The traveller must be an ICA-issued Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holder or a short-term visitor who is:
- An immediate family member or relative of a Singapore Citizen (SC) or a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR)1;
- A spouse-to-be of a Singapore Citizen or a Singapore PR;
- PR and ICA-LTVP IPA holder seeking to complete formalities for long-term immigration facilities; or
- A non-resident who has exceptional reasons for seeking entry into Singapore (e.g. death of a family member in Singapore).
1 Work Pass holders, Student’s Pass (STP) holders, and STP In-Principle Approval (IPA) holders who are immediate family members or relatives of a Singapore Citizen or a Singapore PR may also apply for entry approvals via the SC/PR Familial Ties Lane. All other Work Pass holders should apply for entry under the Work Pass Holder General Lane. All other STP holders and STP IPA holders should apply for entry under the Student’s Pass Holder Lane.
2. Submit Approvals for Entry into Singapore
|At least 4 calendar days before planned date of entry into Singapore
||Eligible travellers can submit an application for entry approval here. Applications should be submitted at least 4 calendar days from the planned date of entry. Applications for travel are open between 4 and 64 calendar days before the planned date of entry into Singapore. Application processing can take up to 10 working days.
Once the application is approved, the applicant will be issued with an Approval Letter of Entry via email. The Approval Letter of Entry is valid for +/- 1 day from the approved date of entry.
|At least 7 days before planned entry date into in Singapore
|Submit Visa Application (if required)
||Eligible travellers who require a visa for travel to Singapore must separately obtain a valid visa before departing for Singapore.
- Travellers can check if they require a visa to enter Singapore here; and
- Travellers who are existing visa holders can check the status here (travellers need not apply for a visa if his/her existing visa remains valid).
3. Pre-Departure for Singapore
|Up to 3 calendar days before planned date of entry into Singapore
|Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Test
||Travellers, including but not limiting to LTPHs/IPA holders and short-term visitors, who have spent the past consecutive 14 days to certain countries/regions listed in the Summary Table on SHN and Swab Requirements for Travellers to Singapore here are required to 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 valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English.
|Submission of Pre-trip Health/Travel History Declarations and Installation of Mandatory Mobile Applications
||Approved Travellers should monitor their health and avoid travelling if feeling unwell. If travellers are fit for travel, they should:
- Electronically submit their pre-trip health and travel history declarations via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-service here;
- Register and pre-pay for their post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test here,for travellers who have spent the last 14 consecutive days in Australia, Brunei, Mainland China, New Zealand, Taiwan or Vietnam before departing for Singapore. Travellers who have yet to pay for their post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test will be required to pay on the spot.
- Install and activate the TraceTogether, Homer and WhatsApp mobile applications on their mobile phones.
|Day of Departure to Singapore
||Travellers under the SC/PR Familial Ties Lane must produce the following documents for pre-boarding clearance:
- Valid Approval Letter of Entry;
- Valid visa to enter Singapore (for visa-required travellers); and
- Valid certificate of negative result for a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure for Singapore.
Travellers who do not produce the above documents at pre-boarding checks may be refused boarding by the airline or transport company.
4. Arrival in Singapore
|Day of entry into Singapore
|Immigration Clearance and Imposition of Health Control Measures
||Travellers can proceed with immigration clearance per normal.
Depending on the traveller’s recent travel history in the past consecutive 14 days to countries/regions listed in the Summary Table on SHN and Swab Requirements for Travellers to Singapore here, travellers may be required to:
- Take an on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test and self-isolate at a place of residence/self-sourced (non-residential) accommodation until notification of negative COVID-19 PCR test result (within 48 hours);
- Serve 7-day SHN at a place of residence/self-sourced (non-residential) accommodation and take a COVID-19 PCR test during the SHN period, at their own cost;
- Serve 14-day SHN at SHN Dedicated Facility (SDF) and take a COVID-19 PCR test during the SHN period, at their own cost.
Travellers arriving from certain countries/regions listed in the Summary Table on SHN and Swab Requirements for Travellers to Singapore here are permitted to opt out of staying at the SDF, subject to approval by ICA during the entry approval process.
|Transport from Checkpoint to Accommodation
||For travellers on self-isolation/serving Stay Home Notice (SHN) at a place of residence/self-sourced (non-residential) accommodation, they must arrange for transport to commute directly from the immigration checkpoint to the declared self-sourced (non-residential) accommodation, adhering to prevailing health measures. The use of public transport is not allowed.
For travellers serving SHN at an SHN Dedicated Facility (SDF), dedicated transport will be provided.
|Up to 14 days after arriving in Singapore
||For travellers eligible for on-arrival PCR test with self-isolation until test results are out within 48 hours, they can leave their declared accommodation after they are notified of their negative result and go about their activities in Singapore.
For travellers who are required to serve 7 or 14-day SHN at place of residence or SDF, please find more information about serving SHN or serving SHN at dedicated facilities here.
Travellers tested positive for COVID-19 will be accorded medical treatment at their own expense.
|After completion of isolation
|Safe Travel within Singapore
||All travellers are to abide by prevailing local public health requirements and safe distancing measures and encouraged to use TraceTogether and SafeEntry so that the authorities can identify close contacts to be quarantined if a positive COVID-19 case arises.