Travellers do not need specific approval to leave Singapore. All travellers, including VTL (Air) users should check with the authorities of the destination country region on the requirements imposed on travellers departing from Singapore, including whether a pre-departure test and digital health and vaccine certificates are required. 

Travellers are also encouraged to review the latest travel advisories from Ministry of Health and Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to their departure from Singapore.

Information last reviewed: 28 March 2022




Click here to learn more about your eligibility to travel to the United States

Pre-departure Preparation

Please click here for more information about what to prepare before travelling to the United States and documents required when you check-in for your flight at Changi Airport. 

Travellers are advised to arrive early at the airport as there may be a longer check-in or waiting time due to Covid-19 regulations. 

Travellers who do not meet any of the requirements may be refused boarding by the airline. Do check with your airline on the documentation required for boarding. 

Arriving in the United States Please check with the following airports or local governments on on-arrival procedures, immigration guidelines and other safe travel measures.
During your stay in the United States

Travellers must adhere to the prevailing public health regulations and Safe Management Measures (SMMs) when in the United States.

As a general guideline, one should:

  • Always keep the mask on except when eating, drinking, or exercising
  • Follow physical distancing guidelines in public settings, and limit contact with people from outside your social bubble

Please click on the following for more information about prevailing SMMs in the United States:

Covid-19 Test Centres Please click here for the list of Covid-19 test centres in the United States.
Returning to Singapore via a VTL Flight

Travellers intending to leave the United States to Singapore should note that designated VTL flights to Singapore are only available in:

  • Houston 
  • Los Angeles
  • New York City
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle

Please click here for the list of airlines approved to operate designated VTL flights to Singapore from your country of departure.

Please note that not all flights departing from VTL countries/regions and operated by approved airlines are designated VTL flights. Travellers should consult their airlines to confirm the flight numbers and days of operation of the designated VTL flights.

Please refer to the Travelling to Singapore page for more information. 

Useful Contacts

U.S. Embassy in Singapore

Singapore embassy in the United States 


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As we endeavour to keep the information up to date, you should confirm the accuracy of any information provided with official government sources, as travel restrictions may change suddenly. You shall be solely responsible for the use of information on this website. Information provided is mainly catered to fully vaccinated Singapore citizens departing from Singapore. Please refer to your destination’s immigration policies and regulations if you do not fall under this category.