Updated 6 July 2021
While several countries worldwide experience devastating upsurges in COVID cases, the city-state of Singapore emerges as one of the safest places to weather the global pandemic.
With a combination of a highly effective vaccination program and strict travel and border security rules, imported cases are usually stopped dead in their tracks with new arrivals immediately placed in isolation.
However, Singapore’s strict travel restrictions also apply to its residents and citizens as well. Although many countries worldwide are opening their borders to Singaporean tourists, that does not necessarily mean leisure travel is readily available.
We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of countries open for travel from Singapore. Keep in mind that many of the following countries and territories implement on-arrival quarantine requirements and may not necessarily be open for non-essential travels.
Can Singaporeans travel internationally?
Singapore has established SafeTravel corridors or travel bubble arrangements with selected countries and regions mostly for business and/or essential travel. As for countries and destinations beyond the bubble arrangements, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung has stated that the long-awaited return of leisure travel may be possible by the end of the year.
Where can Singaporeans travel to?
Many countries rightly view Singapore in a positive light due to its success in mitigating the viral outbreak. Thus, Singapore is present in numerous green and safe lists around the world. Once international leisure travel is back on the table, Singaporean tourists will have plenty of options to choose from.
France has implemented its traffic light system categorizing countries to green, orange and red lists. From 9 June, fully vaccinated travellers from countries on the green list will be able to gain entry into France without any restrictions and quarantine measures. Non-vaccinated travellers from the green list will have to present proof of a PCR or antigen test taken within the last 72 hours before their arrival to France. Singapore is currently included in France’s green list.
Other European countries open for Singapore residents
Quarantine not required
- Albania. Arriving passengers are not required to obtain a negative COVID test to enter Albania.
- Andorra. Everyone travelling to Andorra is exempt from having to serve quarantine. All tourists planning to spend three or more nights must have a negative test result issued within 72 hours before arrival.
- Armenia. Travelers entering Armenia are required to present the results of a PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or submit to a PCR test at the airport. Arrivals exhibiting symptoms, or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
- Austria. Austria welcomes fully vaccinated travellers from Singapore without any quarantine requirements. This also applies to unvaccinated children under the age of 18. Accepted vaccines are Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinopharm and Sinovac. Following their final dose, travellers are considered vaccinated for the following six months.
- Belgium. No testing or quarantine requirements are in place for travellers from Singapore.
- Bosnia & Herzegovina. Entry requires negative COVID test results taken within 48 hours before arrival.
- Bulgaria. A negative RT-PCR test taken within the last 72 hours is required to avoid quarantine. Bulgaria is also accepting vaccine certificates obtained at least 14 days before entry.
- Croatia. No testing or quarantine requirements are in place for travellers from Singapore.
- Cyprus. No testing or quarantine requirements are in place for travellers from Singapore.
- Denmark. No testing or quarantine requirements are in place for travellers from Singapore.
- Finland. No testing or quarantine requirements are in place for travellers from Singapore.
- Georgia. Fully vaccinated travelers from around the world can visit the country of Georgia. Travelers just need to show proof that they received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (or one dose, in the case of the J&J vaccine) at the border checkpoints.
- Gibraltar. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers are required to take an on-arrival test. If remaining in Gibraltar for more than 7 days, travellers will also be required to take a further Lateral Flow Test on Day 5 from the date of arrival.
- Greece. Vaccinated travellers are required to present a certificate stating they have been fully vaccinated or have a valid negative test. Arrivals must also fill out the Passenger Locator Form prior to departure.
- Iceland. All travelers are welcome to visit Iceland if they can show either a certificate of full vaccination against COVID, or a certificate of previous COVID infection. A negative test resut will not be required.
- Italy. Arrivals from Singapore need to present a negative PCR test issued within 72 hours prior to arrival. All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form.
- Malta. Entry requires proof of negative PCR COVID-19 swab test done within the previous 72 hours.
- North Macedonia. Arriving passengers are not required to obtain a negative COVID test to enter North Macedonia.
- Russia. All passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival. The test result must be in English or Russian. A notarized translation to Russian is accepted. Quarantine will only be required if a passenger develops any symptoms of COVID-19
- Serbia. Arriving passengers are required to obtain a negative COVID test to enter Serbia. A negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival is required.
- Spain. Spain is opening to fully vaccinated travellers from around the world in an attempt to kick start its summer tourism season. A negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before arrival is also a requirement. Tests accepted are: PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR and TMA.
