Can I Enter Singapore During the Pandemic?

Singapore has implemented strict measures for travellers to Singapore.

The Editor | Aug. 27, 2021 | 460 reads
Can I Enter Singapore During the Pandemic?
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Travelers who have been approved for entry should meet the specific requirements in their respective Safe Travel Lanes. If they do not meet the requirements, they might be denied entry.

Travelers are also required to comply with:
1. COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (“PCR Test”)
2. Pre-departure test
3. Stay-Home Notice measures
4. Mandatory COVID-19 Travel Insurance

Visitors should not travel to Singapore if:
1. They are diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19 infection in the last 21 days before departing for Singapore.
2. Have COVID-19 symptoms

Had close contact with any person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days before departing for Singapore.

Safe Travel Lanes

The world has been severely impacted by COVID-19. Singapore has designated SafeTravel lanes to control entry in Singapore, based on the traveller’s profile and his/her purpose of travel. Their travel history to other countries/regions will also be considered.

Only the following categories of travel are currently allowed:

1. Returning Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
Even if you are from any country/region, you will be allowed to enter Singapore without any approval. However, prevailing travel health measures will apply.

2. Long Term Pass Holders and Immediate Relatives of Singapore Citizens or PRs
If you are a Long Term Pass Holder or an immediate relative of Singapore Citizens/PRs, you will need to apply for entry approval to enter Singapore.

As of the time of publication, travellers with travel history to all countries/regions except Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are allowed to enter through these lanes.

Also, fully vaccinated travellers departing from Germany and Brunei may be able to utilise the Vaccinated Travel Lane which is open for applications from 1 Sep 2021, for first arrivals on 8 Sep 2021.

3. Short-term Business Visits
A. Air Travel Pass
- Hong Kong (For entries on or after 26 August 2021)
- Macao (For entries on or after 26 August 2021)
- Mainland China (excluding Jiangsu province)
- New Zealand
- Taiwan

B. Reciprocal Green Lane
- Brunei Darussalam
- Mainland China (but only for travellers from Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang)

C. Connect@Singapore
All countries/regions except Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

D. Vaccinated Travel Lane
- Brunei (for entry on or after 8 Sep 2021)
- Germany (for entry on or after 8 Sep 2021)

4. Short-term Social Visits only from the following countries:
• Brunei
• Germany
• Hong Kong
• Macao
• Mainland China (excluding Jiangsu province)
• New Zealand
• Taiwan

5. Death and critical illness emergency visit
Travellers from all countries/regions are allowed to enter Singapore on a short-term basis to attend to a family crisis. such as the death or critical illness of family member in Singapore. Do note that only a maximum of two visitors per case is allowed.

Applications for urgent emergency entry can be submitted via https://go.gov.sg/sto-enquiry. Select “appeal for entry into Singapore under compassionate reasons” as the enquiry category.

To expedite the assessment process, travellers who are requesting for emergency entry are strongly encouraged to submit the following these supporting documents:
- Death certificate or any other documents as proof of death, or
- Doctor’s letter/memo proving critical illness of the immediate family member in Singapore;
- Official documents proving familial connection with the deceased or critically ill in Singapore;
- Passport biodata page of all travellers; and
- Any other supporting documents.

You have to be APPROVED. But you must abide by the Stay Home Notice and COVID-19 tests. Officers will facilitate arrangements for the travellers to make short and safe visits to the medical facility and/or funeral, subject to the prevailing health policies governing such visits.

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