Readers who have arrived on this page directly from a search engine or are new to the entry-requirements imposed by Singapore during the pandemic, should start from the “Travelling to Singapore” page. Travellers who do not meet the entry requirements may be turned away from Singapore.
Travel Checklist – Category (I) Travel History
This checklist is suitable only for travellers with travel and transit history to any Category (I) country/region in the past 14 days before arrival in Singapore. Return to this menu if you are unsure if you come under this travel history category. Travellers arriving in Singapore via the Work Pass Holder General Lane, Air Travel Pass, Periodic Commuting Arrangement, Reciprocal Green Lane, Vaccinated Travel Lane or Death and Critical Illness Emergency Lane should only refer to the lane specific requirements or their approval letters for instructions.
Travellers may print out this page and indicate with a “☑“ in the box (☐) for completed activities.
Stage 1: Pre-Departure for Singapore
☐ A) Application for Entry Approval
All travellers, except Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, must apply for entry approval to enter Singapore using a SafeTravel Lane. Details on the appropriate lane to use to enter Singapore can be accessed via the“Travelling to Singapore” page.
☐ B) Submission of Health Declaration
Up to 72 hours before arrival in Singapore, travellers should submit an SG Arrival Card (SGAC) with their pre-trip health and travel history declaration here. Travellers should defer their travels if they meet any of the following conditions:
- Showing COVID-19 symptoms
- Are diagnosed or suspected to have contracted COVID-19 in the last 14 days before departing for Singapore; or
- Had been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive patient in the last 10 days before departing for Singapore. This includes the provision of care for a COVID-19 patient in a healthcare or family/social setting, staying in the same location as a COVID-19 positive patient, or had been in close (i.e. less than two meters) contact with a COVID-19 patient for more than 15 minutes.
☐ C) Registration and Pre-payment for On-Arrival COVID-19 Test and Installation of TraceTogether app
Travellers who are fit for travel should:
- Register and pre-pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test:
- Travellers arriving via air (register and pay here)
- Travellers arriving via sea or land (register and pay here)
- Install TraceTogether and WhatsApp mobile applications on their mobile phones which will facilitate SHN compliance checks and contact tracing
Stage 2: Departure for Singapore
☐ A) Pre-boarding Document Checks
As part of the airline or transport operator’s pre-boarding checks, travellers who are not a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident may be asked to produce their valid Entry Approval Letter. This is to ensure that the traveller has been approved for entry into Singapore.
Stage 3: Arrival in Singapore
☐ A) Immigration Clearance
You must present yourself for immigration clearance at a point of entry into Singapore. You must satisfy the basic entry requirements before you can be considered for entry. The period of stay granted wil be shown on the visit pass endorsement given on your passport. Please note that from 10 Oct 2021, all foreign visitors arriving in Singapore via air will be notified digitally of their Visit Pass (e-Pass) through email. There will not be any physical endorsement on your passport. The e-Pass notification will indicate the period of stay granted and last day of stay allowed. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address when submitting the SG Arrival Card to ensure that you receive the e-Pass. Click here for more information about the e-Pass.
☐ B) COVID-19 Tests
Take an on-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test. If you did not pay for the test before arrival, you will pay on the spot but can expect additional delays in the administration of the test and departure from the checkpoint.
☐ C) Transport to Declared Self-Isolation Accommodation
The use of public transport (e.g. trains, buses, street-hailed taxis) is prohibited. Travellers will commute directly to their declared SHN accommodation using their own private vehicle, or pre-booked taxi/private hire car with any of the following transport operators:
|Transport Operator||Contact Details
||ComfortDelgro Taxi (Comfort & CityCab taxis)
||6333 1133 or via ComfortDelGro app
||GrabSHN, Go-Jek, Ryde, MVL(TADA)
||via respective providers’ app
Click here for the relevant transport advisories.
Stage 4: Self-isolation
☐ A) Serve self-isolation period
Travellers may self-isolate in the following accommodations:
- Place of residence; or
- Hotel of choice.
Travellers without a suitable place of residence may self-isolate at a hotel found in this non-exhaustive list. Before a booking is made, travellers should check and ensure that the hotel can accommodate guests who are self-isolating for their COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (“PCR Test”) result. During this period of self-isolation, the traveller is prohibited from leaving their accommodations.
Stage 5: End of Self-isolation period
☐ A) Release from self-isolation
Travellers may only leave their accommodation only after a negative result of the COVID-19 test taken on arrival in Singapore is conveyed. The result could be released to the traveller via a call, email, or SMS. Travellers with Singpass may also view their results via the HealthHub App.
Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 will and must receive medical treatment. The prevailing treatment charges will apply.
☐ B) Advisory on prevailing COVID-19 management in Singapore
After self-isolation, travellers may go about their activities but must comply with the latest public health measures. This includes the use of the TraceTogether app, which allows the identification of close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case. For the latest measures visit the Ministry of Health website for more details.
Some activities in Singapore may require proof of vaccination (e.g. attendance at large scale events, dining restrictions). If you had been vaccinated overseas, click here for details on whether you qualify, and how to receive local recognition of your vaccinated status.