Notice As there has been a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Malaysia, PCA travellers entering Singapore from 22 November 2020, 2359 hours, who have a travel history in the past 14 days to Malaysia will now be required to serve a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities.
In addition, travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents, and who have recent travel history to Malaysia within the last 14 days prior to entry will be required to take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure. Travellers will need to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result in English, from recognised or accredited laboratories in Malaysia, as a condition of approval to enter Singapore. This requirement will take effect for all inbound PCA travellers arriving in Singapore from 27 November 2020, 2359 hours.
Employers can apply for the SafeTravel Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) pass on behalf of their employees using CorpPass if the employees fulfil the following criteria:
- Are a Malaysian Citizen or a Malaysia Permanent Resident;
- Hold a valid long-term pass* for business and work purposes in Singapore; and
- Are willing to spend at least 90 days in Singapore for work upon entry.
*Long-term pass holders eligible for the PCA are holders of the following MOM-issued work passes:(i) Employment pass; (ii) EntrePass; (iii) Personalised Employment Pass;(iv) S Pass; (v) Work Permit; (vi) Training Employment Pass; (vii) Training Work Permit; and (viii) Work Holiday Pass. The pass should be valid for at least 15 days from the date of entry into Singapore.
2. Preparation for entry into Singapore
|At least 7 calendar days before planned date of entry into Singapore
|Submit PCA application
||Singapore-based companies (i.e. application sponsors) to submit a PCA application on behalf of their employees here
Application sponsors should:
- Read and acknowledge the additional work pass conditions imposed pursuant to section 7(4A) of the Employment of Foreign manpower Act (EFMA);
- Have on hand the following details as part of the submission:
- Employee’s FIN number;
- Employee’s Long-Term Pass expiry date (ensure that Work Pass is valid for at least 15 days after the expected date of entry into Singapore);
- Employee’s intended date of entry into Singapore;
- Details of contact person in company or agency (e.g. name, mobile number, email address)
- Obtain employees’ acknowledgement for the following:
- Additional work pass conditions that he/she is subjected to under the PCA (click here); and
- Consent to disclose their COVID-19 PCR test results to the employer and relevant government authorities in Singapore, either by himself/herself or through the medical provider.
3. Pre-Departure for Singapore
|Up to 3 calendar days before planned date of entry into Singapore
|Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Test(for travellers arriving from 27 November 2020, 2359 hours)
||PCA travellers arriving in Singapore from 27 November 2020, 2359 hours, will need to take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure. Travellers will need to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result in English, from recognised or accredited laboratories in Malaysia, as a condition of approval to enter Singapore.
|Submission of Health Declarations andInstallation of Mandatory Mobile Applications
||Approved PCA travellers should monitor their health and avoid
travelling if feeling unwell. If the traveller is healthy, he/she should:
- Electronically submit their pre-trip health and travel history declarations here; and
- Install and activate the TraceTogether, Homer and WhatsApp mobile applications on their mobile phone.
|Day of Departure to Singapore
|Immigration Clearance by Malaysia
||Approved PCA travellers must be able to produce the following
documents if requested by the Malaysian authorities when leaving Malaysia for Singapore:
- Electronic or hardcopy of the PCA approval letter; and
- Valid negative COVID-19 test result in English, from recognised or accredited laboratories in Malaysia; and
- Valid passport and work pass.
4. Arrival in Singapore
|Day of entry into Singapore
|Transport from Checkpoint to Accommodation
||After immigration, the employee will be informed of their assigned dedicated SHN facility and transport will be provided for employees to travel there directly. Please follow the instructions provided after arrival into Singapore for transportation to the assigned dedicated SHN facility. The employee is not allowed to arrange his/her own transport (e.g. personal vehicles, taxis, buses) to travel to the dedicated SHN facility.
|Days 0-14 after arriving in Singapore
|SHN at dedicated SHN facilities
||The employee must remain in the dedicated SHN facility for at least 14 days from the date of entry into Singapore and test negative for COVID-19, whichever is later. The employee will undergo the COVID-19 PCR test on-site at the dedicated SHN facility. Otherwise, arrangements will be made for the employee to be transported to the test venue.
Travellers who develop COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of their entry into Singapore will be accorded medical treatment at their own/employer’s expense.
|COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test
||Application sponsors must:
- Disseminate the COVID-19 PCR test appointment details to their employees. Details of the appointment will be sent to the application sponsor via email and SMS;
- Ensure that their employees show up for their test appointment; and
- iii. Ensure that their employees remain in their SHN accommodation until the end of their 14-day SHN or when a negative COVID-19 PCR test is conveyed, whichever is later.
|After completion of SHN and receipt of negative COVID-19 PCR test
|Safe Travel within Singapore
||All approved PCA travellers must:
- Abide by prevailing local public health requirements and safe distancing measures; and
- Use the necessary mobile applications (e.g. TraceTogether).