Application Process for Residents in the Republic of Korea (ROK)
1. Who is eligible to apply to travel to Singapore under the fast lane?
Persons of all nationalities who are legally resident in the ROK and who need to make single-entry, short-term essential travel for business or official purposes between Singapore and the ROK.
2. I am a Singapore Citizen / Singapore Permanent Resident / Singapore Long-Term Pass holder* who is resident in the ROK. Am I eligible to apply for the fast lane?
Yes. All residents in the ROK who need to make short-term essential business or official travel between Singapore and the ROK are eligible to apply for the fast lane.
*Singapore Long-Term Pass holders who are eligible to apply for fast lane travel include holders of MOM-issued work passes (e.g. Employment Pass, EntrePass, Personalised Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit, Dependant’s Pass) and holders of the ICA-issued Long-Term Visit Pass.
Long-Term Pass holders returning to Singapore after a visit to the ROK via the fast lane should identify themselves as fast lane travellers during pre-departure airline checks in the ROK, and to ICA at Singapore immigration by presenting the letter issued by the ROK Embassy that will allow them to take a pre-departure test in Singapore.
3. What is a SafeTravel Pass?
A SafeTravel Pass is required for residents in the ROK to seek entry into Singapore under the fast lane. It is non-transferable and will be valid for a single entry into Singapore anytime within the stipulated week (0000hrs Monday to 2359hrs Sunday). Travellers must enter Singapore within this stipulated week, and can stay in Singapore for the duration of their Visit Pass issued at the immigration checkpoint in Singapore.
SafeTravel Passes will be issued on a limited basis in order to manage the risk of imported COVID-19 cases.
Please send an email to COVID_SafeTravelEnquiries@mti.gov.sg if you have further queries related to the SafeTravel Pass.
4. How do residents in the ROK apply to travel to Singapore under the fast lane? What are the steps from the time I put in an application to the time I obtain a visa? How long is the processing time? What documents do I need to submit?
Residents in the ROK seeking to travel to Singapore via the fast lane must be hosted by a company or a government agency in Singapore. The host company can file the application for a SafeTravel Pass on behalf of the traveller either directly at https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/STO, or through a sponsoring government agency.
When applying for the SafeTravel Pass, Proof of Residency in the ROK is required. ROK citizens should present a copy of their passport page for submission, while foreign residents in ROK should present a copy of their Certificate of Alien Registration. The applicant will also be required to submit the controlled itinerary for the traveller(s)’ first 14 days of stay in Singapore, which is limited to travel between places of business and accommodation, with limited contact with the community.
The application for the SafeTravel Pass will be open 2 to 5 weeks before the week of the traveller’s planned departure. The processing of the application can take up to 7 days (excluding the day of application). You are encouraged to apply for the SafeTravel Pass as early as possible, factoring in the time necessary for the processing of the SafeTravel Pass application, visa application (if needed) and taking a pre-departure COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
When the SafeTravel Pass application is approved, an approval letter will be issued to the sponsoring company / government agency by email within 3 working days. With this letter, an approved applicant who is a visa-required passport holder will proceed to apply for a visa for travel to Singapore through the usual channels (Singapore overseas missions, authorised visa agents, local contact or companies) at least 4 working days before departure. If the applicant already has an existing valid visa, the visa suspension will be lifted when the SafeTravel Pass is approved, and he/she need not apply for a new visa. The applicant can check his/her visa status through here.
Those who did not require a visa prior to the COVID-19 pandemic will not need to apply for a visa for fast lane travel. Please refer to https://www.ica.gov.sg/enteranddeparting/before/entryvisa/ for more information on Singapore’s visa requirements.
The approved applicant will have to submit pre-trip health and travel history declarations as well as declare his/her accommodation electronically via the SG Arrival Card, within 3 days prior to the date of arrival in Singapore.
Prior to the traveller’s departure from the ROK, the sponsoring company or government agency should submit the traveller’s certificate of negative result for COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before departure and latest controlled itinerary at https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/STO.
Travellers by air are required to present their valid SafeTravel Pass, valid visa (for visa-required passport holders), return air ticket and negative result for a COVID-19 PCR test for pre-boarding checks at the airlines’ check-in counter and immigration counter. Otherwise, he/she may be refused boarding.
5. What are the responsibilities of the host company?
When a company applies for the SafeTravel Pass on behalf of the traveller, it is also responsible for the timely submission of the accompanying documents.
