Inbound Passengers to Changi Airport

Passengers from all countries and regions entering Singapore are to note the following border control measures:


For Singapore Residents

(Singapore citizens and permanent residents)

For Long-Term Pass Holders (with valid approval letter for entry)1 For Short-Term Visitors

Travellers who have spent the last 14 consecutive days in these countries/regions:

  • Australia 
  • Brunei Darussalam 
  • Hong Kong 
  • Japan 
  • Macao 
  • Mainland China 
  • New Zealand 
  • Republic of Korea 
  • Taiwan 
  • Vietnam 
  • 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN)#
  • Test before end of SHN (chargeable)


  • 14-day SHN#
  • Test before end of SHN (chargeable)


Entry allowed for those who are granted special prior approval  and those on the Singapore-China Fast Lane arrangement.

Short-term visitors (except those under the Singapore-China Fast Lane arrangemen) are subject to the same treatment with regard to SHN and test requirements, and charges, as Long Term Pass holders.

For information on transiting through Changi Airport, please click here.

All other travellers
  • 14-day SHN #at dedicated SHN facility 
  • Test before end of SHN (chargeable) 
  • 14-day SHN# at dedicated SHN facility (chargeable) 
  • Test before end of SHN (chargeable)

#Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders arriving from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Mainland China, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam are required to serve a 14-day SHN. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents may do so at their place of residence while Long Term Pass holders may do so 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.

Travellers from all other countries/ regions will have to serve their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities. This is chargeble for Long Term Pass Holders.

Prior to the end of their SHN, All travellers who enter Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours are required to undergo Covid-19 tests, at their own cost. Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents who had left Singapore before the prevailing travel advisory was issued by MOH on 27 March 2020 will have the cost of their Covid-19 tests waived if they return and enter Singapore by 31 August 2020.


1Long Term Pass holders who were granted entry approval prior to the announcement released by Singapore's Ministry of Health on 15 June 2020 may serve their SHN at dedicated SHN facilities, and will not be charged for their Covid-19 test before the end of their SHN nor for their stay in dedicated SHN facilities. Long Term Pass holders refer to Work Pass holders, Student’s Pass holders, Long-Term Visit Pass holders and Dependant’s Pass holders, as well as those who have been granted In-Principle Approval for a Long Term Pass.

For more information, please contact the SHN Helpline at 6812-5555.


Electronic Health Declaration

All travellers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass (LTP)/ In-Principle Approval (IPA) holders, must submit a health declaration before proceeding with immigration clearance. They will have to do so via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service, or the mobile application that can be downloaded for free from Apple AppStore and Google Play.

Mandatory Safety Measures for Inbound and Outbound Passengers 

All passengers arriving in and departing from Singapore are required to wear a mask and observe safe distancing measures throughout their flight. All passengers on flights to Singapore will also be required to undergo a verbal health declaration and temperature checks before boarding the aircraft at the point of origin.

Screening of Inbound Passengers

Passengers on all arrival flights at Changi Airport are subject to temperature screening. Healthcare teams will be at the aerobridges for selected flights to identify passengers who look unwell because fever may not be present for all cases. Those who meet the clinical suspect case definition will be conveyed to the hospital for follow-up. 

MOH points out that the Infectious Diseases Act (IDA) requires a person who has reason to suspect that he is a case or carrier of Covid-19, or a contact of a person with Covid-19, to act in a responsible manner so as to not expose other persons to the risk of infection by the disease.

For the latest updates by MOH, please click here.