TRAVELLING TO SINGAPORE

  • General Information

    Changi Airport has strengthened safety measures to protect passengers and airport workers against the more infectious Covid-19 strain. Terminals have been segregated into different zones to minimise mixing of passengers and staff. Additional precautions include enhancing the level of personal protective equipment to keep airport staff safe.   

    Zonal segregation has also been implemented in the Arrival Halls. Only arriving passengers and those who are picking up arrival passengers from low-risk countries/ regions are allowed entry to the Arrival Halls.

    Travellers may visit the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority’s website for the latest information on travelling to Singapore. Travellers should also check with their airlines or the embassy/high-commission of their destination country for the latest travel advisory before their flights. 

    The latest updates on the Covid-19 situation in Singapore, can be found on the Ministry of Health website.

    Testing and vaccination

    With effect from 28 August 2021, Singapore has classified countries/ regions into four categories, each with differentiated border measures. Click here for more information on the classification and entry requirements.

    All Travellers Including Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, all travellers (born in 2018 or before) must take a Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test upon arrival in Singapore. Travellers should register and pre-pay for their on-arrival Covid-19 PCR test before departing for Singapore.
    Returning Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents  Travellers with travel history to Category II, III or IV countries/regions within the last 14 days before arrival in Singapore must present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test result, taken within 48 hours before departure from origin.
    Work Pass Holders and their dependants Travellers with travel history to Category III or IV countries/regions within the last 14 days before arrival in Singapore must be fully vaccinated before their entry into Singapore. Travellers will need to show documentary proof of their full vaccination status before boarding and at the checkpoint upon arrival in Singapore. For more information, please check here

    Passengers must proceed to your accommodation immediately after your on-arrival Covid-19 tests, and remain in isolation until your test result is out.

    If you need to exchange currency exchange, purchase a SIM card or rent a mobile phone, please do so within the transit area of the airport. You should not enter any shops in Jewel or the public areas of Changi Airport.  

     

    Travel Insurance

    All short-term visitors entering Singapore will need to have travel insurance for their Covid-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore. For more information, click here - https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/health/travelinsurance

  • Special Travel Lanes

    As Singapore progressively reopens amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Singapore has implemented special travel arrangements with the following countries/ regions to facilitate travel while safeguarding public health:

    Air Travel Pass (ATP)

    Singapore has lifted border restrictions for short-term visitors from these countries/territories

    Fast Lane & Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL)

    For business or official travellers

    Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL)
    For travellers who have been fully vaccinated in their VTL country/region of departure or Singapore
     
    • Hong Kong 
    • Macau
    • Mainland China 
    • Taiwan
    • Brunei Darussalam
    • Mainland China

     With effect from 15 Nov

    • Republic of Korea

    Travellers from these places may visit the Safe Travel website for more details on ATP, RGL and VTL arrangements.

    Travellers interested in booking VTL flights can visit Singapore Airlines' website here. Except for Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass Holders, travellers will need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass 7-30 days before scheduled departure. 

    For more details on Singapore Government's official announcment on VTL, click here.

    It is mandatory for all travellers arriving in Singapore, including via the ATP and Fast Lane/RGL, to take a post-arrival Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at Changi Airport. Travellers must book and make payment for this test on safetravel.changiairport.com before arrival in Singapore.