The host company should also ensure that the traveller abides by the terms and conditions of the Singapore-ROK Fast Lane, and the prevailing health measures during his/her stay in Singapore. Authorities may ask for proof of adherence to the controlled itinerary, including physical verification or SafeEntry Pass records (e.g. screenshots), and other terms and conditions when the traveller is in Singapore.
You can access the terms and conditions of the Singapore-ROK Fast Lane at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/rok/rgl/terms-and-conditions. Action will be taken against the traveller and the host company in the event of non-compliance.
6. Can tourists apply for SafeTravel Passes?
SafeTravel Passes are only issued to travellers making short-term essential business and official travel. These passes are not applicable for tourists.
7. Can my SafeTravel Pass be transferred to my family member, friend, colleague or business partner?
SafeTravel Passes are not transferable to others.
8. Do I need to pay to apply for a SafeTravel Pass?
No payment is required.
9. Is there a limit to the number of times I can apply for a SafeTravel Pass?
There is no limit to the number of times a traveller can apply for a SafeTravel Pass. However, please note that there may be penalties for repeated non-utilisation. Every entry to Singapore requires a new SafeTravel Pass application.
If the traveller’s SafeTravel Pass has expired, he/she should submit a new application.
10. What visa will I be eligible for under the fast lane, and what is the duration of stay that I will be eligible for in Singapore?
Every application for a visa, including the type of visa granted, will be considered on its own merits and subject to approval. If the applicant already has an existing valid visa, the visa suspension will be lifted when the SafeTravel Pass is approved, and he/ she need not apply for a new visa. The applicant can check his/her visa status here.
Those who did not require a visa prior to the COVID-19 pandemic will not need to apply for a visa for fast lane travel. Please refer to https://www.ica.gov.sg/enteranddeparting/before/entryvisa/ for more information on Singapore’s visa requirements.
Travellers who are granted entry into Singapore are generally issued with a Visit Pass, of which the duration would be aligned to that accorded to the passport holder prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
11. How can I further extend my Visit Pass / stay when I am in Singapore, if necessary?
All applications for extension of Visit Pass must be submitted online using ICA’s e-Service (https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/esvclandingpage/extend) at least seven days prior to the expiry of the Visit Pass to avoid overstaying. Extension of Visit Pass will not be accepted over the counter. Each application is considered on its own merits.
12. My travel plans have changed/ some information in my application is incorrect. How can I amend the details of my SafeTravel Pass application/ approved SafeTravel Pass?
Both the SafeTravel Pass application and issued SafeTravel Pass cannot be amended. Please ensure that all details of the application form are accurate at the point of submission.
13. What can I do if I have changes to my controlled itinerary?
The host company should be responsible for monitoring and reporting any deviation in your controlled itinerary. The host company should resubmit the updated controlled itinerary on behalf of the traveller via the ‘Submit Supporting Documents’ Form, at https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/STO. Please have the approved STP reference number and documents on hand for submission, and ensure that the amendments or deviation from the controlled itinerary are in accordance with the stipulated guidelines.
The sponsoring company/agency or traveller may enquire the status of their application(s) via https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/STO. Please prepare the traveller’s identification details and intended date of entry in Singapore as declared in the STP application.
15. Why was my application rejected?
SafeTravel Pass applications may be rejected for reasons, including the following
- Inadequate justifications provided for reason of travelinformation provided.
- Non-compliant controlled itinerary submitted.
- Wrong proof of residency submitted.
16. Can I use the fast lane to come to Singapore for long-term work?
The fast lane is only for short-term essential business and official travel, and not for long-term work. Travellers seeking to enter Singapore for long-term work may wish to visit https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits for more information on a separate scheme.
17. Can I use the fast lane to come to Singapore for long-term study?
The fast lane is only for short-term essential business and official travel, and not for long-term study. Travellers seeking to enter Singapore for study may wish to visit https://www.ica.gov.sg/news-and-publications/media-releases/media-release/entry-approval-required-for-all-long-term-pass-holders for more information.
18. Can I use the fast lane to transit through Singapore?
The fast lane is only for short-term essential business and official travel between Singapore and ROK, and not for transit through Singapore.
