comply with the SHN requirements can be reported to ICA via this form or 6812 5555. Errant travellers prosecuted under the Infectious Diseases Act and its regulations, can be fined up to $10,000, and/or imprisoned for up to six months. Additional penalties such as the revocation of the immigration or work passes can also be imposed.
For SHN-related enquiries or assistance, travellers can contact the SHN Helpline at 6812 5555.
2. Dedicated Stay-Home Notice (SHN) Facility
Opt out of Stay-Home Notice (SHN) Dedicated Facility for selected countries/regions
Travellers from the list of countries/regions (as indicated in S/N 4 of the table) may opt out of dedicated SHN facilities and serve their 14-day SHN at their place of residence, if they fulfil the following criteria:
Travelled to no other country/region/place than the above mentioned countries/regions/places, in the last consecutive 14 days prior to departure for Singapore;
Are occupying their place of residence (i.e. residential address) alone, or only with household members with the same travel history, who are also serving their SHN of the same duration and period; and
There is no one ordinarily residing at the place of residence (e.g. domestic helper) who does not share the same travel history, and the traveller has already made all necessary arrangements to ensure that any such person will not reside at the place of residence until the conclusion of the SHN period.
Applications must be made at least three days prior to arrival in Singapore. Applications can be submitted here for Singapore citizens (SC) and permanent residents (PRs). Non SCs or PRs may apply to opt out as part of the entry approval process
The list of countries/regions eligible for opt-out of dedicated SHN facilities will be updated from time to time depending on the public health risk assessment. Travellers must be prepared that any prior approvals given for opt-out from dedicated SHN facilities may be revoked, and the prevailing border measures upon entry will apply, including stay in SHN dedicated facility and payment, where applicable.
Travellers with extenuating circumstances serving SHN at Dedicated Facility
Travellers who are unable to serve their SHN at a dedicated SHN facility (SDF) due to extenuating circumstances (e.g. serious medical conditions or mobility issues) can use this form for further information and assistance.
3. SHN Electronic Monitoring Device
Eligible travellers will be issued an electronic monitoring device at the immigration checkpoints by ICA or MOM. These devices must be activated immediately by the traveller upon reaching his/her SHN accommodation. Click here for the User Setup Guide and Frequently Asked Questions. Travellers who are 12 years old and below will not receive the electronic monitoring device.
Information on the device can be found in the video and infographic below.
Return and Disposal of Electronic Monitoring Devices After SHN
ICA officers will contact the traveller to collect the gateway device issued by ICA. Please do not dispose the gateway device.
4. Post-Arrival COVID-19 PCR Test
Depending on the traveller’s scheme of travel, he/she may be required to take the COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Singapore, or before the completion of his/her SHN. In general, children aged 12 and below (based on year of birth) do not need to take the COVID-19 PCR swab test, unless their close contacts are found to be COVID-19 positive.
Travellers serving their SHN will receive the details of their test appointments at their registered mobile numbers. The swab results will be conveyed within 1 to 4 days. All travellers, including those tested on arrival, must remain in self-isolation until a negative COVID-19 test result is conveyed.
Estimated PCR test costs can be found in the table below: