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Singapore travel restrictions

COVID-19 Vacc. -168.1%
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates
Published on 22.10.2021, Singapore Airlines:

SIA to resume Singapore-Manchester-Houston service.

Published on 22.10.2021, Scoot:

Scoot resumes non-stop flights between Singapore and Berlin, complementing the flights via Athens.

Published on 22.10.2021, Singapore Airlines:

Frankfurt loses Singapore Airlines’ A380 to London Heathrow

Published on 21.10.2021, Singapore Airlines:

Singapore Airlines to resume Singapore-Houston flights on 01DEC21.

Published on 20.10.2021, Singapore Airlines:

Singapore Airlines to operate its Airbus A380s on short-haul flights to Kuala Lumpur.

Published on 19.10.2021, Singapore Airlines:

Singapore expands quarantine-free travel for vaccinated passengers.

Published on 15.10.2021, Air France, KLM:

Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines offer four weekly designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights to Singapore.

Published on 15.10.2021, Singapore Airlines:

Singapore Airlines to fly the A380 again in November.

Published on 12.10.2021, Singapore Airlines:

Websites Crash in Rush for Travel Bookings as Singapore Opens Up.

Published on 12.10.2021, Singapore Airlines:

Singapore Airlines to launch services to Vancouver and Seattle, between 02DEC21-15FEB22.

Published on 08.10.2021, Singapore Airlines:

Singapore, USA in talks about vaccinated travel arrangement.

Published on 30.09.2021, :

30.09.2021 The Singapore airlines states that anybody wanting to use the lounge – even if they're not actually flying on SQ – must present "a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken at a recognised or accredited clinic, laboratory or medical facility within 72 hours before the scheduled departure date of your flight." 15.09.2021 Singapore Airlines cancels dozens of international flights to Australia.

Published on 30.09.2021, :

30.09.2021 The Singapore airlines states that anybody wanting to use the lounge – even if they're not actually flying on SQ – must present "a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken at a recognised or accredited clinic, laboratory or medical facility within 72 hours before the scheduled departure date of your flight." 15.09.2021 Singapore Airlines cancels dozens of international flights to Australia.

Published on 30.09.2021, :

30.09.2021 The Singapore airlines states that anybody wanting to use the lounge – even if they're not actually flying on SQ – must present "a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken at a recognised or accredited clinic, laboratory or medical facility within 72 hours before the scheduled departure date of your flight." 15.09.2021 Singapore Airlines cancels dozens of international flights to Australia.

Published on 28.09.2021, Singapore Airlines:

Singapore to Resume JFK, San Francisco Flights in November.

Published on 16.09.2021, Singapore Airlines:

Singapore Airlines cancels dozens of flights to Australia because of uncertainty over border re-openings.

Published on 15.09.2021, Singapore Airlines:

Singapore Airlines cancels dozens of international flights to Australia.

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Singapore
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers (except those with travel history to South Africa or United Kingdom within the past 14 days prior to departure for Singapore) with a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or a Long-Term Visit Pass In-Principle Approval (LTVP IPA). They must have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
– This does not apply to passengers (except those with travel history to South Africa or United Kingdom within the past 14 days prior to departure for Singapore) with a Work Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP), Dependant’s Pass, or the respective In-Principle Approval (IPA) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). They must have an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
– This does not apply to passengers (except those with travel history to South Africa or United Kingdom within the past 14 days prior to departure for Singapore) with a Student’s Pass (STP) or a Student’s Pass In-Principle Approval (STP IPA). They must have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
– This does not apply to passengers (except those with travel history to South Africa or United Kingdom within the past 14 days prior to departure for Singapore) with an approval letter from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Health (MOH), or Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).
– This does not apply to passengers with an Air Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore if they:
— have stayed in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei or New Zealand in the last 14 days before departure; and
— have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and
— have a mobile device with the TraceTogether app downloaded, unless they are aged 12 years old or younger in that calendar year and travelling with a parent or guardian, or those who are unable to use a mobile device due to a certified disability and/or special need.
– This does not apply to residents of China (People’s Rep.) if they:
— have a valid Safe Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-China Fast Lane; and
— have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and
— have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result, taken within 72 hours before departure; and
— stayed in Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin, or Zhejiang in the last 7 days before departure; and
— have a return ticket or proof of other transportation arrangements to depart from Singapore.
– This does not apply to returning passengers with a Work Pass, Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass, or Long-Term Visit Pass who have a Entry Travel Pass issued by the Brunei authorities under the Singapore-Brunei Reciprocal Green Lane, an invitation letter issued by the Chinese authorities under the Singapore-China Fast Lane, a Singapore-Germany-Singapore (SGS) Travel Pass issued by the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce under the Singapore-Germany Reciprocal Green Lane, an electronic visa issued by the Indonesian authorities, an approval letter issued by the Embassy of Japan under the Singapore-Japan Reciprocal Green Lane, an approval letter issued by the Korea (Rep.) Embassy in Singapore under the Singapore-ROK Fast Lane, or a MyTravelPass approval letter issued by the Malaysian authorities under the Singapore-Malaysia Reciprocal Green Lane. They do not require an approval letter from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), or Ministry of Education (MOE).

Passengers entering Singapore must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result, taken within 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English, and must include the date the test was taken, and a minimum of 2 personal identifiers as stated in the passport (i.e. name and either date of birth or passport number). For passengers with a connecting flight(s) where the total transit duration is more than 24 hours, the test must have been taken at most 72 hours of the last direct flight to Singapore.
– This does not apply to passengers who are 6 years or younger.
– This does not apply to passengers with a Pre-approved Business Pass.
– This does not apply to passengers who have only been to low risk countries/regions in the past 14 days before entry into Singapore. Please refer to https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/arriving/overview for the low-risk countries/regions.
– This does not apply to passengers who have only been to low risk countries/regions, who transited in non-low risk countries/regions.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at least 22 days before arrival.

Passengers must comply with the prevailing Singapore government requirements upon entry into Singapore. Please refer to https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg .

Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. Passengers should register and pre-pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test prior to departing for Singapore at https://safetravel.changiairport.com .
– This does not apply to passengers who are 6 years or younger.

Passengers must submit a health declaration before arrival via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service (https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard) or via the mobile application.

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Flight Restrictions

Published on 28.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers with a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or a Long-Term Visit Pass In-Principle Approval (LTVP IPA). They must have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
– This does not apply to passengers with a Work Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP), Dependant’s Pass, or the respective In-Principle Approval (IPA) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). They must have an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
– This does not apply to passengers with a Student’s Pass (STP) or a Student’s Pass In-Principle Approval (STP IPA). They must have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
– This does not apply to passengers with an approval letter from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Health (MOH), or Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).
– This does not apply to passengers with an Air Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore if they:
— have stayed in Australia (excluding Victoria State), Brunei Darussalam, New Zealand or Viet Nam in the last 14 days before departure; and
— have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and
— have a mobile device with the TraceTogether app downloaded, unless they are aged 12 years old or younger in that calendar year and travelling with a parent or guardian, or those who are unable to use a mobile device due to a certified disability and/or special need.
– This does not apply to residents of China (People’s Rep.) if they:
— have a valid Safe Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-China Fast Lane; and
— have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and
— have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result, taken within 72 hours before departure; and
— stayed in Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin, or Zhejiang in the last 7 days before departure; and
— have a return ticket or proof of other transportation arrangements to depart from Singapore.
– This does not apply to returning passengers with a Work Pass, Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass, or Long-Term Visit Pass who have a Entry Travel Pass issued by the Brunei authorities under the Singapore-Brunei Reciprocal Green Lane, an invitation letter issued by the Chinese authorities under the Singapore-China Fast Lane, an electronic visa issued by the Indonesian authorities, an approval letter issued by the Embassy of Japan under the Singapore-Japan Reciprocal Green Lane, an approval letter issued by the Korea (Rep.) Embassy in Singapore under the Singapore-ROK Fast Lane, or a MyTravelPass approval letter issued by the Malaysian authorities under the Singapore-Malaysia Reciprocal Green Lane. They do not require an approval letter from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), or Ministry of Education (MOE).

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in India, Indonesia, Philippines
Passengers who have been to India, Indonesia or the Philippines within the past 14 days before entry or transit through Singapore must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result, taken within 72 hours before departure from India, Indonesia or the Philippines. Please refer to moh.gov.sg
– This does not apply to passengers aged 12 or below.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.
Entry without the Vaccinated Travel Lane (for Singapore residents only). You need to:
• take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test
within 48 hours before departing for Singapore
• quarantine for 7 days at a declared address in Singapore if you spent any of the the last 14 days in the UK. The guidelines vary depending on which country you’re arriving from, so you should check the guide for travellers on the Safe Travel website
• arrivals from the UK need to take a PCR test on arrival, and a further PCR test on day 7
veryone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations not travelling on a Vaccinated Travel Lane will be issued with a ‘Stay at Home Notice’ (SHN). For arrivals from the UK this is for 7 days and can be at in your place of residence in Singapore or otherwise it must be in a hotel room. The cost must be met by the traveller.
Testing and quarantine rules vary depending upon your travel history. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’
And ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling.
Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
All arrivals must pay for COVID-19 tests. For arrivals from the UK there is a PCR test on arrival and a further PCR test on day 7. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore.
Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Entry using the Vaccinated Travel Lane. Before you enter Singapore on the Vaccinated Travel Lane you must:
• Register and pre-pay for a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test to be taken at the airport upon arrival in Singapore.
• Ensure that you have a valid proof of vaccination status
• Take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours before the scheduled departure time of the designated VTL flight to Singapore
Entry without the Vaccinated Travel Lane (for Singapore residents only). You need to:
• take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test
within 48 hours before departing for Singapore
• quarantine for 7 days at a declared address in Singapore if you spent any of the the last 14 days in the UK. The guidelines vary depending on which country you’re arriving from, so you should check the guide for travellers on the Safe Travel website
• arrivals from the UK need to take a PCR test on arrival, and a further PCR test on day 7

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-10-19
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 9912343
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 25167
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 168.1
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 4268

Singapore began quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated passengers from eight countries, part of a plan to ease restrictions as the business hub gears up to live with the coronavirus.
The latest easing expanded a program that began with vaccinated air travel lanes with Germany and Brunei last month, and is now open to passengers from the United States, Canada, Britain, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
Passengers arriving as part of this scheme — which will include South Korea from November 15 — will not have to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated and test negative for the virus before they depart and when they arrive (France 24, 19.10.2021).

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Full Restrictions

  • Singapore Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Only Singapore citizens and permanent residents can enter Singapore without prior permission unless you are travelling on one of Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane schemes.
    If you’re a long-term resident (holder of an employment pass, S Pass, work permit, foreign domestic work permit, long-term visit pass, or student pass), you may enter Singapore without travelling on a Vaccinated Travel Lane if you are fully vaccinated and if the Singapore government has approved your application to enter. See Singapore’s Safe Travel website
    for updated information.
    Singapore has introduced varying entry permissions depending on your vaccination status, country of origin, and purpose of visit (such as on compassionate/medical grounds). You should use the self-help tool on the Safe Travel website for more details.
    Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Singapore will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    The digital vaccination certificates issued by some other countries
    are also accepted.
    *Entry permission guidelines: Entry using the Vaccinated Travel Lane. Before you enter Singapore on the Vaccinated Travel Lane you must:
    • Apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass here.
    • Stay only in one or more of the Vaccinated Travel Lane countries/regions and/or Singapore for 14 consecutive days before departing for Singapore
    • (For short-term visitors) buy travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs. Travellers may purchase travel insurance from Singapore-based or overseas-based insurers. Click here for a list of products offered by Singapore-based insurers.
    • (For short-term visitors) prepare an electronic or physical copy of your insurance policy to bring with you to facilitate your entry into Singapore
    • Have a ticket to Singapore on one of the designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights. Please refer to the relevant airlines’ websites for details of the designated flights
    • Register and pre-pay for a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test to be taken at the airport upon arrival in Singapore.
    • Ensure that you have a valid proof of vaccination status
    • Take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours before the scheduled departure time of the designated VTL flight to Singapore
    • (For short-term visitors) check that your mobile device is compatible with the TraceTogether 1 app and download it on your mobile device. If this is not possible, then a mobile device can be rented or SIM can be booked from the Changi Recommends website. Print a physical copy or keep an electronic copy of your booking confirmation from Changi Recommends to present to the airline staff during check-in at the departure airport.
    Submit your health, travel history, and accommodation declarations electronically via the SG Arrival Card, up to 3 days prior to your date of arrival in Singapore.
    *Entry without the Vaccinated Travel Lane (for Singapore residents only): Singapore residents may be able to re-enter Singapore without using the Vaccinated Travel Lane, although some pass holders need to apply for permission in advance to do so. See Singapore’s See Singapore’s Safe Travel website. If you’re allowed to enter Singapore and do not use the Vaccinated Travel Lane, you need to:
    • take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test
    within 48 hours before departing for Singapore
    • quarantine for 7 days at a declared address in Singapore if you spent any of the the last 14 days in the UK. The guidelines vary depending on which country you’re arriving from, so you should check the guide for travellers on the Safe Travel website
    • arrivals from the UK need to take a PCR test on arrival, and a further PCR test on day 7
    • have travel insurance of at least S$30,000 covering COVID-19 hospitalisation and treatment
    These guidelines can change at short notice, so you should visit the Safe Travel and Ministry of Health websites for up-to-date information.
    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Entry rules: foreign crew for ships and small vessels/pleasure craft. Apart from the guidelines above, there may be other measures in place for foreign crew working on ships, small vessels or pleasure crafts at one of Singapore’s marinas. Before applying for entry into Singapore, contact your port agent and/or the Maritime and Port Authority to find out what prevailing Covid-19 measures are in place.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations not travelling on a Vaccinated Travel Lane will be issued with a ‘Stay at Home Notice’ (SHN). For arrivals from the UK this is for 7 days and can be at in your place of residence in Singapore or otherwise it must be in a hotel room. The cost must be met by the traveller.
    Testing and quarantine rules vary depending upon your travel history. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’
    And ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    All arrivals must pay for COVID-19 tests. For arrivals from the UK there is a PCR test on arrival and a further PCR test on day 7. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore.
    Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers only in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Singapore: See the Singapore Government website for the latest on the COVID-19 situation and measures in place to curb its spread. If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined, imprisoned, or both, then deported. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks. You must wear a face mask in public. Some exceptions are: children under 6 years old; anyone eating, drinking or taking medication; or anyone engaged in strenuous exercise. You could be fined, imprisoned, or both if you are found not wearing a face mask without a valid reason. The Health Sciences Authority’sguide on face masks recommends that masks have at least 2 to 3 layers of fabric.
    *Trace Together and Health Alerts via SMS: You’ll need to scan in and out of many places using the Trace Together phone app or token. Short term foreign visitors should download the TraceTogether app on their phones. Handphones can be rented at Changi Airport for anyone who can not download the app.
    Trace Together tokens can be rented for children aged 7-12 or those with disabilities – see the Trace Together for Travellers page on the Safe Travel website for complete information. TraceTogether is required to enter public places including:
    • public buildings
    • shopping centres and malls
    • schools
    • workplaces
    • places of worship
    If you happen to visit a ‘hotspot’ on the same day as someone infected by the virus or been near an infected person you may receive a health alert via SMS and may need to be tested. It is a legal requirement to follow the COVID-19 instructions given to you by the Singapore government.
    *Vaccination status: To enter most public places, it is a requirement for individuals over 12 years old to be fully vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after you’ve completed the required doses of these vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (CoviShield), Janssen (Johnson and Johnson), Sinovac or Sinopharm. You will need to show proof of vaccination status before being allowed to enter. The TraceTogether app or token can be used to prove vaccination status. If you are not fully vaccinated you will not be able to enter shopping malls or public attractions, or to dine or drink in restaurants, hawker centres, cafes or bars.
    *Quarantine and home recovery: If you’re a close contact of someone who has tested positive, you may be required to take a test. If you test positive you will likely be able to isolate at home, though some elderly people and very young children may be required to isolate in a government facility where they can be observed.
    See the Health Ministry’s FAQs and guidelines on gov.sg for more information.
    *Work: Working from home is still the default. If you must go to work, wear a face mask and keep a distance of one metre from others. Social gatherings at work are not allowed.
    *Social gatherings and dining out: When meeting up with friends or family:
    • keep group sizes to a maximum of two people, including for outdoor exercise
    • two different people (‘unique visitors’) can visit you at home in one day
    • two people can dine out together if they are fully vaccinated
    • a maximum of two people from different households can take a taxi or private hire car together, but people from the same household can travel in bigger groups.
    • limit social gatherings to one per day, whether at home or in a public place
    • keep a distance of one metre from each other
    If safe distancing is not possible – while on public transport, for example – avoid speaking to each other or talking on the phone.
    For guidelines on measures, visit the Ministry of Health or gov.sg websites.