Pre-Departure Measures in the ROK
19. What health measures must I take in the ROK before departing for Singapore?
Travellers must have remained in the ROK for 14 days prior to departure for Singapore. They must monitor their health status before departure from the ROK, undergo a pre-departure PCR test in the ROK at least once within 72 hours before departure, and obtain a certificate of having tested negative for COVID-19 from the medical institutions designated by the ROK. Please note that it may take around three days to take a pre-departure PCR test after applying to do so. Please approach the ROK Business Travel Support Center (https://www.btsc.or.kr / (+82) 1566-8110 / email@example.com) for further details on the medical institutions. [Note: Website only in Korean; enquiries in English can be made via phone or email.]
20. What documentation do I need to present to the airline staff at check-in before I will be allowed to board a flight from the ROK to Singapore?
The traveller is required to produce the following documents for pre-boarding checks:
- A valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter (the date of entry into Singapore must fall within the period of entry stated in the letter);
- A valid visa to enter Singapore (for visa-required passport holders who are short-term visitors to Singapore);
- A valid certificate of negative result for a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure for Singapore (the certificate must be from one of the medical institutions designated by the ROK Government); and
- A return air ticket or proof of other transportation arrangements to depart Singapore.
Otherwise, the traveller may be refused boarding.
Testing Arrangements Upon Arrival in Singapore
21. What COVID-19 tests will I be subject to upon arrival in Singapore? Where will the COVID-19 PCR test be administered? What are the payment modes accepted for the COVID-19 PCR test?
Travellers coming in on the fast lane will be directed to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at Changi Airport or Seletar Airport in Singapore. To qualify for exemption from the Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) requirement, the traveller must take the COVID-19 PCR test at the assigned swabbing station within the airport. Please approach the airport ground staff upon arrival for assistance.
Travellers are encouraged to pre-register and pre-pay for the COVID-19 PCR test prior to entry into Singapore. Pre-registration and pre-payment can be made on the online portal at https://safetravel.changiairport.com. Travellers should expect to pay around S$300 (inclusive of GST) for the test upon arrival at the airport.
22. What if I test positive for COVID-19 in Singapore?
Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 will be given medical treatment accordingly. Travellers will be responsible for charges for COVID-19 treatment if symptoms develop within 14 days of his/her arrival in Singapore. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who travelled on permitted travel arrangements may access Government subsidies and MediShield Life/Integrated Shield Plan to help pay for their bills. Long-Term Pass holders who travelled on permitted travel arrangements may tap on their usual financing arrangements, such as foreign worker insurance. Travellers should furnish the relevant supporting documents to indicate their status as a fast lane traveller.
Note that all Short-Term Pass holders will be accorded the necessary medical treatment at his/her cost.
Health Measures in Singapore
23. What health measures will I be subjected to upon arrival in Singapore?
Fast lane travellers from the ROK must take a PCR test after arrival in Singapore, and remain isolated in a declared self-sourced accommodation (non-residential address only) until their test results are released (typically within 48 hours). Transportation from the airport to the declared accommodation will have to be provided by the host company or government agency subject to prevailing health measures.2 Travellers will bear the costs of the post-arrival PCR test in Singapore and stay in the declared accommodation.
If the result indicates that the traveller has tested negative for COVID-19, the host company or government agency will ensure that the traveller is transported directly from the declared accommodation to the workplace and back according to the submitted controlled itinerary for the first 14 days of the traveller’s stay in Singapore. The traveller may not use public transportation for this purpose, with the exception of private hire cars/taxis or cohorted company transport.3
Travellers to Singapore must use the TraceTogether app and SafeEntry4, take their temperature twice daily, report their health status to the host company or government agency, and adhere to prevailing public health requirements for the duration of their stay in Singapore.
24. What is the TraceTogether app? Does the Singapore Government track my movements via the app?
The TraceTogether app supports nationwide efforts to combat COVID-19 by enabling community-driven contact tracing. It facilitates the contact tracing process by exchanging Bluetooth signals with nearby phones running the same app. The proximity data collected allows the identification of people who were in close contact with an infected person more efficiently. The proximity data collected is stored locally in the user’s phone, and is only shared with the Singapore Ministry of Health if the user tests positive for COVID-19. The TraceTogether app does not collect or track location data.
The app works best on phones with Android version 5.1 and above. More information on the app can be found at https://www.tracetogether.gov.sg.
25. What is SafeEntry?
SafeEntry is a national digital check-in system that logs the NRIC/FINs and mobile numbers of individuals visiting hotspots, workplaces of essential services, as well as selected public venues to prevent and control the transmission of COVID-19 through activities such as contact tracing and identification of COVID-19 clusters.
More information can be found at https://www.safeentry.gov.sg.