- Switzerland. Fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from the infection in the last six months will be able to enter Switzerland without any quarantine and pre-testing measures. Vaccinated travellers must have received vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or one of the vaccines included in the WHO’s Emergency Use Listing. These include the Pfizer BioNTech, Sinopharm and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines.
- Turkey. All arriving passengers are required to present have a negative PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
- The United Kingdom. Singapore is included in the UK’s green list. To gain entry into the UK, travellers must take a COVID-19 test, book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England, and complete a passenger locator form.
- The Netherlands. Travellers arriving from Singapore must self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Passengers must also have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: LAMP, MPOCT, NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR and TMA.
Africa and the Middle East
Singapore travellers are welcome to visit the country and enjoy a plethora of eye-opening experiences without having to worry about on-arrival quarantine. For unvaccinated travellers, a negative COVID test issued within 72 hours prior to departure is all that is required to be admitted into the country.
Quarantine not required
- Bahrain. All passengers regardless of their vaccination status must provide an approved PCR test certificate with a QR Code 48 hours before departure. All passengers from all countries must undergo the PCR test again upon arrival in the Kingdom of Bahrain and on the 10th day after arrival.
- Cape Verde. No quarantine required, but a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen or RT-PCR test result must be presented. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
- Djibouti. Vaccinated travellers will not be subjected to quarantine but are still required to provide a negative PCR-test. The test must be taken within 72 hours of the start of the journey and 120 hours of arrival in Djibouti. For unvaccinated traveleers, quarantine will not be required if COVID test result returns negative.
- Ethiopia. Quarantine required for Passengers without negative COVID-19 RT-PCR certificate.
- Ghana. Quarantine not required if COVID test result returns negative.
- Jordan. All arrivals must have negative COVID-19 past, no older than 72 hours and it’s required to undergo a second PCR test upon arrival. Prior to departure, travellers must complete a Declaration Form.
- Kenya. Quarantine not required if COVID test result returns negative.
- Mozambique. Quarantine not required when presenting a valid negative test result.
- Rwanda. Passengers entering or transiting through Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. No quarantine is necessary unless arriving from India or Uganda.
- Seychelles. The country is welcoming all visitors from any part of the world as long as they have had a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure for Seychelles. Fully vaccinated travellers can enter Seychelles without quarantine.
- Somalia. Must present a negative COVID test and will be quarantined if showing symptoms.
- South Africa. A health screening and negative PCR test are required for all countries. Depending on screening results, quarantine may be required. Passengers entering or transiting through South Africa must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
- Tanzania. Arriving passengers from Singapore are not required to obtain a negative COVID test to enter Tanzania, unless exhibiting symptoms.
- Togo. Quarantine not required if COVID test result returns negative.
- Uganda. Travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be tested upon arrival and required to quarantine until results are in.
- The UAE. Travellers from Singapore may enter the UAE and will not be required to quarantine. They must provide a negative PCR test issued within 72 hours prior to arrival. Travellers must also possess a valid health insurance.
- Zambia. Must present a negative COVID test and will be quarantined if showing symptoms.
- Lebanon. Travellers must complete the Airport Tracking Registration Form before departure and must be prepared to take an on-arrival test. All arrivals must then complete a 48-hour quarantine at an approved hotel.
Asia, Oceania and the South Pacific
The paradise that is the Maldives is opening its borders to tourists from Singapore and the world. No quarantine requirement is necessary as long as travellers are in possession of a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Travellers must complete a Traveller Health Declaration at most 24 hours before departure.
- Afghanistan. Entry is allowed to travelers with a valid visa. Self-isolation at home is advised for 14 days in case of high temperature on arrival.
- China. Singapore residents can travel to six Chinese provinces and municipalities (Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang) under the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) arrangement for business or official reasons if they are sponsored by a company or government agency in China.
- Kyrgyzstan. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the first embarkation point. Vaccinated passengers will not be required to produce a negative test. Passengers could be subject to an on-arrival test with those testing positive required to quarantine.
- Thailand (Phuket). Travellers travelling to Phuket with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival will not be subjected to quarantine. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covidshield, Janssen, Moderna , Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac.
- Ubekistan. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the flight to Uzbekistan. The test result must be in English or Russian. Quarantine or self-isolation for 14 days required for all countries.