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    12.10.2021
  • Singapore Singapore launched Vaccinated Traveler Lave (VTL) for visitors from Germany and Brunei on September 8 and is expanding this facility for travelers from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States on October 18, 2021. South Korea joins on November 15.

    Singapore also reduces the number of tests travelers going to Singapore must pay from four to two. As a result, visitors only need to wait at their place of accommodation until the test conducted at the airport arrives and are free to roam afterward.

    You can access Singapore’s page for VTL here and Singapore Airlines here.
    https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vtl/requirements-and-process

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    11.10.2021
  • Singapore Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Only Singapore citizens and permanent residents can enter Singapore without prior permission.
    If you’re a long-term resident (holder of an employment pass, S Pass, work permit, foreign domestic work permit, long-term visit pass, or student pass), you may enter Singapore if you are fully vaccinated and if the Singapore government has approved your application to enter.
    Short-term visitors are allowed only from certain countries. The list changes at short notice, so you should visit Singapore’s Safe Travel website for updated information.
    Singapore has introduced varying entry permissions depending on your vaccination status, country of origin, and purpose of visit (such as on compassionate/medical grounds). You should use the self-help tool on the Safe Travel website for more details.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Singapore will only accept the UK’s letter version of proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. They will not accept digital proof. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry permission guidelines: If you’re allowed to enter Singapore, you need to:
    • take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours before departing for Singapore
    • quarantine for 10 days at your home in Singapore (if everyone you are staying with has the same travel history as you) or otherwise in a hotel if you spent the last 14 days in the UK or most other countries (countries in Singapore’s Category III). The guidelines vary depending on which country you’re arriving from, so you should check the guide for travellers on the Safe Travel website
    • arrivals from the UK need to take a PCR test on arrival, ART tests on days 3 and 7 of quarantine and a further PCR test on day 10
    • have travel insurance of at least S$30,000 covering COVID-19 hospitalisation and treatment
    These guidelines can change at short notice, so you should visit the Safe Travel and Ministry of Health websites for up-to-date information.
    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Entry rules: foreign crew for ships and small vessels/pleasure craft: Apart from the guidelines above, there may be other measures in place for foreign crew working on ships, small vessels or pleasure crafts at one of Singapore’s marinas. Before applying for entry into Singapore, contact your port agent and/or the Maritime and Port Authority to find out what prevailing Covid-19 measures are in place.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations will be issued with a ‘Stay at Home Notice’ (SHN) for 10 days. For arrivals from the UK this can be at in your place of residence in Singapore, if everyone in your household shares the same travel history as you, or otherwise it must be in a hotel room. The cost must be met by the traveller. Children or vulnerable people are usually allowed to serve their SHN with an appropriate career.
    Testing and quarantine rules vary depending upon your travel history. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for COVID-19 tests. For arrivals from the UK there is a PCR test on arrival, ART tests on days 3 and 7 of quarantine and a further PCR test on day 10. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in government allocated quarantine facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers only in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Singapore: See the Singapore Government website for the latest on the COVID-19 situation and measures in place to curb its spread.
    If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined, imprisoned, or both, then deported. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks: You must wear a face mask in public. Some exceptions are: children under 6 years old; anyone eating, drinking or taking medication; or anyone engaged in strenuous exercise. You could be fined, imprisoned, or both if you are found not wearing a face mask without a valid reason.
    The Health Sciences Authority’s guide on facemasks recommends that masks have at least 2 to 3 layers of fabric.
    *Trace Together and Health Alerts via SMS: You’ll need to scan in and out of many places using the Trace Together phone app or token:
    • public buildings
    • shopping centres and malls
    • schools
    • workplaces
    • places of worship
    If you happen to visit a ‘hotspot’ on the same day as someone infected by the virus or been near an infected person you may receive a health alert via SMS and may need to be tested, stay at home for a period or be placed into quarantine. It is a legal requirement to follow the instructions given to you by the Singapore government.
    *Quarantine and home recovery: If you test positive or if you’re a close contact of someone who has tested positive, you may be required to isolate at home or in a hospital/government facility. Where you isolate will depend on your state of health, how suitable your home is, or whether you live with elderly or at-risk family members.
    Those over 70 and those with underlying medical conditions are likely to be quarantined in a government facility.
    If a minor or vulnerable person is placed in quarantine, an appropriate carer may be allowed to stay with them.
    Children aged 2-11 who test positive can recover at home after being cleared to do so. They should be assessed at a hospital first.
    See the Health Ministry’s FAQs and guidelines on gov.sg for more information.
    *Work: Working from home is still the default. If you must go to work, wear a face mask and keep a distance of one metre from others. Social gatherings at work are not allowed.
    *Social gatherings and dining out: When meeting up with friends or family:
    • keep group sizes to a maximum of two people, including for outdoor exercise
    • two different people (‘unique visitors’) can visit you at home in one day
    • two people can eat together at a restaurant if they are fully vaccinated. Two people can eat together at a hawker centre together, regardless of vaccination status.
    • a maximum of two people from different households can take a taxi or private hire car together, but people from the same household can travel in bigger groups.
    • limit social gatherings to one per day, whether at home or in a public place
    • keep a distance of one metre from each other
    You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after you’ve completed the required doses of these vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (CoviShield), Janssen (Johnson and Johnson), Sinovac or Sinopharm. The TraceTogether app or token can be used as proof of vaccination status.
    If safe distancing is not possible, while on public transport, for example, avoid speaking to each other or talking on the phone.
    For guidelines on measures, visit the MinistryofHealth or gov.sg< /a> websites.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    08.10.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Singapore authorities will allow quarantine-free entry to vaccinated travelers from Brunei, Germany from September; border restrictions will be eased for all travel from Hong Kong, Macau (Reuters, 19.08.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Only Singapore citizens and permanent residents can enter Singapore without prior permission.
    If you’re a long-term resident (holder of an employment pass, S Pass, work permit, foreign domestic work permit, long-term visit pass, or student pass), you may enter Singapore if you are fully vaccinated and if the Singapore government has approved your application to enter.
    Short-term visitors are allowed only from certain countries. The list changes at short notice, so you should visit Singapore’s Safe Travel website for updated information.
    Singapore has introduced varying entry permissions depending on your vaccination status, country of origin, and purpose of visit (such as on compassionate/medical grounds). You should use the self-help tool on the Safe Travel website for more details.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Singapore will only accept the letter version of proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. They will not accept digital proof. Your appointment card from vaccination centers is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry permission guidelines: If you’re allowed to enter Singapore, you need to:
    take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours before departing for Singapore
    • quarantine for 14 days at a government facility if you spent the last 21 days in the UK or most other countries (countries in Singapore’s Category IV). The guidelines vary depending on which country you’re arriving from, so you should check the guide for travellers on the Safe Travel website
    • have travel insurance of at least S$30,000 covering COVID-19 hospitalisation and treatment
    These guidelines can change at short notice, so you should visit the Safe Travel and Ministry of Health websites for up-to-date information.
    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Entry rules: foreign crew for ships and small vessels/pleasure craft
    Apart from the guidelines above, there may be other measures in place for foreign crew working on ships, small vessels or pleasure crafts at one of Singapore’s marinas. Before applying for entry into Singapore, contact your port agent and/or the Maritime and Port Authority to find out what prevailing Covid-19 measures are in place.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations will be issued with a ‘Stay at Home Notice’ (SHN) for 14 days. For arrivals from most destinations (Singapore’s Category IV countries) the SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel. The cost must be met by the traveller. Children or vulnerable people are usually allowed to serve their SHN with an appropriate carer.
    A limited number of countries have been designated as lower risk (Singapore’s Categories I-III) and will be issued with a shorter SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries may be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in government allocated quarantine facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers only in certain circumstances . Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Singapore: See the Singapore Government website for the latest on the COVID-19 situation and measures in place to curb its spread.
    If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined, imprisoned, or both, then deported. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks: You must wear a face mask in public. Some exceptions are: children under 6 years old; anyone eating, drinking or taking medication; or anyone engaged in strenuous exercise. You could be fined, imprisoned, or both if you are found not wearing a face mask without a valid reason.
    The Health Sciences Authority’s guide on facemasks recommends that masks have at least 2 to 3 layers of fabric.
    *Trace Together and Health Alerts via SMS: You’ll need to scan in and out of many places using the Trace Together phone app or token:
    • public buildings
    • shopping centres and malls
    • schools
    • workplaces
    • places of worship
    If you happen to visit a ‘hotspot’ on the same day as someone infected by the virus or been near an infected person you may receive a health alert via SMS and may need to be tested, stay at home for a period or be placed into quarantine. It is a legal requirement to follow the instructions given to you by the Singapore government.
    *Quarantine and home recovery: If you test positive or if you’re a close contact of someone who has tested positive, you may be required to isolate at home or in a hospital/government facility. Where you isolate will depend on your state of health, how suitable your home is, or whether you live with elderly or at-risk family members.
    Those over 70 and those with underlying medical conditions are likely to be quarantined in a government facility.
    If a minor or vulnerable person is placed in quarantine, an appropriate carer may be allowed to stay with them.
    Children aged 2-11 who test positive can recover at home after being cleared to do so. They should be assessed at a hospital first.
    See the Health Ministry’s FAQs and guidelines on gov.sg for more information.
    *Work: Working from home is still the default. If you must go to work, wear a face mask and keep a distance of one metre from others. Social gatherings at work are not allowed.
    *Social gatherings and dining out: When meeting up with friends or family:
    • keep group sizes to a maximum of two people, including for outdoor exercise
    • two different people (‘unique visitors’) can visit you at home in one day
    • two people can eat together at a restaurant if they are fully vaccinated. Two people can eat together at a hawker centre together, regardless of vaccination status.
    • a maximum of two people from different households can take a taxi or private hire car together, but people from the same household can travel in bigger groups.
    • limit social gatherings to one per day, whether at home or in a public place
    • keep a distance of one metre from each other
    You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after you’ve completed the required doses of these vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (CoviShield), Janssen (Johnson and Johnson), Sinovac or Sinopharm. The TraceTogether app or token can be used as proof of vaccination status.
    If safe distancing is not possible, while on public transport, for example, avoid speaking to each other or talking on the phone.
    For guidelines on measures, visit the MinistryofHealth or gov.sg< /a> websites.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    28.09.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Singapore authorities will allow quarantine-free entry to vaccinated travelers from Brunei, Germany from September; border restrictions will be eased for all travel from Hong Kong, Macau (Reuters, 19.08.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Only Singapore citizens and permanent residents can enter Singapore without prior permission.
    If you’re a long-term resident (holder of an employment pass, S Pass, work permit, foreign domestic work permit, long-term visit pass, or student pass), you may enter Singapore if you are fully vaccinated and if the Singapore government has approved your application to enter.
    Short-term visitors are allowed only from certain countries. The list changes at short notice, so you should visit Singapore’s
    Safe Travel website for updated information.
    Singapore has introduced varying entry permissions depending on your vaccination status, country of origin, and purpose of visit (such as on compassionate/medical grounds). You should use the self-help tool on the Safe Travel website for more details.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status Singapore will not accept digital proof. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry permission guidelines: If you’re allowed to enter Singapore, you need to:
    • take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours before departing for Singapore
    quarantine for 14 days at a government facility if you spent the last 21 days in the UK or most other countries (countries in Singapore’s Category IV). The guidelines vary depending on which country you’re arriving from, so you should check the guide for travellers on the Safe Travel website
    • have travel insurance of at least S$30,000 covering COVID-19 hospitalisation and treatment
    These guidelines can change at short notice, so you should visit the
    Safe Travel and
    Ministry of Health websites for up-to-date information.
    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations will be issued with a ‘Stay at Home Notice’ (SHN) for 14 days. For arrivals from the UK and from most destinations (Singapore’s Category IV countries) the SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel. The cost must be met by the traveller. Children or vulnerable people are usually allowed to serve their SHN with an appropriate carer.
    A limited number of countries have been designated as lower risk (Singapore’s Categories I-III) and will be issued with a shorter SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these
    countries may be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
    ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in government allocated quarantine facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers only in certain circumstances . Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Singapore: See the Singapore Government website for the latest on the COVID-19 situation and measures in place to curb its spread.
    If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined, imprisoned, or both, then deported. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services:
    Face masks: You must wear a face mask in public. Some exceptions are: children under 6 years old; anyone eating, drinking or taking medication; or anyone engaged in strenuous exercise. You could be fined, imprisoned, or both if you are found not wearing a face mask without a valid reason.
    The Health Sciences Authority’s guide on face masks recommends that masks have at least 2 to 3 layers of fabric.
    *Trace Together and Health Alerts via SMS
    You’ll need to scan in and out of many places using the Trace Together phone app or token:
    • public buildings
    • shopping centres and malls
    • schools
    • workplaces
    • places of worship
    If you happen to visit a ‘hotspot’ on the same day as someone infected by the virus or been near an infected person you may receive a health alert via SMS and may need to be tested, stay at home for a period or be placed into quarantine. It is a legal requirement to follow the instructions given to you by the Singapore government.
    *Quarantine in a government facility: If you test positive, or are considered a close contact of a person who has tested positive, you will likely be placed in hospital or a government quarantine facility for a period possibly up to several weeks. If a minor (someone under 21 years of age) or vulnerable person is placed in quarantine an appropriate carer is permitted to quarantine with them. Those considered to have possibly been exposed to the virus may also be required to be tested, or additionally to stay at home for a period and be monitored. There is a pilot scheme to allow some fully vaccinated people who test positive to serve some of their quarantine at home, provided they are not considered seriously unwell, do not belong to an ‘at risk’ group and have appropriate facilities to isolate at home away from other people.
    *Dining out if you’re fully vaccinated: You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after you’ve completed the required doses of these vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (CoviShield), Janssen (Johnson and Johnson), Sinovac or Sinopharm.
    Dining out is allowed in groups of up to five people if everyone in the group is fully vaccinated.
    Unvaccinated children may be included in the group of five if they are aged 12 years or below and are from the same household as the other diners.
    The TraceTogether app or token can be used as proof of vaccination status. A paper copy proof of vaccination can also be used.
    *Dining out if you are not vaccinated: If you are not vaccinated, you can be part of a group of five when dining out if:
    you’ve taken a pre-event test (PET) and tested negative 24 hours prior
    • you’ve recently recovered from COVID-19
    Up to two persons in a group can eat at a hawker centre regardless of vaccination status.
    *Indoor gyms: Exercise indoors without a mask is permitted in groups of up to five fully vaccinated people and for classes of up to 30 vaccinated participants. Mask-on indoor exercise is permitted for up to five people regardless of vaccination status and up to 50 people can attend mask-on exercise activities. For further guidance, visit the Singapore government website. You should follow the safe distancing measures in place.
    *Outdoor exercise: You can exercise outdoors without a mask alone or in a groups of up to five regardless of vaccination status.
    *Work: Working from home is still the default. If you must go to work, wear a face mask and keep a distance of one metre from others. Social gatherings at work are not allowed.
    Workplaces can allow up to 50% of their staff (who can work from home) to return to work.
    *Social gatherings: When meeting up with friends or family:
    • keep group size to a maximum of five people
    • five different people (‘unique visitors’) can visit you at home in one day
    • you are advised to limit social gatherings to one per day, whether at home or in a public place
    • keep a distance of one metre from each other
    If safe distancing is not possible, while on public transport, for example, avoid speaking or talking on the phone.
    For guidelines on measures, visit the Singapore government website.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    08.09.2021
  • Singapore With effect from 9 September 2021, 1559 hours GMT (2359 hours Singapore local time), all travellers departing for transit through Singapore are required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test within 48 hours before the scheduled departure date of their flight. Only travellers who have remained in Hong Kong SAR (China), Macao SAR (China), Mainland China, and Taiwan (China) in the past 21 days are exempted from the pre-departure Covid-19 test.