Returning to the ROK
26. Do I need to be tested again in Singapore before I return to the ROK? Do I need to be quarantined or be tested again upon return to the ROK?
Fast lane returnees to the ROK currently do not need to be tested again in Singapore before returning to the ROK.
Upon their arrival back in the ROK, they must adhere to the prevailing COVID-19 prevention and control measures of the ROK Government. This may include a 14-day quarantine or COVID-19 tests.
As the specific requirements may change over time, the returnee should verify the latest requirements with the ROK Government.
27. What are the requirements for re-entry into the ROK?
Foreign nationals with long-term residency in the ROK are required to obtain a re-entry permit before leaving the ROK. A re-entry permit allows the holder to re-enter the ROK once within the period of permission. Please click here for more information on the re-entry permit.
Applicants are required to submit a medical certificate issued by a medical institution within 2 days before boarding the return flight to the ROK, to the immigration office upon arrival at Incheon Airport.
The re-entry permit can be applied in-person at the Immigration Offices across the ROK or online, via https://www.hikorea.go.kr.
1 The term “sponsor” refers to the company or government agency making the application on behalf of the traveller. The term “host” refers to the company or government agency that receives the traveller in the destination country/region. For company-sponsored travellers, the sponsor will also be the host company.
2 Travellers are allowed to use private hire cars or taxis, but not public transport.
3 Cohorted company transport refers to an arrangement whereby inbound travellers on the same trip are transported in the same vehicle.
4 Travellers can scan the SafeEntry QR code to submit their personal particulars using the TraceTogether app or a recommended QR scanner app https://www.safeentry.gov.sg/individual_help.
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Application Process for Residents in Singapore
1. Who is eligible to apply to travel to the ROK under the fast lane?
Persons of all nationalities who are legally resident in Singapore (i.e., Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, Long-Term Pass holders) who need to make essential business or official travel between Singapore and the ROK.
The relevant ROK Government authorities will assess each application on a case-by-case basis.
2. How do Singapore residents apply to travel to the ROK under the fast lane?
Residents in Singapore seeking to travel to the ROK for short-term essential business or official travel via the fast lane must be sponsored by either a company or a government agency in the ROK, which will apply for isolation exemption approval on behalf of the applicant with the relevant government agencies in the ROK. If approved, the applicant is required to apply for a visa at the ROK Embassy in Singapore, should they hold a visa-required passport click. The approved applicant is also required to submit documents click to the ROK Embassy in Singapore via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive the endorsed Isolation Exemption Certificate and the letter that will allow the approved applicant to take a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test in Singapore. The approved applicant will be notified within 2 working days on the document pick-up date. Please click here or contact the ROK Embassy in Singapore (contact details at ANNEX A) for more details on the requirements for ROK-Singapore Fast Lane Essential Travel.
The traveller should work with his/her local host company or government agency to verify that he/she has fulfilled the fast lane requirements of the ROK authorities prior to departure for the ROK. This includes taking a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test and obtaining a negative test result within 72 hours before departure, and remaining in Singapore for at least 14 days prior to departure. This may also include other requirements such as keeping the ROK authorities informed of the traveller’s flight details.
3. What visas will I be eligible for under the fast lane, and what is the visa duration in the ROK?
The duration and type of the visas issued by the ROK will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the ROK authorities.
4. How can I further extend my visa duration when I am in the ROK, if necessary?
The traveller or his/her host company or government agency should contact the ROK Embassy in Singapore for more information.
5. Is the fast lane meant for long-term work and study?
The fast lane is only for short-term essential business and official travel, and not for long-term work or study.
Those seeking to enter the ROK for purposes other than essential business and official travel should contact the ROK Embassy in Singapore for further details.
6. Where in the ROK may I travel to? What are the approvals which I will need to obtain to do so?
The fast lane is for travel between Singapore and the ROK, though the only entry/exit point to/from the ROK is Seoul (Incheon International Airport) at the moment. Regardless, according to the ROK Government, there are no controls on inter-provincial movement in the ROK. There is therefore no need for fast lane travellers from Singapore to acquire from the local government of his next destination prior approval for entry. The ROK will inform the Singapore Government beforehand if there are additional measures or significant changes.
The traveller may contact his/her host company or government agency in the ROK to make the necessary arrangements in the ROK.
8. Where do I take a pre-departure PCR test in Singapore? How much does it cost to take the PCR test, and can I pay for it with MediSave or insurance?
