The requirements and processes outlined on this page apply to inbound travellers from the following Reciprocal Green Lane-eligible countries/regions:
|Mainland China (Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang)
||Travellers travelling from Mainland China may alternatively visit Singapore via the Air Travel Pass.
||New applications have been suspended for these countries/regions
Click below for the press releases regarding Singapore's RGL suspension for:
- Germany, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea
|Republic of Korea
Either a Company or Government Agency in Singapore can sponsor/apply for a SafeTravel Pass under the Reciprocal Green Lane (i.e. SafeTravel Pass-RGL) on behalf of a prospective traveller, who is:
- Holding a valid passport holder of any nationality/citizenship;
- A resident of the RGL partner country/region;
- Seeking to make a single-entry, short-term essential travel; and
- Travelling for business or official purposes between Singapore and country/region of departure.
2. Submit Approvals for Entry into Singapore
|At least 14 calendar days before planned date of entry into Singapore
|Submit RGL application
||Singapore-based companies or Singapore Government agencies (i.e. application sponsors) to submit a SafeTravel Pass-RGL application here. Applications for travel are open between 2 and 5 weeks before the intended week of entry. As applications can take up to seven days (excluding day of application) to process, any application submitted less than 8 days from the intended date of entry will not be accepted.
Application sponsors should:
- Inform the traveller of the terms and conditions for their entry into Singapore under the RGL arrangement,here
- Have on hand the following details as part of the submission:
- Traveller’s passport details, FIN number (if applicable) and Long-Term Pass expiry date (if applicable);
- Traveller’s intended date of entry into Singapore;
- Address(es) of Traveller’s accommodation for his/her:
- On-arrival isolation (approximately 24 hours while waiting for release of COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test ("PCR test") results), and
- 14-day stay in Singapore (must be a non-residential address and an individual room with en-suite toilet).
Note: Click here for a list of hotels that accept RGL travellers. This list is non-exhaustive, and travellers may book other accommodations that is a non-residential individual room with an en-suite toilet.
- Details of contact person in company or agency (e.g. name, mobile number, email address); and
- Details of 14-day controlled itinerary in Singapore
An approval letter will be issued to the applicant and sponsoring company or government agency once the application is approved.
|At least 7 days before planned entry date into in Singapore
|Travellers to Submit Visa Application (if Required)
||Prospective SafeTravel Pass-RGL travellers who are visa-required passport holders should apply through the usual channels for a visa to travel to Singapore.
- Travellers can check if they require a visa to enter Singapore here; and
- Travellers who are existing visa holders can check their status here (travellers need not apply for a visa if his/her existing visa remains valid).
3. Pre-departure to Singapore
|3 calendar days before planned date of entry into Singapore
|Pre-departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test
||Approved RGL travellers must take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure for Singapore at an authorised health centre designated by the Government of a counterpart country/region, and obtain a certificate for a negative COVID-19 test. Click here for the list of authorised health centres and information on what constitutes a valid COVID-19 PCR test report.
|Up to 3 calendar days before planned date of entry into Singapore
|Submission of Health Declarations and Payment for Arrival Swab
||Approved RGL travellers should monitor their health and avoid travelling if feeling unwell. Otherwise, they should:
- Electronically submit their pre-trip health and travel history declarations via the SG Arrival Card e-service here; and
- Register and pre-pay for their post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test here for arrivals by air. For arrivals by land or sea, travellers are to register and pre-pay for their post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test here.
|Day of Departure to Singapore
||Application sponsors should submit the following before the traveller’s departure to Singapore, here:
- Travellers’ 14-day itinerary in Singapore; and
- Negative COVID-19 PCR test that was taken within 72 hours before departure.
- Travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs.
Note:Travellers are required to declare, at the point of application, that they have purchased or will be purchasing travel insurance that meets the minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs for the duration of their stay in Singapore, as part of the Terms and Conditions for the SafeTravel Pass. Please refer to the list of locally available insurance products here.
||Approved RGL travellers must produce the following documents when leaving for Singapore:
- Valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter (date of entry into Singapore must fall within the intended week of travel stated in the letter). Each SafeTravel Pass is valid for a single entry into Singapore;
- Valid visa to enter Singapore (for visa-required passport holders);
- Negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken at an authorised testing facility within 72 hours before departure for Singapore;
- Proof of transportation arrangement to depart from Singapore (i.e. return air, bus ticket); and
- TraceTogether application downloaded on device or proof of rental of TraceTogether- compatible device in Singapore.
Travellers that fail to produce the above documents may be refused boarding by the airline or transport company.
Travellers are required to download and register their profile on the TraceTogether App to aid contract tracing. For details and conditions regarding the use of the TraceTogether App, please click here.
4. Arrival in Singapore
|Day of entry into Singapore
||An approved RGL traveller must declare on arrival that he/she is an approved SafeTravel Pass-RGL holder and be able to produce the following:
- Valid SafeTravel Pass for the intended week of travel;
- Valid visa (for visa-required passport holders);
- Negative COVID-19 PCR test result;
- A return air/bus ticket; and
- A mobile device with the TraceTogether app downloaded and with their profile registered on the app.*
*If visitors have downloaded the TraceTogether app on or after 1 Feb 2021, they 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 Checkpoint to Accommodation
||Travellers who are holding a STP will undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Singapore. After undergoing the test, the RGL travellers will commute directly from the immigration checkpoint to the declared self-sourced (non-residential) accommodation through a dedicated vehicle in the form of private transportation, taxi, or private hire car pre-arranged by the local host*. The use of public transportation is not allowed.
To facilitate contact tracing, visitors must keep the TraceTogether app activated on their mobile devices or bring their TraceTogether token along with them at all times while in Singapore.
|Up to 24 hours after arriving in Singapore
|| RGL travellers must remain in their accommodation until a negative COVID-19 PCR test result is conveyed (typically available within 24 hours).
Travellers tested positive for COVID-19 will be accorded medical treatment at his/her own expense.
|Activation and retention of TraceTogether
||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 21 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 21 days after leaving Singapore.
|After completion of isolation
|Safe Travel within Singapore
||RGL travellers must:
- Adhere to the 14-day itinerary submitted for the duration of stay; and
- Commute using private hire cars/taxis, or cohorted company transport (commuting via public transport is prohibited).
- Download and use the TraceTogether app as well as observe the SafeEntry rules.
6. Departure from Singapore
|Up to 14 days after departure from Singapore
|Retention of TraceTogether data
||RGL travellers must retain the TraceTogether app for 21 consecutive days after leaving Singapore.
|Reporting of Positive COVID-19 Test
||RGL travellers who test positive for COVID-19 in the first 21 days after leaving Singapore must:
- Upload all data in the TraceTogether app upon request by the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH); or
- Inform the Singapore host, who would then upload the TraceTogether data to MOH.