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Updated 26 July 2022

Beyond Singapore’s stellar reputation as a regional and international business partner of choice, the city is a fascinating metropolis where tradition meets modernity. Whether you’re a nature lover, a gourmet connoisseur, or a party-goer, Singapore simply has something for everyone. 

If you’re planning on visiting this highly developed island nation, here’s all you need to know about travelling from Dubai to Singapore.

Dubai to Singapore flights

Several flights by Emirates and Singapore Airlines are being regularly operated between Dubai and Singapore. The frequency of these flights has been progressively increased after Singapore relaxed its travel restrictions, especially for vaccinated arrivals to facilitate the reopening of borders.

Emirates

Flight price and schedule

Dubai to Singapore: One direct flight and upto 12 connecting flights on all days of the week
Flight tickets start from AED 3,580. 

Flight duration

A direct flight from Dubai to Singapore typically takes around 7 hours and 35 minutes to complete. Connecting flights could take anywhere between 7 to 37 hours. 

Singapore Airlines 

Flight price and schedule

Dubai to Singapore: One direct flight operated by SQ495 is available on days of the week
Flight tickets start from AED 1,650.

Flight duration

A direct flight operated by Singapore Airlines from Dubai to Singapore is scheduled to take 7 hours 30 minutes. 

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Dubai to Singapore travel requirements

As per Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, the latest travel guidelines issued by the government according to the COVID-19 Vaccinated Travel Framework stipulate different entry requirements for fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers.

Fully vaccinated travellers 

To be considered to be fully vaccinated, travellers from Dubai must:

  • Be fully vaccinated with WHO EUL vaccines if born in or before 2009 (i.e. aged 13 and above by year of birth) – “Fully vaccinated” means minimally one dose of CanSinoBIO/Convidecia or Janssen/J&J, or minimally 2 doses of AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Moderna/Spikevax, Covishield, Novavax/Covovax/Nuvaxovid, Pfizer/BioNTech/COMIRNATY, Sinovac or Sinopharm. Mixed doses using these WHO EUL vaccines, and one vaccination dose after a COVID-19 infection are also acceptable. Boosters are not necessary for entry. However, to maintain vaccinated status after 30 days from entry into Singapore, travellers must receive a booster dose if their primary series vaccination was completed more than 270 days ago.
  • Be vaccinated against Yellow Fever if you have visited Yellow Fever high-risk countries/regions in Africa and Latin America -a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required.

Children born in or after 2010 (i.e. aged 12 and below by year of birth) can enter Singapore following the rules mentioned for fully vaccinated travellers regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. 

Entry requirements 

All vaccinated travellers entering the country must:

  • Prepare proof of vaccination
  • Obtain additional entry documents (if required) such as visa
  • Passport with at least 6 months validity 
  • Complete your SG Arrival Card (SGAC) up to 3 days before your arrival in Singapore.

Testing and quarantine requirements 

There are no quarantine or COVID-19 testing measures for fully vaccinated travellers and travellers aged 12 and below. However, you must comply with the latest public health measures. This includes the use of the TraceTogether mobile application for contact tracing and to show proof of vaccination in Vaccination-Differentiated settings (VDS).

Non vaccinated travellers 

Travellers who do not meet the vaccination requirements above are considered non-fully vaccinated travellers and will be subject to entry approvals, tests and quarantine. This includes travellers who:

  1. Are born in or before 2009 (i.e. age 13 and above by year of birth)
  2. Are medically exempted from COVID-19 vaccination
  3. Took non-WHO EUL vaccines and/or did not complete the full dosage of WHO EUL COVID-19 vaccines
  4. Recovered from COVID-19 but did not complete the minimum dosage of WHO EUL COVID-19 vaccines

Generally, non-fully vaccinated long-term pass holders and short-term visitors are not allowed to enter Singapore unless in exceptional circumstances.

Entry requirements 

All unvaccinated travellers entering the country must have obtained entry approval. Entry approval is not required if you are a:
  1. Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  2. Long-Term Pass holder, including In-Principle Approval holders, born between 2005 and 2010 (inclusive), and arriving before 1 July 2022 only. Entries from 1 Jul 2022 will require entry approvals.

In addition, travellers must: 

  • Obtain additional entry documents (if required) such as visa
  • Have a passport with at least 6 months validity 
  • Complete your SG Arrival Card (SGAC) up to 3 days before your arrival in Singapore.

Testing requirements 

A pre-departure test is not required if you tested positive for COVID-19 between 14 to 90 days before your date of departure for Singapore. Use this tool to check if the pre-departure test can be waived, and the documentation required to prove your first infection or recovery.

Otherwise, take any of the following COVID-19 tests within 2 days before departure:

  1. COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test (PCR test) at an internationally accredited or recognized lab/clinic/medical facility – travellers should seek advice from the country’s/region’s Ministry of Health equivalent for the approved COVID-19 PCR test providers; OR
  2. Antigen Rapid Test (ART) that is:
    1. Administered by a trained professional; or
    2. [Singapore Citizens, PRs and Long-Term Pass Holders (including In-Principle Approval holders) only] Self-administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART) remotely supervised by an approved ART provider in Singapore.

Ask for a non-handwritten PDT report that is in English (or accompanied by a notarized English translation) with the following details:

  1. Traveller’s name, and Date of Birth or Passport number (per the passport used to travel to Singapore); and
  2. Reflects the date and result of the COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

You will be placed on 7-day Stay Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival. During this period, you will remain in your declared SHN accommodation for the full 7 days. Following immigration clearance, you will:

  1. Receive a 7-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) via the email address provided in your SGAC declaration; and
  2. Commute directly to your declared SHN accommodation using private transport, taxis (including street-hailed taxis) or private-hire car (GrabSHN, Go-Jek, Ryde, MVL Tada). The use of public transport (e.g. trains, buses) is prohibited.

Secure any of the following accommodation for at least 7 days for your SHN:

  1. Place of residence (excluding workers’ dormitories);
  2. Serviced apartment; or
  3. Hotel of choice from this non-exhaustive list.

The 7-day Stay Home Notice requires you to quarantine and takes effect immediately upon its issuance. Remain in your declared SHN accommodation for the period specified in the notice, unless you are:

  1. Directed by the relevant authority to leave your accommodation; OR
  2. Scheduled to take your mandatory SHN-exit COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PCR Test).

To avoid queues, pay for your SHN-exit PCR test during your application for Entry Approval. Otherwise, pay for the test using the payment link found in your SHN (sent to your email address) before your appointment. Including GST, each test is S$125.

If you did not receive your test appointment details a day before the end of your SHN, contact the SafeTravel Office at 6812 5555 for assistance. If you are unwell on the day of your test, remain in your SHN accommodation and alert the relevant authorities.

Your SHN will end upon completion of the 7-day SHN period, or upon receipt of a negative PCR test result, whichever is later. The failure to comply with any SHN-related requirement is an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act. Errant travellers will first be issued an Electronic Monitoring Device (EMD) from ICA. For subsequent breaches, traveller can be fined, imprisoned, and/or have their residency/work permits revoked.

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