A fast lane traveller departing for the ROK can make an appointment in advance at designated clinics in Singapore for a pre-departure test at the traveller’s cost. The traveller must take the test within 72 hours before departure, and obtain a health certificate of having tested negative for COVID-19.
The list of clinics that can perform pre-departure COVID-19 tests and details on the procedure to book an appointment are at ANNEX B. Testing for fast lane arrangements should only be carried out at these clinics at the moment. An eligible fast lane traveller can contact the clinic directly for testing.
The traveller will need to adhere to the clinic’s cut-off timings for the pre-departure tests to ensure that he/she is able to obtain the test results in time to be allowed to check-in for his/her flight.
Prior to the test, the traveller must obtain a letter from the ROK Embassy in Singapore which confirms that he/she has been granted approval by the relevant authorities in the ROK to travel to the ROK under the Singapore-ROK fast lane. This letter will be used as an indication of the traveller’s eligibility to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test. This letter must be presented at the clinic before the test can be administered.
The traveller should expect to pay up to S$200 (inclusive of GST) for the pre-departure test. This is not payable by MediSave, MediShield Life and Integrated Shield Plans.
9. I had a swab done previously for Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI). Can I use the test results for travel under the fast lane?
Travellers with ARI symptoms should not travel. They should postpone their travel plans.
10. What tests will I be subject to upon arrival in the ROK? Will I be subject to a serology test in the ROK?
A fast lane traveller to the ROK will be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test in the ROK.1 There is no requirement for a serology test in the ROK.
11. What if I test positive for COVID-19 in the ROK?
If tested positive for COVID-19 in the ROK, the traveller will be accorded the necessary medical treatment by the ROK Government at his/her cost.
Pre-Departure in Singapore
12. What documentation do I need to present to the airline staff at check-in before I will be allowed to board a flight from Singapore to the ROK?
Minimally, a traveller should have on hand his/her negative COVID-19 PCR test result, a valid visa and an isolation exemption certificate issued by the ROK.
As the specific requirements may evolve over time, the traveller should seek an update on the latest requirements from his/her local host company or government agency.
Arrival in ROK
13. What documentation do I need to present upon arrival in the ROK?
Travellers are required to present their passport and valid visa, and submit their isolation exemption certificate. Of the three copies of the isolation exemption certificate issued, two copies are to be submitted to the Immigration and Quarantine offices at Incheon Airport respectively. The traveller should retain the third copy.
Health Measures in ROK
14. Do I need to be quarantined upon arrival in the ROK?
After undergoing a PCR test upon arrival at Incheon Airport, the traveller must remain in a centralised quarantine area designated by the ROK Government for one to two days until the test results are released.
If the traveller tests negative, the host company or government agency will ensure that the traveller is transported directly from the above-mentioned location to the workplace or residence.
15. What other health measures will I be subject to in the ROK?
The traveller must follow all local COVID-19 prevention and social distancing guidelines for the entire duration of his/her stay in the ROK. This includes any period of time spent in the ROK after the 14-day controlled itinerary.
The traveller must adhere to the ROK Government’s requirement to install and activate the ROK Government’s Self Health Check Mobile App and comply with the ROK Government’s active monitoring.
The traveller must keep to the controlled itinerary that is supervised by the receiving enterprise or government agency in the ROK for the first 14 days.
Returning to Singapore
16. What health measures will I be subject to upon returning to Singapore after my fast lane travel?
Singapore-based travellers returning from their travel on the Singapore-ROK Fast Lane will be exempted from the prevailing SHN policy applicable to incoming travellers to Singapore if they:
- Undertake a COVID-19 PCR test at the airport at their own cost upon arrival in Singapore and remain in isolation until they have been notified of their on-arrival test results. You are strongly encouraged to pre-register and make advance payment for the PCR test via this link to minimise processing time at the airport: https://changiairport.com/safetravel/; and
- Produce the letter issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore which confirms that he/she was granted approval to travel under the Singapore-ROK Fast Lane, to ICA at Singapore Immigration.
Please disregard the electronic SHN which you may receive via email upon submission of the Electronic Health Declaration through ICA’s SG Arrival Card e-Service, provided that the conditions above are met. If the above conditions are not met, travellers will be subjected to the prevailing health regulations in Singapore upon arrival in Singapore, including the requirement to serve SHN. For more information about the SHN issued by ICA, please refer to https://www.ica.gov.sg/covid-19/shn.