    Self-administered PCR tests will not be accepted for transit through Singapore.

    Covid-19 test result memo

    The Covid-19 PCR test must be taken at a recognised or accredited clinic, laboratory or medical facility. For a smoother check-in process, you should check if the clinic is able to provide a test certificate with a corresponding QR code. This QR code should link to your digital pre-departure test certificate. The test certificate must also be in English, and state the following:

    a negative test result;
    test date;
    the name of the traveller as indicated in his/her passport; and
    at least one other detail of the traveller such as:
    date of birth
    nationality/citizenship
    passport number
    national identity number
    If the details are not stated in the passport, you should have the relevant identification document on hand for verification.

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    07.09.2021
  • Singapore SINGAPORE — Singapore is reopening its borders to more destinations, and some travelers from Hong Kong, Macao, Germany and Brunei will soon be able to enter without having to serve quarantine.

    The city-state announced the lifting of border restrictions for visitors from Hong Kong and Macao, who can apply for entry immediately and enter Singapore as soon as Aug. 26, according to Transport Minister S. Iswaran.

    Singapore will also be opening a so-called vaccinated travel lane with Germany and Brunei in September, the national aviation authority said. It means Singaporeans can travel to Germany and Brunei, while visitors from those countries can travel to Singapore without quarantine, if the conditions are met.

    “As an open and small economy, our connectivity with the rest of the world is essential, if not existential. That is why we need to start reopening,” Iswaran told reporters. “The longer our borders remain closed, the greater the risk of lasting damage to our economy, our livelihoods and our status as an aviation hub.”

    Singapore has unilaterally opened its borders to travelers from Taiwan, New Zealand and most visitors from mainland China. The Southeast Asian country closed its borders to Australia and Vietnam after a resurgence of the virus in those countries.

    Hong Kong and Macao
    Travelers from Hong Kong and Macao, regardless of vaccination status, can now apply for an air travel pass to enter Singapore.

    They will need to take a Covid test when they arrive in Singapore, and self-isolate until they receive a negative test result. There will be no need to serve quarantine.

    Visitors need to have spent the last 21 consecutive days in Hong Kong or Macao before traveling to Singapore.

    This arrangement is unilateral, which means people traveling from Singapore to Hong Kong or Macao will be subject to the rules of each destination.

    For example, Singapore is classified as a medium-risk country in Hong Kong, and people arriving from Singapore will have to be quarantined for seven days to 21 days, depending on their vaccination status, among other factors.

    Germany and Brunei
    Singapore’s arrangement with Germany and Brunei allows only fully vaccinated travelers to skip quarantines. They will have to take four Covid tests — one two days before departure, one upon arrival, one on day three and another on day seven.

    If the travel lane with Germany is successfully launched in September, it will be the first time Singapore residents can travel for leisure to any country without quarantine since the city-state closed its borders last year. Singapore postponed its travel bubble with Hong Kong twice because of rising Covid cases.

    Applications to travel to Singapore from Germany or Brunei open on Sept. 1, and conditions include:

    Traveling on designated, nonstop flights for the vaccinated travel lane (VTL);
    Remaining in Germany or Brunei for 21 consecutive days before the flight;
    Downloading a contact tracing app in Singapore.
    The arrangement is a “welcome move and seems to be justified in light of Singapore’s successful vaccination campaign,” said German Ambassador to Singapore, Norbert Riedel.

    “We are confident that those individuals travelling under the VTL scheme will show the necessary self-discipline and self-responsibility by adhering to the necessary testing requirements,” he said in a statement.

