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Updated 16 July 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic deemed under control in Singapore, the city-state is progressively re-establishing cross-border travel by implementing Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Air Travel Pass (ATP) arrangements with select countries. The establishment of these special travel arrangements is a part of the Singaporean government’s broader effort to further ease and facilitate movement across the board while continuing to safeguard public health.

Can anyone travel to Singapore now? What important things do travellers need to know if they are planning to fly to Singapore?

 

Who can travel to Singapore?

With the COVID-19 pandemic deemed under control in Singapore, the city-state is progressively re-establishing cross-border travel by implementing Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Air Travel Pass (ATP) arrangements with select countries. The establishment of these special travel arrangements is a part of the Singaporean government’s broader effort to further ease and facilitate movement across the board while continuing to safeguard public health.

Citizens and permanent residents can travel to Singapore but are required to carry a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine.

The government of Singapore is also allowing entry for the following purposes of travel:

Short term business visits

Travellers who need to only make a short-term business trip to Singapore may use the lanes below. Only travellers with travel history to the listed countries/regions before arriving in Singapore may use the respective lanes.

Air Travel Pass

  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Mainland China (excluding Guangdong province)
  • New Zealand

Reciprocal Green Lane

  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Mainland China (Only for travellers from Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang)

 

Short Term Social Visits/Tourists

Short-term visits by foreigners are currently only allowed for countries/regions with a low risk of COVID-19 importation. Foreign travellers who are short-term travellers with travel history in the past 21 days to the following countries/regions only, may use the lanes below.

Air Travel Pass

  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Mainland China (excluding Guangdong province)
  • New Zealand

Air Travel Bubble

  • Hong Kong (launch deferred, click here for more details)

Following an increase in COVID transmissions, new entry approvals have been reduced or halted until further notice for all long-term pass holders with travel history to higher-risk countries/regions (i.e. all countries/regions, except Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, New Zealand and Taiwan).

Do I need to quarantine if I travel to Singapore?

Citizens and permanent residents can travel to Singapore but are required to carry a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine. The Stay Home Notice (SHN) requirement may be served either in a dedicated SHN facility or at their place of residence. Travellers opting for home isolation are required to wear an electronic monitoring device for the entirety of the SHN. Travellers must test negative for the viral infection before the SHN can be lifted.

Travellers holding an Air Travel Pass will undergo a COVID-19 PCR test at the airport upon arrival in Singapore. After undergoing the test, they must remain in isolation at declared accommodation until they are notified that their test result is negative. If the traveller tests negative for COVID-19, they can leave their accommodation and go about their activities in Singapore.

Travellers coming from countries under Reciprocal Green Lane will have to take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours from departure and show a certificate of having tested negative for COVID-19. After arrival in Singapore, they will again undergo a COVID-19 PCR test at the airport at their own expense. After undergoing the test, they must remain in isolation at declared accommodation until they are notified that their test result is negative. If the traveller tests negative for COVID-19, they can leave their accommodation and go about their activities in Singapore.

To facilitate contact tracing, all travellers must keep the TraceTogether app activated on their mobile devices while in Singapore.

Are there flights to Singapore now?

International flights to and from Singapore are currently available. A search through Wego shows a number of flights inbound for Singapore. If you’re looking to visit Singapore from one of the approved countries, you shouldn’t find any trouble securing your flight tickets.