17. Do I have to pay for my COVID-19 medical bills if I am found to have COVID-19 upon return from the ROK?
Travellers will be responsible for charges for COVID-19 treatment if symptoms develop within 14 days of arrival. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who travelled to the ROK on the Singapore-ROK Fast Lane may access Government subsidies and MediShield Life/Integrated Shield Plan to help pay for their bills. Long-Term Pass holders who travelled to the ROK on the Singapore-ROK Fast Lane may tap on their usual financing arrangements, such as foreign worker insurance.
Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass holders should retain the letter issued by the ROK Embassy in Singapore which confirms that he/she was granted approval by the relevant authorities to travel to ROK via the fast lane. This letter is to be presented to the hospital as an indication of eligibility for Government subsidies, MediShield Life/Integrated Shield Plan or any other form of coverage (if applicable), should he/she be tested positive for COVID-19 upon return from the ROK via the fast lane.
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore
Email: email@example.com (for visa matters) / firstname.lastname@example.org (for Fast Lane-related matters)
Pre-Departure COVID-19 Tests in Singapore
Booking an appointment
1. At which clinics can I take the pre-departure Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test?
Pre-departure COVID-19 PCR tests for fast lane arrangements may only be performed at selected clinics for eligible fast lane travellers.
Please call the clinic to make an appointment and verify your eligibility to be swabbed, before proceeding for the swab. Pre-departure swabs may not be performed if you do not have an appointment or are unable to produce proof of eligibility.
2. What is the latest I have to be at the clinic, based on my departure flight timing?
You should make an appointment that fits your required testing window, and be present at the clinic early for the appointment.
You must be present at least 2 hours prior to, and no later than, the stipulated cut-off timing in the table below. Travellers who do not adhere to this cut-off timing will not be able to obtain the results in time for departure.
|Flight departure time
||Latest Cut-off Test Timing
|12:00am to 9:29am
||10.00am two calendar days before flight
|9:30am to 3:29pm
||4:00pm two calendar days before flight
|3.30pm to 11.59pm
||10:00am the day before flight
If a traveller’s departure flight time is 12pm on 30 September and the required test must be done within 72 hours of departure, the traveller should take the swab from 12pm on 27 September onwards, until the cut-off timing.
The latest the traveller can present himself/herself is by 4pm on 28 September.
3. How can I make an appointment for pre-departure PCR testing?
For fast lane travel to the ROK, the pre-departure PCR test must be done within 72 hours prior to departure.
Please call the clinic and book your test slot before the Cut-off Test Timing in the schedule above. This is to ensure that you will have sufficient time to meet the fast lane requirements.
4. How far in advance should I make an appointment for the pre-departure PCR test?
Due to limited slots, please make your appointment with the clinic as early as possible, once your flight timing and fast lane application is approved.
Please refer to the Schedule for the “Latest Cut-off Test Timing” and book your test slot within the indicated timing. This is to ensure that you meet the fast lane requirements.
If you do not make a prior appointment, please note that:
- There is no guarantee that there will be a test slot for you; and
- You may not get your results in time for your flight to qualify for fast lane arrangements.
Travellers who miss the cut-off test timing will not be able to obtain a test result in time for their flight.
5. What details will I need to book an appointment for the PCR test?
Please have the following information on hand when making an appointment for your test:
- Identity card number or passport number
- Departure flight timing
- Possible times for your test slot: Please refer to the Test Schedule to confirm your timing
- Address in Singapore
- Contact number
- Email address
6. What documents should I bring for my appointment?
Please bring the following:
- Identity card or passport
- Letter issued by the ROK Embassy in Singapore confirming that you have been granted approval by the relevant authorities in the ROK to travel to the ROK under the Singapore-ROK Fast Lane.
- Softcopy booking reference showing your departure flight timing
7. What if I miss my test timing? What if I take my test after the Cut-off Test Timing?
Travellers who miss the Cut-off Test Timing will not be able to obtain a test result in time for their flight.
Please make arrangements early for your test slot so that you can qualify for the fast lane arrangements.
8. What happens if the clinic assesses that I am unable to receive the PCR test for unforeseen circumstances?
If you are unable to receive the test, you may wish to reschedule your flight, if you still wish to tap on the fast lane arrangement.
9. When can I expect to get my PCR test results?
You will receive your PCR test results and memo at least three hours before your flight.
The clinic will email the results to your email address. You will need to print and bring the memo overseas yourself.
1 A PCR test seeks to detect genetic sequences specific to COVID-19, and the sample is taken via a swab test from the nose, back of throat or sputum.
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