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    24.08.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Travel bubble between countries delayed until end of 2021 (Xinhua, 11.07.2021). Singapore government tightens entry restrictions for travelers from Australia because of COVID-19; quarantine requirement relaxed for those entering from Guangdong province, China (CNA, 30.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Only Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without prior permission. Employment Pass, S-Pass and Work Permit holders, foreign domestic workers, Dependent Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass and Student Pass holders and their dependents can enter Singapore if they are fully vaccinated and have applied for re-entry permission from the Singapore government before travelling. Visitors are not able to enter Singapore without prior permission from the Singapore government.
    If you have been in the UK or another ‘high risk’ country up to 21 days prior to entry you will be quarantined in a government facility for 14 days upon arrival. Arrivals from a small number of countries may serve no quarantine, or a shorter period of quarantine, or be able to quarantine at home. These requirements are subject to change at short notice. See the Singapore Government website
    for more information.
    See further information, including which countries are considered high risk, from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority .You should arrange to take a private test.
    Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit an
    in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. If you’re allowed to enter, you must have travel insurance of at least S$30,000 covering Covid-19 hospitalisation and treatment.
    Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH) website and the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA)and its before travelling.
    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations will be issued with a ‘Stay at Home Notice’ (SHN) for 14 days. For arrivals from the UK and from most destinations the SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel. The cost must be met by the traveller. Children or vulnerable people are usually allowed to serve their SHN with an appropriate carer.
    A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a shorter SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries
    may be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’
    and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in government allocated quarantine facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore .
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers only in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Singapore: See the Singapore Government website for the latest on the COVID-19 situation and measures in place to curb its spread.
    If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined, imprisoned, or both, then deported. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks: You must wear a face mask in public. Some exceptions are: children under 6 years old; anyone eating, drinking or taking medication; or anyone engaged in strenuous exercise. You could be fined, imprisoned, or both if you are found not wearing a face mask without a valid reason.
    The Health Sciences Authority’s guide on face masks recommends that masks have at least 2 to 3 layers of fabric.
    *Trace Together and Health Alerts via SMSYou’ll need to scan in and out of many places using the Trace Together phone app or token:
    • public buildings; shopping centres and malls
    • schools; workplaces; places of worship
    If you happen to visit a ‘hotspot’ on the same day as someone infected by the virus, you’ll receive a health alert via SMS and may need to be tested. Read further information in the Ministry of Health press release on reopening.
    *Quarantine in a Government Facility: If you test positive, or are considered a close contact of a person who has tested positive, you will be placed in hospital or a government quarantine facility for a period possibly up to several weeks. If a minor (someone under 21 years of age) or vulnerable person is placed in quarantine an appropriate carer is permitted to quarantine with them. Those considered to have possibly been exposed to the virus may also be required to be tested, or additionally to stay at home for a period and be monitored.
    *Dining out: Dining out is allowed in groups of up to five people if everyone in the group is fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated children may be included in the group of five if they are aged 12 years or below and are from the same household as the other diners. People are considered fully vaccinated from 14 days after they have completed their required doses of the following vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (also known as CoviShield), Janssen (as known as Johnson and Johnson), Sinovac or Sinopharm. The TraceTogether app or token can be used as proof of vaccination status, or a paper copy proof of vaccination can be used.
    Unvaccinated people may be part of a group of five people dining out if they have taken an antigen rapid test and tested negative within the previous 24 hours, or have recently recovered from COVID-19. Separate rules apply for dining at hawker centres where, regardless of vaccination status, a maximum of two people can dine together.
    *Indoor gyms: Exercise indoors without a mask is permitted in groups of up to five fully vaccinated people and for classes of up to 30 vaccinated participants. Mask-on indoor exercise is permitted for up to five people regardless of vaccination status and up to 50 people can attend mask-on exercise activities. For further guidance, visit the Singapore government website. You should follow the safe distancing measures in place.
    *Outdoor exercise: You can exercise outdoors without a mask alone or in a groups of up to five regardless of vaccination status.
    *Work: Working from home is still the default. If you must go to work, wear a face mask and keep a distance of one metre from others. Social gatherings at work are not allowed.
    From 19th August, workplaces can allow up to 50% of their staff (who can work from home) to return to work with workplace social gatherings allowed in a group of up to 5.
    *Social gatherings: When meeting up with friends or family:
    • keep group size to a maximum of five people
    • five different people (‘unique visitors’) can visit you at home in one day
    • you can have two social gatherings per day, whether at home or in a public place
    • keep a distance of one metre from each other
    If safe distancing is not possible, while on public transport, for example, avoid speaking to each other or talking on the phone.
    For guidelines on the Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures, visit the Singapore government website.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    12.08.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Travel bubble between countries delayed until end of 2021 (Xinhua, 11.07.2021). Singapore government tightens entry restrictions for travelers from Australia because of COVID-19; quarantine requirement relaxed for those entering from Guangdong province, China (CNA, 30.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Only Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without prior permission. Employment Pass, S-Pass and Work Permit holders, foreign domestic workers, Dependent Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass and Student Pass holders and their dependents can enter Singapore if they are fully vaccinated and have applied for [retry permission] (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg./) from the Singapore government before travelling. Visitors are not able to enter Singapore without prior permission from the Singapore government .
    If you have been in the UK or another ‘high risk’ country up to 21 days prior to entry you will be quarantined in a government facility for 14 days upon arrival. Arrivals from a small number of countries may serve no quarantine, or a shorter period of quarantine, or be able to quarantine at home. These requirements are subject to change at short notice. See the Singapore Government websitefor more information.
    See further information, including which countries are considered high risk, from theImmigration and Checkpoints Authority .
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit an online health declaration
    in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. If you’re allowed to enter, you must have travel insurance
    of at least S$30,000 covering Covid-19 hospitalisation and treatment.
    Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH) website
    and the
    Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA)
    and its Safe Travel pages
    before travelling.
    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations will be issued with a ‘Stay at Home Notice’ (SHN) for 14 days. For arrivals from the UK and from most destinations the SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel. The cost must be met by the traveller. Children or vulnerable people are usually allowed to serve their SHN with an appropriate carer.
    A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a shorter SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries
    may be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’
    and ‘SafeTravel’
    webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in government allocated quarantine facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    Specific schemes< /a> exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers only in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Singapore: See the Singapore Government website for the latest on the COVID-19 situation and measures in place to curb its spread.
    If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined, imprisoned, or both, then deported. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks: You must wear a face mask in public. Some exceptions are: children under 6 years old; anyone eating, drinking or taking medication; or anyone engaged in strenuous exercise. You could be fined, imprisoned, or both if you are found not wearing a face mask without a valid reason.
    The Health Sciences Authority’s guide on face masks recommends that masks have at least 2 to 3 layers of fabric.
    *Trace Together and Health Alerts via SMS: You’ll need to scan in and out of many places using the Trace Together
    phone app or token:
    • public buildings; shopping centres and malls; schools
    • workplaces; places of worship
    If you happen to visit a ‘hotspot’ on the same day as someone infected by the virus, you’ll receive a health alert via SMS and may need to be tested. Read further information in the
    Ministry of Health press release on reopening.
    *Quarantine in a Government Facility: If you test positive, or are considered a close contact of a person who has tested positive, you will be placed in hospital or a government quarantine facility for a period possibly up to several weeks. If a minor (someone under 21 years of age) or vulnerable person is placed in quarantine an appropriate carer is permitted to quarantine with them. Those considered to have possibly been exposed to the virus may also be required to be tested, or additionally to stay at home for a period and be monitored.
    *Dining out: Dining out is allowed in groups of up to five people if everyone in the group is fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated children may be included in the group of five if they are aged 12 years or below and are from the same household as the other diners. People are considered fully vaccinated from 14 days after they have completed their required doses of the following vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (also known as CoviShield), Janssen (as known as Johnson and Johnson), Sinovac or Sinopharm. The TraceTogether app or token can be used as proof of vaccination status, or a paper copy proof of vaccination can be used.
    Unvaccinated people may be part of a group of five people dining out if they have taken an antigen rapid test and tested negative within the previous 24 hours, or have recently recovered from COVID-19. Separate rules apply for dining at hawker centres where, regardless of vaccination status, a maximum of two people can dine together.
    *Indoor gyms: Exercise indoors without a mask is permitted in groups of up to five fully vaccinated people and for classes of up to 30 vaccinated participants. Mask-on indoor exercise is permitted for up to five people regardless of vaccination status and up to 50 people can attend mask-on exercise activities. For further guidance, visit the Singapore government website. You should follow the safe distancing measures in place.
    *Outdoor exercise: You can exercise outdoors without a mask alone or in a groups of up to five regardless of vaccination status.
    *Work: Working from home is still the default. If you must go to work, wear a face mask and keep a distance of one metre from others. Social gatherings at work are not allowed.
    From 19th August, workplaces can allow up to 50% of their staff (who can work from home) to return to work with workplace social gatherings allowed in a group of up to 5.
    *Social gatherings: When meeting up with friends or family:
    • keep group size to a maximum of five people
    • five different people (‘unique visitors’) can visit you at home in one day
    • you can have two social gatherings per day, whether at home or in a public place
    • keep a distance of one metre from each other
    If safe distancing is not possible, while on public transport, for example, avoid speaking to each other or talking on the phone.
    For guidelines on the Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures, visit the
    Singapore government website.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    10.08.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Travel bubble between countries delayed until end of 2021 (Xinhua, 11.07.2021). Singapore government tightens entry restrictions for travelers from Australia because of COVID-19; quarantine requirement relaxed for those entering from Guangdong province, China (CNA, 30.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Only Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without permission.
    Visitors, including Long Term Pass holders, are not able to enter Singapore without prior permission from the Singapore government
    From 24 June, there are new requirements for travellers who have been in the UK or another ‘high risk’ country up to 21 days prior to entry. These requirements are subject to change at short notice. See the Singapore Government website
    for more information. See further information, including which countries are considered high risk, from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.
    The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry and will only allow short-term visitors if they have permission. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit anonline health declaration
    in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. If you’re allowed to enter, you must have travelinsurance of at least S$30,000 covering Covid-19 hospitalisation and treatment.
    Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH) website and the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA)
    and its Safe Travel pages before travelling. All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations will be issued with a Stay at Home for 14 days. For arrivals from most destinations the SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel. The cost must be met by the traveller.
    A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a shorter SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries
    may be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN
    before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the quarantine period ends. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in government allocated quarantine facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers only in certain circumstances.Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Singapore: See the Singapore Government website for the latest on the COVID-19 situation and measures in place to curb its spread.
    If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined, imprisoned, or both, then deported. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks: You must wear a face mask in public. Some exceptions are: children under 6 years old; anyone eating, drinking or taking medication; or anyone engaged in strenuous exercise. You could be fined, imprisoned, or both if you are found not wearing a face mask without a valid reason.
    The Health Sciences Authority’s guide on face masks recommends that masks have at least 2 to 3 layers of fabric.
    Trace Together and Health Alerts via SMS: You’ll need to scan in and out of these places using the Trace Together phone app or token :
    • public buildings;shopping centres and malls; schools; workplaces; places of worship
    If you happen to visit a ‘hotspot’ on the same day as someone infected by the virus, you’ll receive a health alert via SMS and may need to be tested. Read further information in the Ministry of Health press release on reopening.
    Dining out: Dining out is not allowed, only take away and home delivery services.
    Indoor gyms: Exercise indoors without a mask is not allowed, but is permitted with masks on for classes of up to 30. For further guidance, visit the Singapore government website. You should follow the safe distancing measures in place.
    *Outdoor exercise: You can exercise outdoors without a mask alone or with one other person.
    *Work: Working from home is still the default.
    If you must go to work, wear a face mask and keep a distance of 1 metre from others. Social gatherings at work are not allowed.
    *Social gatherings: When meeting up with friends or family:
    • keep group size to a maximum of 2; 2 different people (‘unique visitors’) can visit you at home in 1 day; you can have 2 social gatherings per day, whether at home or in a public place; keep a distance of 1 metre from each other
    If safe distancing is not possible, while on public transport, for example, avoid speaking to each other or talking on the phone.
    For guidelines on the Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures, visit the Singapore government website.

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    21.07.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Travel bubble between countries delayed until end of 2021 (Xinhua, 11.07.2021). Singapore government tightens entry restrictions for travelers from Australia because of COVID-19; quarantine requirement relaxed for those entering from Guangdong province, China (CNA, 30.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Only Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without permission.
    Visitors, including Long Term Pass holders, are not able to enter Singapore without prior permission from the Singapore government
    From 24 June, there are new requirements for travellers who have been in the UK or another ‘high risk’ country up to 21 days prior to entry. These requirements are subject to change at short notice. See the Singapore Government website
    for more information. See further information, including which countries are considered high risk, from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.
    The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry and will only allow short-term visitors if they have permission. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit anonline health declaration
    in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. If you’re allowed to enter, you must have travelinsurance of at least S$30,000 covering Covid-19 hospitalisation and treatment.
    Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH) website and the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA)
    and its Safe Travel pages before travelling. All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations will be issued with a Stay at Home for 14 days. For arrivals from most destinations the SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel. The cost must be met by the traveller.
    A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a shorter SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries
    may be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN
    before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the quarantine period ends. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in government allocated quarantine facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers only in certain circumstances.Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Singapore: See the Singapore Government website for the latest on the COVID-19 situation and measures in place to curb its spread.
    If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined, imprisoned, or both, then deported. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services:
    *Face masks: You must wear a face mask in public. Some exceptions are: children under 6 years old; anyone eating, drinking or taking medication; or anyone engaged in strenuous exercise. You could be fined, imprisoned, or both if you are found not wearing a face mask without a valid reason.
    The Health Sciences Authority’s guide on face masks recommends that masks have at least 2 to 3 layers of fabric.
    *Trace Together and Health Alerts via SMS: You’ll need to scan in and out of these places using the Trace Together phone app or token< /a>:
    • public buildings
    • shopping centres and malls
    • schools
    • workplaces
    • places of worship
    If you happen to visit a ‘hotspot’ on the same day as someone infected by the virus, you’ll receive a health alert via SMS and may need to be tested. Read further information in the
    Ministry of Health press release on reopening.
    *Dining out: Dining out in food and beverage establishments is limited to groups of 2. You can be in a group of up to 5 if you meet one of these conditions:
    • you’re fully vaccinated with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine
    • you’ve recovered from COVID-19 in the last 270 days
    • you have a negative result from a pre-event test (PET)
    Children aged 12 and below can join their parents in a group of up to 5 if their parents meet the conditions above.
    Only F&B establishments that have systems to check your vaccination status can accept groups of 5. Local hawker centres, food courts and coffee shops don’t have these systems in place, so only groups of 2 are allowed at these places.
    Indoor gyms: Exercise indoors without a mask is allowed, but only under certain conditions and in limited group sizes, see here. You should follow the safe distancing measures in place
    Outdoor exercise: You can exercise outdoors without a mask with a maximum of 5 people in a group.
    Work: Working from home is still the default.
    If you must go to work, wear a face mask and keep a distance of 1 metre from others.
    Social gatherings at work are not allowed.
    Social gatherings: When meeting up with friends or family:
    • keep group size to a maximum of 5
    • 5 different people (‘unique visitors’) can visit you at home in 1 day
    • you can have 2 social gatherings per day, whether at home or in a public place
    • keep a distance of 1 metre from each other
    If safe distancing is not possible, while on public transport, for example, avoid speaking to each other or talking on the phone.
    For guidelines on the Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) measures, visit the Singapore government website.

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    19.07.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Singapore government tightens entry restrictions for travelers from Australia because of COVID-19; quarantine requirement relaxed for those entering from Guangdong province, China (CNA, 30.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Only Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without permission.
    Visitors, including Long Term Pass holders, are not able to enter Singapore without prior permission from the Singapore government
    From 24 June, there are new requirements for travellers who have been in the UK or another ‘high risk’ country up to 21 days prior to entry. These requirements are subject to change at short notice. See the Singapore Government website
    for more information. See further information, including which countries are considered high risk, from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.
    The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry and will only allow short-term visitors if they have permission. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit anonline health declaration
    in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. If you’re allowed to enter, you must have travelinsurance of at least S$30,000 covering Covid-19 hospitalisation and treatment.
    Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH) website and the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA)
    and its Safe Travel pages before travelling. All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations will be issued with a Stay at Home for 14 days. For arrivals from most destinations the SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel. The cost must be met by the traveller.
    A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a shorter SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries
    may be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN
    before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the quarantine period ends. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in government allocated quarantine facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers only in certain circumstances.Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Singapore: See the Singapore Government website for the latest on the COVID-19 situation and measures in place to curb its spread.
    If you do not comply with these measures you could be fined, imprisoned, or both, then deported. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services:
    Face masks: You must wear a face mask in public. Some exceptions are: children under 6 years old; anyone eating, drinking or taking medication; or anyone engaged in strenuous exercise. You could be fined, imprisoned, or both if you are found not wearing a face mask without a valid reason.
    The Health Sciences Authority’s guide on face masks recommends that masks have at least 2 to 3 layers of fabric.
    Trace Together and Health Alerts via SMS: You’ll need to scan in and out of these places using the Trace Together phone app or token:
    • public buildings
    • shopping centres and malls
    • schools
    • workplaces
    • places of worship
    If you happen to visit a ‘hotspot’ on the same day as someone infected by the virus, you’ll receive a health alert via SMS and may need to be tested. Read further information in the Ministry of Health press release on reopening.

