COVID-19 travel restrictions: Singapore

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This article has been written on the March 11, 2022 and contains accurate information. However, we highly recommend you check the latest travel requirements before you book a trip since covid regulations are constantly updating.

Can I enter Singapore?

Presently, foreign travelers can enter Singapore if they meet certain COVID-19 requirements.

As of April 2022, foreign travelers can enter Singapore by:

  • Reciprocal Green Lane (Brunei Darussalam and Mainland China only)
  • General Category Countries scheme (all countries and regions of the world)

Traveler with backpack in Singapore — ShutterstockTravelers can now enter Singapore with the introduction of the Safe Travel Lane program — Shutterstock

Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL)

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can apply for the Reciprocal Green Lane. The program is open for residents arriving from:

  • Brunei Darussalam — travelers must have been there for 14 days before arrival in Singapore
  • Mainland China (Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Zhejiang) — travelers must have been there for seven days before arrival in Singapore

As of April 2022, RGL has been suspended for the following countries: 

  • Germany
  • Republic of Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia

So far, there is no information concerning resumption of the program for these countries.

Travel documents and obligations

  • Apply for the RGL program, and complete all the requirements mentioned there during your stay in Singapore
  • A travel insurance with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related needs
  • A PCR test no older than 72 hours
  • A PCR test upon arrival in Singapore at the airport
  • Self-isolation until the test result is received

General Category Countries

Presently, all countries (except for those that belong to the RGL countries) fall under General Category Countries

Travel documents and obligations if I am vaccinated

  • A vaccination certificate with the last dose received at least 14 days before arrival 
  • A PCR test or antigen test no older than 48 hours before arrival

Please, be aware of vaccines approved in Singapore and intervals of their administration: 

  • Janssen — one dose 
  • AstraZeneca — two doses at least 24 days apart 
  • Covaxin Bharat Biotech — two doses at least 24 days apart
  • Moderna — two doses at least 24 days apart  
  • Serum Institute of India Covishield — two doses at least 24 days apart 
  • Novavax — two doses at least 17 days apart 
  • Pfizer— two doses at least 17 days apart 
  • Sinopharm — two doses at least 17 days apart 
  • Sinovac — two doses at least 13 days apart 
  • Coronavac — two doses at least 17 days apart 

Travel documents and obligations if I am unvaccinated

  • A PCR test or antigen test no older than 48 hours before arrival
  • Self-isolation for seven days at the declared place of accommodation
  • A PCR test on day seven

Can I leave Singapore?

There are no tight COVID-19-related restrictions for leaving Singapore. However, traveling for non-essential purposes is still not recommended.

Please ensure that you’ve checked the requirements of your destination country concerning COVID-19 tests and health declarations.

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

  • A document confirming vaccination 

Please be aware that COVID-19 tests may be required from vaccinated travelers in some countries.

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

Unvaccinated travelers have to present one of the following documents: 

  • Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (it has to state that the visitor has been infected no later than six months before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Singapore currently

As of January 2022, COVID-19 situation in Singapore is relatively safe. Over 88% of the total population have been vaccinated.

Singapore passport with a medical mask inside it — ShutterstockPrepare all necessary documents in advance of your trip to Singapore — Shutterstock

FAQs

Is it safe to travel to Singapore right now?

International travel to Singapore is safe provided you follow the basic regulations:

  • Avoid group gatherings
  • Do not visit crowded areas like malls or participate in mask-off classes

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Singapore?

Please scroll up to see the Reciprocal Green Lane and General Category Countries programs to learn information concerning mandatory quarantine.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Singapore?

You will find all the applications used by the programs in the section Reciprocal Green Lane and General Category Countries programs. 

What are the most popular direct flights to Singapore?

The most popular flights to Singapore are from:

What are the biggest international airports in Singapore?

The biggest international airport in Singapore is Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)

Useful links 

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