This entry guide is meant for Singapore Citizens(SC) and Singapore Permanent Residents (PR) returning to Singapore. All returning SC/PRs, regardless of vaccination status, can return to Singapore without the need for any Entry Approvals. Returning SC/PRs who are fully vaccinated and are returning from Brunei and Germany from 8 Sep 2021 onwards, should refer to the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) for more information.
Travellers should refer to this page for the latest travel health control measures imposed based on their 21-day travel history before arrival in Singapore. Unless specified, travellers who have received COVID-19 vaccination or recovered from COVID-19 are required to adhere to the prevailing travel health control measures. For the latest travel-related information/announcements, click here.
1. Pre-Departure for Singapore
A) Pre-Departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PDT)
All travellers are required to take a PDT before arrival in Singapore, except those who:
- Are below the age of three in this calendar year; or
- Have remained in only Category (I) country/regions in the past 21 consecutive days before departure for Singapore; or
- Have remained in only Category (I) country/regions in the past 21 consecutive days but remained in any Category (II) to (IV) country/region for less than 24 hours to transit to Singapore; or
- Singapore Citizen entering Singapore via the Causeway or Second Link.
Click here to check if your travel history requires you to take a PDT. Travellers are required to take their PDT at an accredited or authorised testing facility in the country/region of departure and ensure that the PDT:
- Is in English (or accompanied with an English translation);
- Contains the traveller's name, and Date of Birth or Passport number (per the passport used to travel to Singapore); and
- Reflects the date and result of the PCR test.
Travellers with difficulties getting a COVID-19 PCR test before their departure can contact the Safe Travel Office here.
B) Submission of Declarations & Registration for On-Arrival COVID-19 Test
Travellers who are fit for travel must:
- Submit an SG Arrival Card (SGAC) with their pre-trip health and travel history declaration here
- Register and pre-pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test, if they are arriving via air (register here), sea or land (register here)
Travellers are also advised to activate TraceTogether and WhatsApp mobile applications on their mobile phones which will facilitate SHN compliance checks and contact tracing.
C) Request to complete the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at residence instead of SHN-Dedicated Facility (SDF)
|Traveller suffers from a critical illness, special medical condition or has mobility issues
Traveller is fully vaccinated and had remained in only Category (I), (II) or (III) countries/regions for 21 consecutive days before arrival in Singapore, and is occupying a place of accommodation or serviced apartment either:
- Alone (i.e. no domestic helpers); or
- With vaccinated household members sharing the same travel history and SHN duration.
Unvaccinated minors (i.e. below 12 years of age in this calendar year) who are travelling with their vaccinated parents to Singapore are permitted to serve their SHN with their parents at their place of accommodation.
Strict enforcement action, including prosecution under the Penal Code and Infectious Diseases Act, will be taken against individuals who breach the SHN requirements or make false declarations. Upon conviction, errant travellers may be liable to a fine and/or imprisonment term.
Travellers should note that any prior approvals given to complete the SHN at a place of residence may be rescinded should the public health risk assessment change. In such an event, the prevailing travel health control measures would apply, i.e. serving SHN at an SDF.
2. Departure for Singapore
All travellers with travel history to any Category (II) to (IV) countries/regions in the past 21 days before departing for Singapore, must present a valid negative PDT report during pre-boarding checks, otherwise they may be denied boarding.
3. Arrival in Singapore
A) Immigration Clearance
All PRs who arrive in Singapore without a valid negative PDT report may be denied entry into Singapore and could have their Entry/Re-entry Permits cancelled.
Depending on the traveller’s 21-day travel history, they will receive their SHN via the email provided in their SGAC declaration. Travellers who have visited multiple countries/regions in the past 21 days before entering Singapore, should note that the strictest set of measures will apply. Travellers who do not receive an SHN will be required to remain in self-isolation until a negative COVID-19 PCR test result is conveyed.
B) COVID-19 Tests
Travellers must take their on-arrival COVID-19 test(s), and commute directly to their self-isolation accommodation or SDF immediately. Travellers who did not pay for their test(s) before arrival, will pay on the spot.
C) Transport to Self-Isolation/SHN
Travellers are prohibited from using public transport (i.e. trains, buses, street-hailed taxis) to commute to their self-isolation/SHN accommodation or SDF. Depending on the traveller’s SHN arrangement, they have the following transport options, which will apply throughout the SHN period:
|Self-isolation at declared accommodation, pending COVID-19 PCR test result
- Own private transport
- Taxi or private hire vehicle (click here for details and options)
|7-day SHN at own accommodation
|Approved 14-day SHN at own residence
||Strides Transportation Pte Ltd.
Click here for instructions to pre-book a vehicle.
Click here for the relevant charges.
|SHN at SDF
||Dedicated SDF transport provided, no booking required
4. Self-isolation, Stay-Home Notice and COVID-19 Tests
Travellers must remain in their accommodation of self-isolation or SHN/SDF, until after they are ascertained to be free of COVID-19.
All SHN-serving travellers will be scheduled by the relevant government agency to take a COVID-19 PCR test at the end of the SHN period. Travellers who do not receive their COVID-19 PCR test appointment details a day before the scheduled test should write to STO via this webform for assistance. In addition to the COVID-19 PCR test, travellers with a travel history to any Category (III) or (IV) country/region will be required to self-administer an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) on Days 3, 7 and 11 on arrival in Singapore. Only travellers with a travel history to a Category (I) to (III) country/region and have been allowed to serve their SHN at an accommodation of choice is exempted from the need to self-administer an ART.
Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 will and must undergo medical treatment. The prevailing treatment charges will apply.
5. Completion of Self-isolation/SHN
Travellers under self-isolation or serving SHN at their own residence may leave their accommodation when a negative COVID-19 test result is conveyed. For travellers serving SHN at an SDF, the checkout timing will be conveyed to the traveller by the SDF.
Travellers must comply with the prevailing public health-related and safe distancing measures. This includes the use of the TraceTogether app, which allows the identification of close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case.