    *Indoor restaurants: Dining in restaurants and cafes is now allowed for up to 2 people from different households. Splitting a bigger group into groups of 2 is not allowed except if you are in the same household you may split up into pairs
    *Indoor gyms: Exercise indoors without a mask is allowed, but only if you’re in a group of 2 or a class of up to 30. You should follow the safe distancing measures that will be in place.
    *Outdoor exercise: You can exercise outdoors without a mask with a maximum of 5 people in a group. More details are in the Ministry of Health press release about reopening
    .
    *Work: Working from home is still the default.If you must go to work, wear a face mask and keep a distance of 1 metre from others. Social gatherings at work are not allowed.
    *Social gatherings: When meeting up with friends or family:
    • keep group size to a maximum of 5
    • 5 different people (‘unique visitors’) can visit you at home in 1 day
    • you can have 2 social gatherings per day, whether at home or in a public place
    • keep a distance of 1 meter from each other
    If safe distancing is not possible, while on public transport, for example, avoid speaking to each other or talking on the phone.
    For guidelines on the Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) measures, visit the Singapore government website

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  • Singapore 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Singapore. -This does not apply to nationals of Singapore. -This does not apply to permanent residents of Singapore. -This does not apply to
    passengers (except those with travel history to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka within the past 21 days prior to departure for Singapore) with a Long-Term Visit
    Pass (LTVP) or a Long-Term Visit Pass In-Principle Approval (LTVP IPA). They must have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Safe Travel Office (STO) or the Immigration
    & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). -This does not apply to passengers (except those with travel history to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka within the past 21 days prior
    to departure for Singapore) with a Work Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP), Dependant’s Pass, or the respective In-Principle Approval (IPA) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
    They must have an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA);Safe Travel Office (STO). The following applies to passengers
    with the above mentioned passes issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), with an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or the Safe Travel Office (STO) with travel
    history to higher risk countries/regions in the past 21 days prior to departure for Singapore (please refer to https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/wphl/overview for the higher risk
    countries/regions): for approval letters dated before 25 May 2021, 0000hrs, airlines must check that they are valid, either by (a) using the passenger�s Foreign Identification
    Number (FIN), on the SafeTravel website�s �Check Application Status” page at https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/STO/safeTravel/enquiry, or (b) check that the passenger has an email from
    the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) with the reference �CMP Approved to Enter”, indicating that they are allowed to enter Singapore with their existing approval letter. Airlines do not
    need to do so for passengers with an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) dated on or after 25 May 2021, 0000hrs. -This does not apply to passengers (except those
    with travel history to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka within the past 21 days prior to departure for Singapore) with a Student’s Pass (STP) or a Student’s Pass
    In-Principle Approval (STP IPA). They must have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or the Safe Travel Office (STO). -This does not apply
    to passengers (except those with travel history to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka within the past 21 days prior to departure for Singapore) with an approval letter
    from the Safe Travel Office (STO), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Health (MOH), or Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). -This does not
    apply to passengers (except those with travel history to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka within the past 21 days prior to departure for Singapore) with a Business
    Travel Pass (BTP) or a Pre-Approved Business Pass (PBP). -This does not apply to passengers with an Air Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore if they: – have stayed in
    Australia (excluding Victoria State), Brunei Darussalam, China (People’s Rep.) (excluding Guangdong province) or New Zealand in the last 21 days before departure; and – have a visa
    to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor). -This does not apply to residents of Brunei Darussalam if they: – have a valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter
    issued by Singapore under the Singapore-Brunei Reciprocal Green Lane; and – have a visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and – have a medical
    certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; and – stayed
    in Brunei Darussalam in the last 14 days before departure; and – have a return ticket or proof of other transportation arrangements to depart from Singapore. -This does not apply
    to residents of China (People�s Rep.) if they: – have a valid Safe Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-China Reciprocal Green Lane; and – have a
    visa to enter Singapore (if they are a visa-required short-term visitor); and – have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must
    have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; and – stayed in Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin, or Zhejiang in the last 7 days
    before departure; and – have a return ticket or proof of other transportation arrangements to depart from Singapore. -This does not apply to returning passengers with a Work Pass,
    Student’s Pass, Dependant�s Pass, or Long-Term Visit Pass who have a Entry Travel Pass issued by the Brunei authorities under the Singapore-Brunei Reciprocal Green Lane, an
    invitation letter issued by the Chinese authorities under the Singapore-China Fast Lane, a Singapore-Germany-Singapore (SGS) Travel Pass issued by the Singaporean-German Chamber of
    Industry and Commerce under the Singapore-Germany Reciprocal Green Lane, an electronic visa issued by the Indonesian authorities, an approval letter issued by the Embassy of Japan
    under the Singapore-Japan Reciprocal Green Lane, an approval letter issued by the Korea (Rep.) Embassy in Singapore under the Singapore-ROK Fast Lane, or a MyTravelPass approval
    letter issued by the Malaysian authorities under the Singapore-Malaysia Reciprocal Green Lane. They do not require an approval letter from the Safe Travel Office (STO), Ministry of
    Manpower (MOM), or Ministry of Education (MOE).

    2. Passengers entering and transiting Singapore must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test
    result must be in English and must include the date the test was taken, and a minimum of 2 personal identifiers as stated in the passport (i.e. name and either date of birth or
    passport number). – This does not apply to: – passengers who are 6 years or younger; – passengers who in the past 21 days have only been to or transited through Australia, Brunei
    Darussalam, China (People�s Rep.), Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China or New Zealand.

    3. Passengers with an Air Travel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore, passengers with a valid SafeTravel Pass approval letter issued by Singapore under the Singapore-Brunei
    Reciprocal Green Lane and Singapore-China Fast Lane, and passengers with an approval letter from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) with the reference numbers C01 or C21
    must: – have a mobile device with the TraceTogether app already downloaded, with the passenger�s profile registered on the app and the �Activate App� holding screen shown on the
    app; or – if the passenger has a mobile device with the TraceTogether app downloaded but is unable to show the �Activate App� holding screen, have an electronic or physical copy of
    his/her booking confirmation for a Singapore SIM card from Changi Recommends; or – if the passenger does not have a mobile device with the TraceTogether app downloaded, have an
    electronic or physical copy of his/her booking confirmation for a mobile device from Changi Recommends. – This does not apply to: – passengers who are 12 years old or younger and
    travelling with a parent or guardian; – passengers who are unable to use a mobile device due to a certified disability and/or special need.

    4. Passengers are not allowed to transit Singapore. – This does not apply when traveling on airlines with transfer routes approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
    (CAAS). Passengers must check with airlines if the airlines have the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)’s approval, before purchasing tickets. – Passengers with travel
    history to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka within the past 21 days prior to departure for Singapore are not allowed to transit.

    5. Passengers must comply with the prevailing Singapore government requirements upon entry into Singapore. Passengers could be subject to quarantine. Please refer to
    https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg

    6. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. Passengers should register and pre-pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test prior to
    departing for Singapore at https://safetravel.changiairport.com – This does not apply to: – passengers who are 6 years or younger; – merchant seamen.

    7. Passengers must submit a health declaration before arrival via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service (https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard) or via the mobile application.
    – This does not apply to passengers in transit.

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  • Singapore Latest News: Singapore, Hong Kong: Air travel bubble flights between countries, expected to begin on 26 May, delayed again after Singapore imposes new COVID-19 restrictions (Argus Media ,17.05.2021). Government announces tighter curbs on social gatherings and stricter border measures (Reuters, 04.05.2021). Singapore to block entry to visitors with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka from 2 May because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 30.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: *Entry to Singapore: Visitors, including Long Term Pass holders, from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore without prior permission from the
    Singapore government.
    Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without permission. From 24 April, a PCR COVID-19 test is required 72 hours before departure from the UK (and from most other countries), with a negative resulted needed in order to travel. All arrivals must have three PCR COVID-19 tests after arrival: one upon arrival in Singapore, one after 14 days and one at the end of their 21 day quarantine period. All travellers to Singapore, from all locations, should continue to check for the latest information on entry restrictions and requirements, which are subject to change.
    See further information from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.
    The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry and will only allow short-term visitors if they have permission. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked.
    Everyone, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, entering Singapore from the UK (and from most other countries) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit an online health declaration in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. Short term visitors, if allowed entry need to have medical insurance of at least S$30,000 from 31 January 2021.
    Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) website before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix.
    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations will be issued with a Stay at Home Notice (SHN) for at least 21 days. The SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel. The cost must be met by the traveller.
    A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries
    will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’
    and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in government allocated quarantine facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers only in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:

    **Travel in Singapore: See the Singapore Government website for the latest on the COVID-19 situation and measures in place to curb its spread. Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined and foreign nationals could face deportation. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of face masks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 6 years old, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops and services are open with social distancing measures in place. Eateries are open only for take away service. Working from home is the mandated default and those who need to go to work must wear facemasks and maintain social distancing measures at all times.
    You must record visits to any shops or services through use of the ‘TraceTogether’ phone app or a ‘TraceTogether’ token. It is mandatory to use ‘Trace Together’ to enter nearly all public buildings, including shopping centres, schools, workplaces and places of worship. Please see the Singapore Ministry of Health website for more information.
    Outside of the home groups cannot exceed two people (which could be two people from different households), with some exceptions to allow larger groups from the same household undertake essential activities together when unavoidable. Households are able to receive up to 2 visitors in one day. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints for example in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is discouraged on public transport. If from different households a maximum of two people can take a taxi or hire car together.

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    18.05.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Government announces tighter curbs on social gatherings and stricter border measures (Reuters, 04.05.2021). Singapore to block entry to visitors with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka from 2 May because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 30.04.2021). Travel bubble between HK and Singapore expected to begin on 26 May (Reuters, 25.04.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: *Entry to Singapore: Visitors, including Long Term Pass holders, from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore without prior permission from the Singapore government.
    Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without permission. From 24 April, a PCR COVID-19 test is required 72 hours before departure from the UK (and from most other countries), with a negative resulted needed in order to travel. All arrivals must have three PCR COVID-19 tests after arrival: one upon arrival in Singapore, one after 14 days and one at the end of their 21 day quarantine period. All travellers to Singapore, from all locations, should continue to check for the latest information on entry restrictions and requirements, which are subject to change.
    See further information from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.
    The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry and will only allow short-term visitors if they have permission. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked.
    Everyone, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, entering Singapore from the UK (and from most other countries) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel. You should arrange to take a private test.

    Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit an online health declaration in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. Short term visitors, if allowed entry need to have medical insurance of at least S$30,000 from 31 January 2021.

    Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) website before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix.

    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations will be issued with a Stay at Home Notice (SHN) for at least 21 days. The SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel. The cost must be met by the traveller.
    A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries
    will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’
    and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.

    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in government allocated quarantine facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers only in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Singapore: See the Singapore Government website for the latest on the COVID-19 sutiation and measures in place to curb its spread. Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined and foreign nationals could face deportation. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 6 years old, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries are open with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available in bars and restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops or services through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. You will need to either download Singapore’s ‘TraceTogether’ app or collect a ‘TraceTogether’ token. From 17 May 2021 it will be mandatory to use ‘Trace Together’ to enter nearly all buildings with high footfall, including shopping centres, schools, workplaces and places of worship. Please see the Singapore Ministry of Health website for more information.
    From 8 May, groups of up to 5 people are allowed to meet outside the home and households are able to receive up to a total of 5 visitors in one day. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints for example in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is discouraged on public transport.

    Read more
    11.05.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Government announces tighter curbs on social gatherings and stricter border measures (Reuters, 04.05.2021). Singapore to block entry to visitors with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka from 2 May because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 30.04.2021). Travel bubble between HK and Singapore expected to begin on 26 May (Reuters, 25.04.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore without prior permission.
    Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without permission. From 24 April, Long-Term Pass holders and short-term visitors are able to enter Singapore if they have pre-travel permission from the Singapore government. A PCR COVID-19 test is required 72 hours before departure from the UK, with a negative resulted needed in order to travel. All arrivals must have three PRC COVID-19 tests after arrival: one upon arrival in Singapore, one after 14 days and one at the end of their 21 day quarantine period. All arrivals in Singapore, from all locations, will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival. All travellers to Singapore, from all locations, should continue to check for the latest information on entry restrictions and requirements. These are subject to change.
    See further information from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry and will only allow short-term visitors if they have permission. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked.
    Everyone, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, entering Singapore from the UK (and from most other countries) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test. Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit an online health declaration in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. Short term visitors need to have medical insurance of at least S$30,000 from 31 January 2021.
    Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s)
    website before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix.
    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations will be issued with a Stay at Home Notice (SHN) for at least 14 days. The 14 day SHNs must be served in most instances at a government designated hotel and costs S$2,000.
    A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries
    will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’
    and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in government allocated quarantine facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers using authorised airlines, however transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Singapore: See the Singapore Government website for the latest on the COVID-19 sutiation and measures in place to curb its spread. Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined and foreign nationals could face deportation. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 6 years old, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries are open with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available in bars and restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops or services through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. You will need to either download Singapore’s ‘TraceTogether’ app or collect a ‘TraceTogether’ token. From 17 May 2021 it will be mandatory to use ‘Trace Together’ to enter nearly all buildings with high footfall, including shopping centres, schools, workplaces and places of worship. Please see the Singapore Ministry of Health website for more information.
    From 8 May, groups of up to 5 people are allowed to meet outside the home and households are able to receive up to a total of 5 visitors in one day. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints for example in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is discouraged on public transport.

    Read more
    07.05.2021
  • Singapore Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore without prior permission.
    Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without permission. From 24 April, Long-Term Pass holders and short-term visitors are able to enter Singapore if they have pre-travel permission from the Singapore government. A PCR COVID-19 test is required 72 hours before departure from the UK, with a negative resulted needed in order to travel. All arrivals must have three PRC COVID-19 tests after arrival: one upon arrival in Singapore, one after 14 days and one at the end of their 21 day quarantine period. All arrivals in Singapore, from all locations, will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival. All travellers to Singapore, from all locations, should continue to check for the latest information on entry restrictions and requirements. These are subject to change.
    See further information from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry and will only allow short-term visitors if they have permission. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked.
    Everyone, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, entering Singapore from the UK (and from most other countries) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test. Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit an online health declaration in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. Short term visitors need to have medical insurance of at least S$30,000 from 31 January 2021.
    Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s)
    website before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix.
    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations will be issued with a Stay at Home Notice (SHN) for at least 14 days. The 14 day SHNs must be served in most instances at a government designated hotel and costs S$2,000.
    A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries
    will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’
    and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you’re serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in government allocated quarantine facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers using authorised airlines, however transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Singapore: Read the Singapore Government article on the phased approach to resuming activities safely for information. Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined and foreign nationals could face deportation. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 6 years old, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries are open with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available in bars and restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. You will be required to either download Singapore’s ‘TraceTogether’ app or collect a ‘TraceTogether’ token from the Singapore government in order to enter an increasing number of locations. Groups of up to 8 people are allowed to meet outside the home. Households are able to receive up to a total of 8 visitors in one day. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is discouraged on public transport.

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    21.04.2021
  • Singapore Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore. Anyone who has been in the UK or South Africa for any period in the previous 14 days before travel, including for transit, will not be able to enter Singapore. This includes those who previously had permission to enter Singapore. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are still able to enter Singapore, but are required to undertake 14 days quarantine at a government facility on arrival, followed by 7 days quarantine at their place of residence. Travellers will be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival and at the end of their quarantine period. Read the Ministry of Health announcement for further information. The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked. Everyone, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, entering Singapore from the UK (and from most other countries) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel. Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit anonline health declaration in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. Short term visitors are required from 31 January 2021 to have medical insurance of at least S$30,000. Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) website before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix. All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and will be issued with a Stay at Home Notice (SHN). For most arrivals this is for 14 days. SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel and costs $2,000. A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling. Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will be required by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist. In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you are serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in the facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website. Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers using authorised airlines, however transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Singapore: Read the Singapore Government article on the phased approach to resuming activities safely for information. Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined and foreign nationals could face deportation. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 6 years old, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries are open with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available in bars and restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. You will be required to either download Singapore’s ‘TraceTogether’ app or collect a ‘TraceTogether’ token from the Singapore government in order to enter an increasing number of locations. Groups of up to 8 people are allowed to meet outside the home. Households are able to receive up to a total of 8 visitors in one day. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is discouraged on public transport.

