Travellers arriving in Singapore before 23 Jan 2022, 2359h, via VTL (Land) will be subject to an on-arrival test, unsupervised self-administered antigen Rapid Test (ART) on Days 2, 4, 5 and 6 with submission of results online, and supervised ART on Days 3 and 7 from their arrival.
Travellers arriving in Singapore from 23 Jan 2022, 2359h, via VTL (Land) will perform an on-arrival test, and self-administered ART from Day 2 to 7 of their arrival.
VTL Land Travel Checklist
✓ For travellers including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, holders of a Singapore-issued Long-Term Pass and Malaysia Citizens entering Singapore via the Causeway taking designated buses for the VTL (Land).
✕ Not for travellers arriving in Singapore by plane ✈. Fully vaccinated travellers who intend to fly from Malaysia to Singapore should check the Vaccinated Travel Lane (Air) for more details.
✕ Non-Malaysian male Work Permit or S Pass workers in the Construction, Marine Shipyard or Process (CMP) Sector and workers staying in dormitories.
*The list of bus operators and websites will be regularly updated.
All short-term visitors (i.e. Malaysian citizens who are not Singapore Permanent Residents or holders of Singapore-issued long term passes), travelling to Singapore under VTL (Land), must purchase a suitable COVID-19 travel and/or medical insurance with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 against COVID-19 related medical charges. Travellers may be insured with a Singapore or overseas-based insurer. For the list of available insurance products offered in Singapore, click here.
⏰ Apply between 3 and 60 calendar days before the intended date of entry.
❌ Unvaccinated children aged 12 and below in this calendar year do not need to apply. However, they must comply with all other VTL (Land) conditions, including being a Singapore resident and being accompanied by a fully vaccinated VTL (Land) traveller.
⚠ Please note the following while making the application on the VTP application portal:
If your intended date of entry is not reflected in the portal, come back on another day to apply as VTP dates are made available in the system on a rolling basis.
Travellers who are vaccinated in Singapore are not required to submit their vaccination certificates as their vaccination records are already captured in the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) database.
Applicants not vaccinated in Singapore whose vaccination certificate contains multiple QR codes should ensure that they crop each QR code and upload them separately to avoid upload errors. Travellers who still experience issues uploading the QR code to the VTP application portal, should write to the Safe Travel Office for help and provide their vaccination certificate.
VTP is valid for 13 calendar days from the chosen date of entry.
(Example: A traveller holding a VTP (Land) for entry into Singapore on 1 December 2021 may enter Singapore on a designated VTL (Land) bus service on any day from 1 December to 14 December 2021. The traveller should apply for a new VTP if he is unable to enter Singapore from 1 December to 14 December.)
⏰ Take a pre-departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or Antigen Rapid Test (ART) within 2 days before departure for Singapore.
The test must be taken at a laboratory or centre accredited or recognised by the Malaysia Ministry of Health. Travellers should obtain a test report that:
Is in English (or accompanied with an English translation);
Contains the traveller’s name, and either date of birth or passport number (per the passport used to travel to Singapore);
Reflects the date and time the test was taken, the name of the testing institution; and
Has a negative test result.
Illustration of acceptable 2-day timeline: A traveller departing for Singapore on 3 December 2021 should take a pre-departure COVID-19 test no earlier than 1 December 2021.
❌Children aged two and below in this calendar year (i.e. child who has turned two this year) do not require a PDT.
⏰ Submit the SG Arrival Card health and travel history declaration up to 3 days before arriving in Singapore.
Travellers must fill the online SG Arrival Card (SGAC) before arriving in Singapore, otherwise they will be asked to it fill up on the spot and experience delays at the checkpoint. Please refer to the SGAC video guide if you are unsure how to fill it up.
The SGAC replaces the physical arrival “White Card”, which is no longer in use. SGAC is a free service and travellers should beware of websites offering to fill the SGAC declaration for a fee.
⚠ Defer travel if you:
Have COVID-19 symptoms; or
Are diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19 infection in the last 7 days before departing for Singapore and test positive for COVID-19 on a PCR test or professionally administered ART at least 72 hours after your initial diagnosis.
To enjoy automated immigration clearance at Woodlands Checkpoint, travellers may follow the following steps:
Singapore Permanent Residents
Perform a transfer of Re-Entry Permit to the new Passport using the weblink in MyICA
MOM Work Permit, S Pass, Employment Pass, Dependant Pass, Long-Term Pass Holder
Update Passport particulars through the “Notify MOM” option after selecting the relevant pass type in the MOM Website
ICA Long-Term Visit Pass Holder
To report a change in Passport particulars, you will need to:
Email ICA_Visit_Pass@ica.gov.sg with the subject title: Change of Passport Particulars for LTVP Holder (FIN No: XXXXXXXXXX); and
Attach the following documents in your email:
Passport biodata page
Long-Term Visit Pass card
Sponsor's Identity Card
Stage 2: Departure for Singapore
Present the following documents to transport operators for verification:
Ticket for designated VTL (Land) bus services
[Singapore Permanent Residents only] Singapore NRIC or Re-Entry Permit
[All non-Singapore Citizens and non-Singapore Permanent Residents] Physical or electronic copy of the VTP for the specified period of entry (per Stage 1D)
Valid digitally verifiable vaccination certificate issued by Malaysia, or any other digitally verifiable vaccination certificate accepted by Singapore under the VTL (Land) in English (per Stage 1A)
Valid pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test or ART showing a negative test result in English (per Stage 1E), except for children of and below the age of 2 and , with effect from 23 January 2022, 2359 hours, recovered travellers
Stage 3: Arrival in Singapore
Follow the instructions provided by the officers and signages on arrival. Travellers must present the same set of documentation listed in Stage 2 for immigration clearance.
⚠ Travellers who do not have the required documentation may be refused entry into Singapore by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
🚍 Travellers must board the same bus after clearing immigration, to be transported to the On-Arrival Test location.
Travellers will be ferried to Queen Street Terminal or Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange, where they will take their on-arrival COVID-19 ART. Including GST, the test costs $15 and travellers can make e-payment for the test on the spot.
❌ Children aged two and below in this calendar year (i.e. child who has turned two this year) do not require an on-arrival test.
❌[With effect from 23 January 2022, 2359 hours]Recovered travellers who are fully vaccinated do not require an on-arrival test.
🚍 Travellers can use any transport to leave Queen Street Terminal or Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange if they have tested negative for their on-arrival COVID-19 ART.
🚍 [With effect from 23 January 2022, 2359 hours] Travellers who have tested positive and are well are required to self-isolate at their place of residence or accommodation for the first 72 hours, and can resume normal activities when tested negative for a self-administered ART. Travellers who have tested positive and are medically high-risk or severely symptomatic should see a doctor.
Stage 4: Stay in Singapore
❌ Children aged two and below in this calendar year are exempted from this requirement.
❌[With effect from 23 January 2022, 2359 hours]Recovered travellers who are fully vaccinated are exempted from this requirement.
Travellers entering Singapore after 23 January 2022, 2359 hours will take a self-administered COVID-19 ART on Days 2 to 7 of their arrival and must test negative before leaving their place or residence or accommodation for the day. Travellers need not submit their ART results.
The vaccination status of all fully vaccinated VTL (Land) travellers vaccinated outside Singapore will be automatically reflected on their TraceTogether app1 day after arrival in Singapore.
All travellers 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. Please visit the Ministry of Health website for details on the prevailing measures.
Some activities in Singapore may require proof of vaccination (e.g. attendance at large scale events, entering shopping malls, dining in).