The Americas & Caribbean
A completed Health Assessment form must be submitted here at most 72 hours before departure. A travel authorization must be presented at the time of check-in. Passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result (Molecular SARS-CoV-2 test based on a nasal swab) issued at most 72 hours before departure must upload the test at www.edcardaruba.aw at most 12 hours before departure. Passengers without a medical certificate are subject to a PCR test on arrival at their own expense and quarantine for 1 day.
Quarantine not required
- Antigua and Barbuda. A health declaration form will have to be filled by all passengers on incoming flights.
Negative COVID-19 report mandatory to carry for entry, the test being no older than 7 days before the flight. Travellers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and might be required to quarantine based on results.
- Belize. Either a negative PCR test result or proof of having received two full doses of a COVID-19 vaccine is required.
- Brazil. Travellers must complete a Traveler’s Health Declaration form before departure and present it upon arrival. Travellers must also carry a negative RT-PCR test certificate taken no earlier than 72 hours.
- Colombia. A Check Mig form must be submitted at most 24 hours before departure. A negative PCR test issued within 96 hours prior to boarding will be required for all passengers (children included)
- Dominican Republic. No restrictions like PCR test certificates or mandatory quarantine. On arrival, randomly chosen passengers from the pool will be subjected to a COVID test and if found positive, the quarantine will follow.
- Ecuador. Travellers can visit Ecuador as long as they show proof of vaccination at the airport before departure. Travelllers do not need to provide PCR test upon arrival but will be screened for symptoms (such as fever, cough, general malaise, loss of smell, loss of taste). If there’s cause for concern, travelers will be required to take a rapid antigen test and, if it comes back positive, isolate for 10 days at their own expense. If the rapid antigen test is negative, the visitor can continue on their trip and will not need to isolate.
- El Salvador. Visitors need an LAMP, NAAT, RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival, or proof of vaccination. Passengers younger than 2 years and those having a diplomatic passport are exempt from this.
- Guatemala. Arrivals need to present one of the following-
- COVID–19 vaccine certificate proving the vaccine was administered at least two weeks prior to arrival
- a negative COVID–19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival
- proof of having tested positive for COVID–19 and recovered within three months of arrival
- Guyana. All passengers must take a test at least 7 days prior to arrival and have a negative PCR COVID-19 certificate upon entry. Anyone arriving to Guyana that is suspected to be infected, might be required to quarantine in a government facility.
- Honduras. You must fill an Immigration Pre-check form and present a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival from a test taken in the previous 72 hours. Fully vaccinated individuals with their original vaccination certificate are no longer required to provide proof of a negative COVID test upon entry in Honduras.
- Mexico. Arriving passengers are not required to obtain a negative COVID test to enter Mexico.
- Nicaragua. Travellers from Singapore will not be required to quarantine or undertake tests on-arrival.
- Puerto Rico. No quarantine is needed if you carry a negative PCR test report (taken 72 hours prior). If you fail to carry one, you will have to stay in quarantine for 14 days or take a test to get an early release.
- St. Kitts & Nevis. The authorities of St. Kitts & Nevis have recently announced that the islands will only accept fully vaccinated travellers henceforth. A negative PCR test issued within 72 hours prior to departure is also required.
- Turks and Caicos. All tourists must register on TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal, possess a negative COVID-19 test taken no earlier than 5 days of departure and have travel or health insurance that covers the cost of COVID-19 treatment.
- The USA. Passengers entering or transiting through the USA must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are antigen, NAAT, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA.
- Venezuela. Travellers must register online before departure to obtain a QR code which must be presented upon arrival. All travellers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed within 48 hours of boarding their incoming flight. All individuals will be subjected to a COVID-19 test at port of entry to be administered by local health authorities. If you test positive for COVID-19, quarantine at a state-designated facility is compulsory.
- Bermuda. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 5 days before arrival. Unvaccinated travellers will need to quarantine for 14 days in a hotel at their own expense. The hotel must be booked here. A travel authorization needs to be obtained at most 3 days before departure.
- Panama. Travellers have to show a negative COVID-19 PCR, RT-PCR, or Antigen test result, taken at most 48 hours before arrival and need to take a second test on arrival. A completed “Declaracion Jurada de Salud” must be presented upon arrival. Quarantine is necessary for 3 days on arrival.
- Paraguay. Visitors must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT or RT-PCR test result, taken at most 72 hours before arrival, and international medical insurance with coverage of coronavirus treatment costs. Passengers must complete a “Traveler’s Health Information” at most 24 hours before departure.