    Read more
    22.03.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Singapore suspends essential business travel arrangement with Germany, Malaysia and South Korea starting 1 February amid COVID-19 resurgence (Channel News Asia)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore. Anyone who has been in the UK or South Africa for any period in the previous 14 days before travel, including for transit, will not be able to enter Singapore. This includes those who previously had permission to enter Singapore. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are still able to enter Singapore, but are required to undertake 14 days quarantine at a government facility on arrival, followed by 7 days quarantine at their place of residence. Travellers will be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival and at the end of their quarantine period. Read theMinistry of Health announcement for further information. The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry. Further details can be found on theMinistry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked. Everyone, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, entering Singapore from the UK (and from most other countries) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel. Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit anonline health declaration in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. Short term visitors are required from 31 January 2021 to havemedical insurance of at least S$30,000. Travellers are advised to check theSingapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) website before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix. All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and will be issued with a Stay at Home Notice (SHN). For most arrivals this is for 14 days. SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel and costs $2,000. A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals fromthese countries will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling. Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will be required by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist. In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you are serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in the facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website. Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between> Malaysia and Singapore *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers using authorised airlines, however transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures forChangi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Singapore: Read the Singapore Government article on the phased approach to resuming activities safely for information. Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined and foreign nationals could face deportation. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 6 years old, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries are open with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available in bars and restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. You will be required to either download Singapore’s ‘TraceTogether’ app or collect a ‘TraceTogether’ token from the Singapore government in order to enter an increasing number of locations. Groups of up to 8 people are allowed to meet outside the home. Households are able to receive up to a total of 8 visitors in one day. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is discouraged on public transport.

    Read more
    10.03.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Singapore suspends essential business travel arrangement with Germany, Malaysia and South Korea starting 1 February amid COVID-19 resurgence (Channel News Asia)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore. Anyone who has been in the UK or South Africa for any period in the previous 14 days before travel, including for transit, will not be able to enter Singapore. This includes those who previously had permission to enter Singapore. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are still able to enter Singapore, but are required to undertake 14 days quarantine at a government facility on arrival, followed by 7 days quarantine at their place of residence. Travellers will be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival and at the end of their quarantine period. Read theMinistry of Health announcement for further information. The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry. Further details can be found on theMinistry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked. Everyone, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, entering Singapore from the UK (and from most other countries) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel. Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit anonline health declaration in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. Short term visitors are required from 31 January 2021 to havemedical insurance of at least S$30,000. Travellers are advised to check theSingapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) website before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix. All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and will be issued with a Stay at Home Notice (SHN). For most arrivals this is for 14 days. SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel and costs $2,000. A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals fromthese countries will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling. Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will be required by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist. In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you are serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in the facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website. Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between> Malaysia and Singapore *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers using authorised airlines, however transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures forChangi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Singapore: Read the Singapore Government article on the phased approach to resuming activities safely for information. Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined and foreign nationals could face deportation. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 6 years old, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries are open with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available in bars and restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. You will be required to either download Singapore’s ‘TraceTogether’ app or collect a ‘TraceTogether’ token from the Singapore government in order to enter an increasing number of locations.
    Groups of up to 8 people are allowed to meet outside the home. Households are able to receive up to a total of 8 visitors in one day. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is discouraged on public transport.

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    16.02.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Singapore now requiring travelers from South Korea to quarantine for 14 days (Bloomberg, 24.12.2020). Singapore government imposes temporary travel ban on passengers from U.K. (The Daily Mail, 23.12.2020). Singapore announces that from 23:59 Singapore time on 23 December, all travellers who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days before travel will not be permitted to enter or transit Singapore (GOV.UK, 22.12.2020). Government to open “travel lane” for some incoming business travelers in mid-January (Reuters, 14.12.2020). Singapore authorities to lift border restrictions on visitors from Taiwan beginning 18 December; COVID-19 test required on arrival (Todayonline, 11.12.2020). Travel bubble between countries postponed for two weeks following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 21.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore. Anyone who has been in the UK or South Africa for any period in the previous 14 days before travel, including for transit, will not be able to enter Singapore. This includes those who previously had permission to enter Singapore. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are still able to enter Singapore, but are required to undertake 14 days quarantine at a government facility on arrival, followed by 7 days quarantine at their place of residence. Travellers will be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival and at the end of their quarantine period. Read theMinistry of Health announcement for further information. The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry. Further details can be found on theMinistry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked. Everyone, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, entering Singapore from the UK (and from most other countries) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel. Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit anonline health declaration in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. Short term visitors are required from 31 January 2021 to havemedical insurance of at least S$30,000. Travellers are advised to check theSingapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) website before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix. All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and will be issued with a Stay at Home Notice (SHN). For most arrivals this is for 14 days. SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel and costs $2,000. A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals fromthese countries will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling. Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will be required by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist. In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you are serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in the facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website. Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between> Malaysia and Singapore *Transiting Singapore: Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers using authorised airlines, however transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures forChangi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Singapore: Read the Singapore Government article on the phased approach to resuming activities safely for information. Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 6 years old, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries are open with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available in bars and restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. You will be required to either download Singapore’s ‘TraceTogether’ app or collect a ‘TraceTogether’ token from the Singapore government in order to enter an increasing number of locations. On28 December Singapore entered ‘Phase 3’ of its reopening. Groups of up to 8 people are allowed to meet outside the home. Households are able to receive up to 8 visitors. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is discouraged on public transport.

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    18.01.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Singapore now requiring travelers from South Korea to quarantine for 14 days (Bloomberg, 24.12.2020). Singapore government imposes temporary travel ban on passengers from U.K. (The Daily Mail, 23.12.2020). Singapore announces that from 23:59 Singapore time on 23 December, all travellers who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days before travel will not be permitted to enter or transit Singapore (GOV.UK, 22.12.2020). Government to open “travel lane” for some incoming business travelers in mid-January (Reuters, 14.12.2020). Singapore authorities to lift border restrictions on visitors from Taiwan beginning 18 December; COVID-19 test required on arrival (Todayonline, 11.12.2020). Travel bubble between countries postponed for two weeks following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 21.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore:
    Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore.
    From 11:59pm Singapore time on 23 December anyone who has been in the UK for any period in the previous 14 days before travel, including for transit, will not be able to enter Singapore. This includes those who previously had permission to enter Singapore. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, are still able to enter Singapore, but are required to undertake an additional COVID-19 test upon arrival. Read the Ministry of Health announcement for further information.
    The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked.
    Everyone, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, entering Singapore from the UK (and from most other countries) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel. You will be issued with a 14 day Stay at Home Notice (SHN) for mandatory quarantine upon arrival.
    Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit an online health declaration in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance.
    Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) website before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix.
    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements:
    Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be issued with a Stay at Home Notice (SHN). For most arrivals this is for 14 days. SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel and costs $2,000.
    A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will be required by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you are serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in the facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    *Transiting Singapore:
    Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers using authorised airlines, however transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Singapore: Read the Singapore Government article on the phased approach to resuming activities safely for information. Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 6 years old, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries are open with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available in bars and restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. You will be required to either download Singapore’s ‘TraceTogether’ app or collect a ‘TraceTogether’ token from the Singapore government in order to enter an increasing number of locations. On28 December Singapore entered ‘Phase 3’ of its reopening. Groups of up to 8 people are allowed to meet outside the home. Households are able to receive up to 8 visitors. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is discouraged on public transport.

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    13.01.2021
  • Singapore Latest News: Singapore government imposes temporary travel ban on passengers from U.K. (The Daily Mail, 23.12.2020). Singapore announces that from 23:59 Singapore time on 23 December, all travellers who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days before travel will not be permitted to enter or transit Singapore (GOV.UK, 22.12.2020). Government to open “travel lane” for some incoming business travelers in mid-January (Reuters, 14.12.2020). Singapore authorities to lift border restrictions on visitors from Taiwan beginning 18 December; COVID-19 test required on arrival (Todayonline, 11.12.2020). Travel bubble between countries postponed for two weeks following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 21.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore:
    Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore.
    From 11:59pm Singapore time on 23 December anyone who has been in the UK for any period in the previous 14 days before travel, including for transit, will not be able to enter Singapore. This includes those who previously had permission to enter Singapore. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, are still able to enter Singapore, but are required to undertake an additional COVID-19 test upon arrival. Read the Ministry of Health announcement for further information.
    The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked.
    Everyone, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, entering Singapore from the UK (and from most other countries) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel. You will be issued with a 14 day Stay at Home Notice (SHN) for mandatory quarantine upon arrival.
    Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit an online health declaration in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance.
    Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) website before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix.
    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements:
    Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be issued with a Stay at Home Notice (SHN). For most arrivals this is for 14 days. SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel and costs $2,000.
    A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling.
    Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will be required by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you are serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in the facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    *Transiting Singapore:
    Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers using authorised airlines, however transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Singapore: Read the hereSingapore Government article on the phased approach to resuming activities safely for information. Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 6 years old, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries are open with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available in bars and restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. You will be required to either download Singapore’s href=”https://www.tracetogether.gov.sg/”>‘TraceTogether’ app or collect a ‘TraceTogether’ token

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  • Singapore Latest News: Singapore announces that from 23:59 Singapore time on 23 December, all travellers who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days before travel will not be permitted to enter or transit Singapore (GOV.UK, 22.12.2020). Government to open “travel lane” for some incoming business travelers in mid-January (Reuters, 14.12.2020). Singapore authorities to lift border restrictions on visitors from Taiwan beginning 18 December; COVID-19 test required on arrival (Todayonline, 11.12.2020). Travel bubble between countries postponed for two weeks following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 21.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore. Short term visitors with extenuating circumstances for which you need to enter Singapore will only be permitted entry if you have been issued a ‘SafeTravel Pass’. For more information see SafeTravel Pass
    Application Portal. If you are a spouse, partner, child, relative or contact of a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident who needs to visit Singapore for exceptional reasons, an application for entry may be submitted via the Ministry of Health.
    The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked. Everyone, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, entering Singapore (from most countries) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel. You will be issued with a 14 day Stay at Home Notice (SHN) for mandatory quarantine upon arrival.
    Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit an online health declaration in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) website
    before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix. All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements – Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be issued with a Stay at Home Notice (SHN). For most arrivals this is for 14 days. SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel and costs $2,000. A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling. Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will be required by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you are serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in the facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    *Transiting Singapore – Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers using authorised airlines, however transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Singapore: Read the hereSingapore Government article on the phased approach to resuming activities safely for information. Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 6 years old, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries are open with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available in bars and restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. You will be required to either download Singapore’s href=”https://www.tracetogether.gov.sg/”>‘TraceTogether’ app or collect a ‘TraceTogether’ token

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  • Singapore Latest News: Travel bubble between countries postponed for two weeks following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 21.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Singapore: Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore. Short term visitors with extenuating circumstances for which you need to enter Singapore will only be permitted entry if you have been issued a ‘SafeTravel Pass’. For more information see SafeTravel Pass
    Application Portal. If you are a spouse, partner, child, relative or contact of a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident who needs to visit Singapore for exceptional reasons, an application for entry may be submitted via the Ministry of Health.
    The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow Singapore work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter or re-enter Singapore if their employers have obtained prior approval from the Ministry. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website. You will be refused entry or risk deportation if you do not comply with this requirement. You also risk having your work pass revoked. Everyone, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, entering Singapore (from most countries) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel. You will be issued with a 14 day Stay at Home Notice (SHN) for mandatory quarantine upon arrival.
    Once you have permission to enter Singapore you must submit an online health declaration in advance of your arrival. Otherwise, it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance. Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) website
    before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix. All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    *Quarantine requirements – Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be issued with a Stay at Home Notice (SHN). For most arrivals this is for 14 days. SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel and costs $2,000. A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling. Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will be required by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you are serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in the facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website.
    Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    *Transiting Singapore – Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers using authorised airlines, however transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Singapore – Read the Singapore Government article on the phased approach to resuming activities safely for information. Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services – The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 6 years old, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries are open with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available in restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. You will be required to either download Singapore’s ‘TraceTogether’ app or, if resident in Singapore, collect a ‘TraceTogether’ token from the Singapore government in order to enter an increasing number of locations (see https://www.tracetogether.gov.sg/).
    Groups of up to 5 people are allowed outside the home. Households can receive up to 5 visitors at one time. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is discouraged on public transport.

