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Travel Checklist – Category (II) Travel History
This checklist is suitable only for travellers with travel and transit history to any Category (II) 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) Pre-Departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PDT)
Travellers must take a PDT within 48 hours before departure for Singapore, unless they:
- Below the age of three in this calendar year; or
- Have remained in any Category (I) country/region in the past 14 consecutive days before departure; or
- Are Singapore Citizen entering Singapore via the Causeway or Second Link.
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 .
☐ C) Submission of Health Declaration
Up to 72 hours before arrival in Singapore, travellers should submit an SG Arrival Card (SGAC) 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.
☐ D) 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 may be asked for the following:
- Entry approval letter (only for travellers who are not a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident); and
- Valid Pre-Departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test (PDT) showing a negative COVID-19 result
Travellers without the above may be denied boarding.
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.
As part of immigration clearance, travellers will be asked for their PDT report showing a negative COVID-19 result. Failing which, they may be turned away, and/or have their entry/re-entry or work-related permits and passes cancelled.
☐ 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) Issuance of Stay Home Notice (SHN)
A 7-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) will be sent to the email address provided by the traveller in their SGAC declaration. The SHN takes effect immediately on the day of its issuance.
☐ D) Transport to Declared Self-Isolation Accommodation
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:
||ComfortDelgro Taxi (Comfort & CityCab taxis)
||6333 1133 or via ComfortDelGro app
||GrabSHN, Go-Jek, Ryde, MVL(TADA)
||via respective providers’ app
The use of public transport (e.g. trains, buses, street-hailed taxis) is prohibited. Travellers must rely on the same transport options when commuting from their SHN accommodation for the COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test that is administered on the last day of SHN. To guarantee a smooth journey, click here for the relevant transport advisories.
Stage 4: Stay-Home Notice and COVID-19 Tests
☐ A) Serve Stay-Home Notice (SHN)
A Stay-Home Notice (SHN) comes into effect immediately upon its issuance. Travellers must remain in the SHN accommodation for the period specified in their SHN, unless they have/have been:
- Directed by the relevant authorities to do so;
- Scheduled to take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (“PCR test”) at the end of the SHN period; or
- Received a negative PCR test result for the test taken on the last day of SHN.
To calculate the estimated SHN end-date, click here for an SHN calculator. Travellers may complete their SHN at their own residence, self-sourced hotel, or serviced apartment. Travellers planning to serve their SHN at a self-sourced hotel should only secure their bookings after checking and ensuring that the hotel of choice can accommodate guests on SHN. Travellers may refer to this page for the non-exhaustive list of hotels offering SHN-accommodation.
During the SHN period, randomised in-person or phone/video compliance check(s) will be conducted. Failure to comply with any SHN-related requirement is an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act. Errant travellers can expect to be fined, imprisoned, and/or have their residency/work permits revoked. For more information on SHN-related compliance matters.
☐ B) COVID-19 Tests during SHN
Travellers will be scheduled to take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (“PCR test”) on the last day of the SHN. Travellers who do not receive their test appointment details a day before the end of their SHN should seek for assistance in writing via this form.
Stage 5: End of Stay-Home Notice
☐ A) Release from Stay-Home Notice(SHN)
Travellers can leave their SHN accommodation only after the end-of SHN COVID-19 test result is negative. The result of the test will be communicated to you via a call, email, or SMS about 24 hours from when the test was administered. 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 SHN, 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.