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    07.12.2020
  • Singapore Latest News: Travel bubble between HKG and Singapore to begin 22 November (Reuters, 10.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore. If you have extenuating circumstances for which you need to enter Singapore, you will only be permitted entry if you have been issued a ‘SafeTravel Pass’. For more information see SafeTravel Pass Application portal.
    From 17 November travellers, apart from Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who have been granted permission to enter Singapore, must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test) within 72 hours of travel. You will be issued with a 14 day Stay at Home Notice (SHN) for mandatory quarantine upon arrival.
    If you are a spouse or child of a Singapore resident (Singapore citizens and permanent residents) who needs to visit Singapore due to extenuating circumstances, an application for entry may be submitted via the Ministry of Health.
    Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) website before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix.
    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail. The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter Singapore if they have obtained prior approval of the Ministry. Employers of work pass holders are required to obtain approval from the Ministry before pass holders are able to travel to Singapore. Approval may be subject to conditions such as obtaining a doctor’s certificate before flying.
    Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website. Work pass holders will be refused entry or risk deportation if they do not comply with this requirement. They also risk having their work pass revoked.
    Quarantine requirements – Everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be issued with a Stay at Home Notice (SHN). For most arrivals this is for 14 days. SHNs must be served at a government designated hotel and costs $2,000. A limited number of countries have been designated as ‘low-risk’ and will be issued with a 7-day SHN, or no SHN. Arrivals from these countries will be also be permitted to carry out quarantine at their residence, if applicable. Full details of exemptions including testing requirements and quarantine information can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) ‘Arrival in Singapore’ and ‘SafeTravel’ webpages. You should check these websites for updates and review SHN details before travelling. Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will be required by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
    In addition to quarantine fees, all arrivals must pay for a COVID-19 test which will be conducted before the SHN quarantine period ends. While you are serving quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room/place of residence. Smoking may not be allowed in the facilities. The quarantine period cannot be reduced, even if you wish to leave Singapore. Failure to comply carries a fine and a jail term of up to six months. More details can be found on the Singapore government website. Permanent Residents and approved work pass holders with permission to enter Singapore must submit an online health declaration in advance of their arrival. Otherwise it will need to be completed upon entry and may result in delays to immigration clearance.
    Specific schemes exist for essential business travel to Singapore from certain countries. To use these schemes your travel must be sponsored by your employer. Schemes also exist for long-term pass holders to facilitate limited travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
    Transiting Singapore – Singapore’s Changi Airport allows transit of passengers using authorised airlines, however transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. You should also familiarise yourself with new transit procedures for Changi Airport before travelling.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 2, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries have reopened with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available for purchase in restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. Up to 5 people are allowed to gather together outside the home. Households can receive up to 5 visitors at one time. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is prohibited on public transport.

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    11.11.2020
  • Singapore New arrivals to wear monitoring devices during 14-day home isolation from 10 August (Channel News Asia, 02.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore. If you have extenuating circumstances for which you need to enter Singapore, you will only be permitted entry if you have been issued a ‘SafeTravel Pass’. For more information see SafeTravel Pass Application Portal. If you are a spouse or child of a Singapore resident (Singapore citizens and permanent residents) who needs to visit Singapore due to extenuating circumstances, an application for entry may be submitted via the Ministry of Health. Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) website before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix. All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail. The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter Singapore if they have obtained prior approval of the Ministry. Employers of work pass holders are required to obtain approval from the Ministry before pass holders are able to travel to Singapore. Approval may be subject to conditions such as obtaining a doctor’s certificate before flying. Any work pass holders or dependents who are granted permission to enter Singapore will be issued with a 14-day Stay at Home Notice (SHN). Singapore’s Changi Airport has allowed transit to authorised airlines from 2 June but to date transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website [https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19]. Work pass holders will be refused entry or risk deportation if they do not comply with this requirement. They also risk having their work pass revoked.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 2, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries have reopened with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available for purchase in restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. Up to 5 people are allowed to gather together outside the home. Households can receive up to 5 visitors at one time. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is prohibited on public transport.

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    01.09.2020
  • Singapore New arrivals to wear monitoring devices during 14-day home isolation from 10 August (Channel News Asia, 02.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore. If you have extenuating circumstances for which you need to enter Singapore, you will only be permitted entry if you have been issued a ‘SafeTravel Pass’. For more information see SafeTravel Pass Application Portal.If you are a spouse or child of a Singapore resident (Singapore citizens and permanent residents) who needs to visit Singapore due to extenuating circumstances, an application for entry may be submitted via the Ministry of Health.Travellers are advised to check the Singapore Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) website before travelling. Measures for inbound travellers are summarised in the COVID-19 Appendix. All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail. The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter Singapore if they have obtained prior approval of the Ministry. Employers of work pass holders are required to obtain approval from the Ministry before pass holders are able to travel to Singapore. Approval may be subject to conditions such as obtaining a doctor’s certificate before flying. Any work pass holders or dependents who are granted permission to enter Singapore will be issued with a 14-day Stay at Home Notice (SHN). Singapore’s Changi Airport has allowed transit to authorised airlines from 2 June but to date transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore.Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website [https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19]. Work pass holders will be refused entry or risk deportation if they do not comply with this requirement. They also risk having their work pass revoked.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 2, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries have reopened with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available for purchase in restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. Up to 5 people are allowed to gather together outside the home. Households can receive up to 5 visitors at one time. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is prohibited on public transport.

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    06.08.2020
  • Singapore Singapore will gradually reopen its borders with safeguards in place to allow Singaporeans to conduct essential activities abroad and for foreigners to enter and transit through the country. (CNA, 19.05.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Singapore is currently in ‘Phase Two’ of its response to Covid-19. Read the Singapore Government article on the phased approach to resuming activities safely for more information [https://www.gov.sg/article/ending-circuit-breaker-phased-approach-to-resuming-activities-safely].
    Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore. Singapore’s Changi Airport has allowed transit to authorised airlines from 2 June but to date transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore.
    If you need to visit Singapore in extenuating circumstances, you should make a request to the Singapore government by submitting a Form 14 (please copy and paste link into your browser): https://www.ica.gov.sg/docs/default-source/ica/forms/form14.pdf to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and wait for a response before attempting to travel.
    All Long-Term Pass holders, as well as those who have been granted IPA for LTVP, who are planning to enter or return to Singapore must obtain the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority permission before they commence their journey to Singapore. They can do so by submitting their application for entry to ICA_nCoV_request@ica.gov.sg.
    All work pass holders must comply with all Singapore government regulations or face their passes being revoked and/or fines/jail.
    The Singapore Ministry of Manpower will only allow work pass holders and/or their dependents to enter Singapore if they have obtained prior approval of the Ministry. Employers of work pass holders are required to obtain approval from the Ministry before pass holders travel to Singapore. Approval may be subject to conditions such as obtaining a doctor’s certificate before flying.
    Any work pass holders or dependents who are granted permission to enter Singapore will be issued with a 14-day Stay at Home Notice (SHN). Further details can be found on the Ministry of Manpower website [https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19]. Work pass holders will be refused entry or risk deportation if they do not comply with this requirement. They also risk having their work pass revoked.
    Singapore’s Changi Airport has allowed transit to authorised airlines from 2 June but to date transit is only possible in certain circumstances.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 2, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. Most shops, services and eateries have reopened with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available for purchase in restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. Up to 5 people are allowed to gather together outside the home. Households can receive up to 5 visitors at one time. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is prohibited on public transport.

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    17.07.2020
  • Singapore Singapore will gradually reopen its borders with safeguards in place to allow Singaporeans to conduct essential activities abroad and for foreigners to enter and transit through the country. (CNA, 19.05.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Short term visitors from anywhere in the world are not able to enter Singapore. Singapore’s Changi Airport has allowed transit to authorised airlines from 2 June but to date transit is only possible in certain circumstances. Check with your airline before undertaking a journey via Singapore.
    If you need to visit Singapore in extenuating circumstances, you should make a request to the Singapore government by submitting a Form 14 (please copy and paste link into your browser): https://www.ica.gov.sg/docs/default-source/ica/forms/form14.pdf to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and wait for a response before attempting to travel.
    All Long-Term Pass holders, as well as those who have been granted IPA for LTVP, who are planning to enter or return to Singapore must obtain the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority permission before they commence their journey to Singapore. They can do so by submitting their application for entry to ICA_nCoV_request@ica.gov.sg.
    All travellers permitted to enter Singapore have to submit a health declaration form online before proceeding with immigration clearance.
    All short-term visitors are not permitted to enter or transit through Singapore. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will only allow work pass holders who provide essential services to return to the country. At the current juncture, all work pass holders intending to return to Singapore need to obtain MOM’s approval prior to undertaking the journey.
    British Airways BA15 and BA16 flights from London to Sydney have a specific arrangement with Singapore allowing flights to land in Singapore for refuelling. Passengers will not be allowed to leave the plane during this process.
    Arriving citizens and residents must show that a COVID-19 test has been done within three days before departure for Samoa; and confirmation of completion of a 14 day quarantine period, before departure for Samoa. They will be subject to a further 14-day quarantine at a designated facility upon arrival.
    Chinese nationals with a long-term pass in Singapore may only fly into Singapore if their final destination is Singapore – they may not transit to another location via Singapore. They will be quarantined upon entry to Singapore.
    The MOM will reject all new work pass applications for foreign workers from mainland China until further notice. Renewal applications for existing work pass holders will not be affected.
    Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel abroad.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 2, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise.
    Most shops, services and eateries have reopened with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available for purchase in restaurants after 10:30pm.
    You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance.
    Up to 5 people are allowed to gather together outside the home. Households can receive up to 5 visitors at one time. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is prohibited on public transport. Speaking is prohibited on public transport.

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    09.07.2020
  • Singapore Singapore will gradually reopen its borders with safeguards in place to allow Singaporeans to conduct essential activities abroad and for foreigners to enter and transit through the country. (CNA, 19.05.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Transit through Changi Airport for foreign travellers will be allowed from 2 June.
    If you need to visit Singapore in extenuating circumstances, you should make a request to the Singapore government by submitting a Form 14 (please copy and paste link into your browser): https://www.ica.gov.sg/docs/default-source/ica/forms/form14.pdf to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and wait for a response before attempting to travel.
    All Long-Term Pass holders, as well as those who have been granted IPA for LTVP, who are planning to enter or return to Singapore must obtain the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority permission before they commence their journey to Singapore. They can do so by submitting their application for entry to ICA_nCoV_request@ica.gov.sg.
    All travellers permitted to enter Singapore have to submit a health declaration form online before proceeding with immigration clearance.
    All short-term visitors are not permitted to enter or transit through Singapore. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will only allow work pass holders who provide essential services to return to the country. At the current juncture, all work pass holders intending to return to Singapore need to obtain MOM’s approval prior to undertaking the journey.
    British Airways BA15 and BA16 flights from London to Sydney have a specific arrangement with Singapore allowing flights to land in Singapore for refuelling. Passengers will not be allowed to leave the plane during this process.
    Arriving citizens and residents must show that a COVID-19 test has been done within three days before departure for Samoa; and confirmation of completion of a 14 day quarantine period, before departure for Samoa. They will be subject to a further 14-day quarantine at a designated facility upon arrival.
    Chinese nationals with a long-term pass in Singapore may only fly into Singapore if their final destination is Singapore – they may not transit to another location via Singapore. They will be quarantined upon entry to Singapore.
    The MOM will reject all new work pass applications for foreign workers from mainland China until further notice. Renewal applications for existing work pass holders will not be affected.
    Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel abroad.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 2, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise.
    Most shops, services and eateries have reopened with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available for purchase in restaurants after 10:30pm.
    You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance.
    Up to 5 people are allowed to gather together outside the home. Households can receive up to 5 visitors at one time. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is prohibited on public transport. Speaking is prohibited on public transport.

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    03.07.2020
  • Singapore Authorities to allow travelers to transit through Changi Airport starting 2 June (Bangkok Post, 20.05.2020). Singapore will gradually reopen its borders with safeguards in place to allow Singaporeans to conduct essential activities abroad and for foreigners to enter and transit through the country. (CNA, 19.05.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Transit through Changi Airport for foreign travellers will be allowed from 2 June.
    All Long-Term Pass holders, as well as those who have been granted IPA for LTVP, who are planning to enter or return to Singapore must obtain the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority permission before they commence their journey to Singapore. They can do so by submitting their application for entry to ICA_nCoV_request@ica.gov.sg.
    All travellers permitted to enter Singapore have to submit a health declaration form online before proceeding with immigration clearance.
    All short-term visitors are not permitted to enter or transit through Singapore. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will only allow work pass holders who provide essential services to return to the country. At the current juncture, all work pass holders intending to return to Singapore need to obtain MOM’s approval prior to undertaking the journey.
    British Airways BA15 and BA16 flights from London to Sydney have a specific arrangement with Singapore allowing flights to land in Singapore for refuelling. Passengers will not be allowed to leave the plane during this process.
    Arriving citizens and residents must show that a COVID-19 test has been done within three days before departure for Samoa; and confirmation of completion of a 14 day quarantine period, before departure for Samoa. They will be subject to a further 14-day quarantine at a designated facility upon arrival.
    Chinese nationals with a long-term pass in Singapore may only fly into Singapore if their final destination is Singapore – they may not transit to another location via Singapore. They will be quarantined upon entry to Singapore.
    The MOM will reject all new work pass applications for foreign workers from mainland China until further notice. Renewal applications for existing work pass holders will not be affected.
    Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel abroad.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Those who do not comply with these measures will be fined. Repeat offenders will face further fines and/or prosecution. Be aware that restrictions and penalties are subject to change at short notice.
    The wearing of facemasks is compulsory for everyone when outside of their place of residence, except children under 2, when eating or when engaged in strenuous exercise. From 19 June most shops, services and eateries have reopened with social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be available for purchase in restaurants after 10:30pm. You must record visits to any shops, services etc. through a ‘Safe Entry’ phone app or by signing in at the entrance. Up to 5 people are allowed to gather together outside the home. Households can receive up to 5 visitors at one time. A distance of 1 metre should be maintained between people, except when this is not possible due to space constraints e.g. in a lift or on public transport. Speaking is prohibited on public transport.

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    02.07.2020
  • Singapore Authorities to allow travelers to transit through Changi Airport starting 2 June (Bangkok Post, 20.05.2020). Singapore will gradually reopen its borders with safeguards in place to allow Singaporeans to conduct essential activities abroad and for foreigners to enter and transit through the country. (CNA, 19.05.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Transit through Changi Airport for foreign travellers will be allowed from 2 June.
    All Long-Term Pass holders, as well as those who have been granted IPA for LTVP, who are planning to enter or return to Singapore must obtain the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority permission before they commence their journey to Singapore. They can do so by submitting their application for entry to ICA_nCoV_request@ica.gov.sg.
    All travellers permitted to enter Singapore have to submit a health declaration form online before proceeding with immigration clearance.
    All short-term visitors are not permitted to enter or transit through Singapore. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will only allow work pass holders who provide essential services to return to the country. At the current juncture, all work pass holders intending to return to Singapore need to obtain MOM’s approval prior to undertaking the journey.
    British Airways BA15 and BA16 flights from London to Sydney have a specific arrangement with Singapore allowing flights to land in Singapore for refuelling. Passengers will not be allowed to leave the plane during this process.
    Arriving citizens and residents must show that a COVID-19 test has been done within three days before departure for Samoa; and confirmation of completion of a 14 day quarantine period, before departure for Samoa. They will be subject to a further 14-day quarantine at a designated facility upon arrival.
    Chinese nationals with a long-term pass in Singapore may only fly into Singapore if their final destination is Singapore – they may not transit to another location via Singapore. They will be quarantined upon entry to Singapore.
    The MOM will reject all new work pass applications for foreign workers from mainland China until further notice. Renewal applications for existing work pass holders will not be affected.
    Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel abroad.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Singapore has implemented internal measures effective until at least 1 June, under which non-essential movements will be discouraged and most offices will be required to establish work-from-home arrangements. Markets and supermarkets, clinics, hospitals, utilities, transportation and key banking services will remain open. Food establishments will also remain open, but for takeaway services only. Key economic sectors that are considered strategic or linked to the global supply chain will also remain open, but with stringent distancing measures.
    Access to specific locations is limited based on dates of the month. While only four locations were targeted by these measures, targeted action will be taken to limit movement at popular areas, indicating similar restrictions may be imposed in the coming days. More details on the restrictions can be found on the National Environment Agency’s website.
    So as to assist in contact tracing, those visiting popular malls and supermarkets are required to provide their contact details, while all workers permitted to enter their workplaces during the circuit-breaker measures are required to use a digital check-in application, SafeEntry. More details on SafeEntry’s deployment at workplaces can be found at the relevant government website.
    It is mandatory for all to wear masks when in public, except those aged below two years old and those doing vigorous exercises. People who fail to do so will be fined, serious cases will be prosecuted in court.
    All social gatherings of any size in public and private spaces are banned. Any offence will be punishable by a fine and in certain cases imprisonment. More details of the restrictions are available here.
    All non-essential ‘large-scale’ events are cancelled.
    Employers have been advised to strengthen their business continuity plans, including allowing employees to work from home. Stricter control measures, such as restricting the number of visitors, can also be expected to be imposed at healthcare facilities and schools.
    From 5 May, ‘circuit breaker’ measures have been gradually eased; selected work places are permitted to reopen at limited capacity, depending on their level of essentiality. Traditional Chinese Medicine shops were allowed to operate from 5 May. From 12 May onwards, selected businesses such as home-based food operations, food manufacturers, barbers and laundry services will be allowed to resume operations at a limited capacity. There are plans for students to return to school in small groups from 19 May, where graduating cohorts will be prioritised. Social distancing measures will remain in place.

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    25.06.2020
  • Singapore Since the start of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak, the Singapore Government has implemented a series of measures to reduce the risk of imported cases and slow the transmission of the virus. Singapore’s borders are now reopening gradually to allow safe travel in limited numbers, with the necessary safeguards in place to ensure public health considerations are addressed.

    General Advisory for Visitors

    Short-term visitors are not allowed entry into Singapore, except those coming in under the Green/ Fast Lane arrangements (starting with China, and eventually covering more countries/regions), or with special prior approval. Singapore has also ceased port calls for all cruise vessels.

    Only visitors from China are allowed entry into Singapore for essential visits, via the “fast lane” that has been established between selected Chinese provinces and Singapore. Residents in China seeking to make essential business or official travel to Singapore via the fast lane must be sponsored by either a company or a Singapore Government agency, obtain approval, and meet other requirements before entering Singapore. Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass holders returning to Singapore from China must also comply with a set of requirements. More information on the requirements for the Singapore-China Fast Lane can be found here: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-Statements-Transcripts-and-Photos/2020/06/20200603-SG-CHINA-Fast-Lane-Essential-Travel.

    Singapore is also in ongoing discussions with various countries and regions on developing bilateral arrangements for safe travel. We will continue to update our border measures, taking into account our understanding of the virus and developments in other countries and regions.

    All incoming travellers, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders (Work Pass holders, Student’s Pass holders, Long-Term Visit Pass (LTP) holders and Dependant’s Pass holders, as well as those who have been granted In-Principle Approval (IPA) for a LTP), are required to serve a 14-day Stay-Home-Notice (SHN). From 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, in addition to serving a 14-day SHN, all travellers entering Singapore will have to undergo testing before the end of their SHN.

    All travellers entering Singapore after 17 June 2020, and who had remained in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Mainland China, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam in the last consecutive 14 days prior to their entry, do not have to serve their SHN at dedicated SHN facilities:

    a. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents may serve their 14-day SHN at their place of residence.
    b. Long Term Pass holders may serve their 14-day SHN at a place of residence that they or their family members own or are sole tenants of; or in suitable accommodation such as a hotel, at their own cost.

    All other travellers entering Singapore will continue to serve their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.

    All Long-Term Pass holders will require prior approval before entering Singapore. This excludes those returning under the Singapore-China Fast Lane arrangements, as separate arrangements have been put in place for this group.

    For details on border control measures in Singapore, please visit the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website (https://www.ica.gov.sg/covid-19).

    If you are in Singapore, please do your part by practising good personal hygiene, monitor your own health and follow appropriate safe management measures. For the latest update on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore, please visit the Ministry of Health (MOH) website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19).

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    23.06.2020
  • Singapore Authorities to allow travelers to transit through Changi Airport starting 2 June (Bangkok Post, 20.05.2020). Singapore will gradually reopen its borders with safeguards in place to allow Singaporeans to conduct essential activities abroad and for foreigners to enter and transit through the country. (CNA, 19.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Transit through Changi Airport for foreign travellers will be allowed from 2 June. All Long-Term Pass holders, as well as those who have been granted IPA for LTVP, who are planning to enter or return to Singapore must obtain the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority permission before they commence their journey to Singapore. They can do so by submitting their application for entry to ICA_nCoV_request@ica.gov.sg. All travellers permitted to enter Singapore have to submit a health declaration form online before proceeding with immigration clearance. All short-term visitors are not permitted to enter or transit through Singapore. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will only allow work pass holders who provide essential services to return to the country. At the current juncture, all work pass holders intending to return to Singapore need to obtain MOM’s approval prior to undertaking the journey. British Airways BA15 and BA16 flights from London to Sydney have a specific arrangement with Singapore allowing flights to land in Singapore for refuelling. Passengers will not be allowed to leave the plane during this process. Arriving citizens and residents must show that a COVID-19 test has been done within three days before departure for Samoa; and confirmation of completion of a 14 day quarantine period, before departure for Samoa. They will be subject to a further 14-day quarantine at a designated facility upon arrival. Chinese nationals with a long-term pass in Singapore may only fly into Singapore if their final destination is Singapore – they may not transit to another location via Singapore. They will be quarantined upon entry to Singapore. The MOM will reject all new work pass applications for foreign workers from mainland China until further notice. Renewal applications for existing work pass holders will not be affected. Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel abroad.

    Internal restrictions:

    Singapore has implemented internal measures effective until at least 1 June, under which non-essential movements will be discouraged and most offices will be required to establish work-from-home arrangements. Markets and supermarkets, clinics, hospitals, utilities, transportation and key banking services will remain open. Food establishments will also remain open, but for takeaway services only. Key economic sectors that are considered strategic or linked to the global supply chain will also remain open, but with stringent distancing measures. Access to specific locations is limited based on dates of the month. While only four locations were targeted by these measures, targeted action will be taken to limit movement at popular areas, indicating similar restrictions may be imposed in the coming days. More details on the restrictions can be found on the National Environment Agency’s website. So as to assist in contact tracing, those visiting popular malls and supermarkets are required to provide their contact details, while all workers permitted to enter their workplaces during the circuit-breaker measures are required to use a digital check-in application, SafeEntry. More details on SafeEntry’s deployment at workplaces can be found at the relevant government website. It is mandatory for all to wear masks when in public, except those aged below two years old and those doing vigorous exercises. People who fail to do so will be fined, serious cases will be prosecuted in court. All social gatherings of any size in public and private spaces are banned. Any offence will be punishable by a fine and in certain cases imprisonment. More details of the restrictions are available here. All non-essential ‘large-scale’ events are cancelled. Employers have been advised to strengthen their business continuity plans, including allowing employees to work from home. Stricter control measures, such as restricting the number of visitors, can also be expected to be imposed at healthcare facilities and schools. From 5 May, ‘circuit breaker’ measures have been gradually eased; selected work places are permitted to reopen at limited capacity, depending on their level of essentially.

    Traditional Chinese Medicine shops were allowed to operate from 5 May. From 12 May onwards, selected businesses such as home-based food operations, food manufacturers, barbers and laundry services will be allowed to resume operations at a limited capacity. There are plans for students to return to school in small groups from 19 May, where graduating cohorts will be prioritised. Social distancing measures will remain in place.

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    27.05.2020
  • Singapore Passengers traveling as short-term visitors are not allowed to transit or enter Singapore. – This does not apply to returning residents of Singapore (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or passengers with a Long-Term Pass (including passengers with a Work Pass, Student’s Pass, Dependent’s Pass, and Long-Term Visit Pass)). Upon entry into Singapore, they must serve a 14-day self-isolation at dedicated Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) facilities. – Passengers with a new or existing Work Pass will be allowed entry if they have an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). – Passengers with a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or a Long-Term Visit Pass In-Principle Approval (LTVP IPA) issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), will be allowed entry if they have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). – Passengers with a Student’s Pass (STP) or a Student’s Pass In-Principle Approval (STP IPA), will be allowed entry if they have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). 2. Short-term visitors will be allowed entry into Singapore if they have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) or the Ministry of Health (MOH). They could still be subjected to the prevailing health screening requirements upon entry. Possession of an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) does not guarantee the issuance of a Visit Pass to enter Singapore. 3. Passengers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and passengers with a Long-Term Pass (LTP), must submit a health declaration. This can be done via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service (https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard) or via the mobile application (to be downloaded from Apple AppStore or Google Play). 4. Airlines must inform passengers to submit their health declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service before arriving in Singapore. 5. The paper-based embarkation/disembarkation card is discontinued. All airlines must stop distributing these cards for flights planned to arrive in Singapore on or after 27 March 2020, 0900 hours..

    Internal restrictions:

    Singapore has implemented internal measures effective until at least 1 June, under which non-essential movements will be discouraged and most offices will be required to establish work-from-home arrangements. Markets and supermarkets, clinics, hospitals, utilities, transportation and key banking services will remain open. Food establishments will also remain open, but for takeaway services only. Key economic sectors that are considered strategic or linked to the global supply chain will also remain open, but with stringent distancing measures. From 14 April, it is mandatory for all to wear masks when in public, except those aged below two years old and those doing vigorous exercises. People who fail to do so will be fined, serious cases will be prosecuted in court.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 5 May, ‘circuit breaker’ measures have been gradually eased; selected work places are permitted to reopen at limited capacity, depending on their level of essentiality. Traditional Chinese Medicine shops were allowed to operate from 5 May. From 12 May onwards, selected businesses such as home-based food operations, food manufacturers, barbers and laundry services will be allowed to resume operations at a limited capacity. There are plans for students to return to school in small groups from 19 May, where graduating cohorts will be prioritised. Social distancing measures will remain in place.

    Source: https://sg.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/ https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening

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    12.05.2020
  • Singapore 1. Passengers traveling as short-term visitors are not allowed to transit or enter Singapore.
    – This does not apply to returning residents of Singapore (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or passengers with a Long-Term Pass (including passengers with a Work Pass, Student’s Pass, Dependent’s Pass, and Long-Term Visit Pass)). Upon entry into Singapore, they must serve a 14-day self-isolation at dedicated Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) facilities.
    – Passengers with a new or existing Work Pass will be allowed entry if they have an approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
    – Passengers with a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) or a Long-Term Visit Pass In-Principle Approval (LTVP IPA) issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), will be allowed entry if they have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
    – Passengers with a Student’s Pass (STP) or a Student’s Pass In-Principle Approval (STP IPA), will be allowed entry if they have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
    2. Short-term visitors will be allowed entry into Singapore if they have an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) or the Ministry of Health (MOH). They could still be subjected to the prevailing health screening requirements upon entry. Possession of an Approval Letter for Entry (ALE) does not guarantee the issuance of a Visit Pass to enter Singapore.
    3. Passengers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and passengers with a Long-Term Pass (LTP), must submit a health declaration. This can be done via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service (https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard) or via the mobile application (to be downloaded from Apple AppStore or Google Play).
    4. Airlines must inform passengers to submit their health declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service before arriving in Singapore.
    5. The paper-based embarkation/disembarkation card is discontinued. All airlines must stop distributing these cards for flights planned to arrive in Singapore on or after 27 March 2020, 0900 hours..

    Internal restrictions:

    Singapore has implemented internal measures effective until at least 1 June, under which non-essential movements will be discouraged and most offices will be required to establish work-from-home arrangements. Markets and supermarkets, clinics, hospitals, utilities, transportation and key banking services will remain open. Food establishments will also remain open, but for takeaway services only. Key economic sectors that are considered strategic or linked to the global supply chain will also remain open, but with stringent distancing measures.
    From 14 April, it is mandatory for all to wear masks when in public, except those aged below two years old and those doing vigorous exercises. People who fail to do so will be fined, serious cases will be prosecuted in court.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Starting 5 May, there will be gradual easing of ‘circuit breaker’ measures where selected work places are permitted to reopen at limited capacity amid the easing of restrictions in the coming weeks, depending on their level of essentiality.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Ministry of Health/
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