From 1 Sep 2022, this page will no longer be accessible. Arrival-related information will move permanently to ICA's "Entering Singapore" page. Services under the Safe Travel Office such as the SafeTravel Enquiry Helpline and Vaccination Check Portal will operate as usual.
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Instructions before use:
This checklist is for all travellers, including Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, entering Singapore from any country/region via air, land, or sea, and are:
- Fully vaccinated with WHO EUL COVID-19 vaccines;* OR
- Born on or after 1 Jan 2010 (i.e. aged 12 and below by year of birth), regardless of vaccination status
Travellers transiting in Singapore to another destination without clearing immigration should refer to the “Transiting through Singapore” page for information.
Travellers born on or before 31 Dec 2009 who are medically ineligible for vaccination, not vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 without taking the minimum required WHO EUL vaccines are considered non-fully vaccinated and should refer to the checklist for non-fully vaccinated travellers instead.
*To be considered fully vaccinated, travellers must have taken minimally one dose of CanSinoBIO/Convidecia or Janssen/J&J, or minimally 2 doses of AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Moderna/Spikevax, Covishield, Novavax/Covovax/Nuvaxovid, Pfizer/BioNTech/COMIRNATY, Sinovac or Sinopharm. Mixed doses and boosters using these WHO EUL vaccines, and one vaccination dose after a COVID-19 infection are also acceptable. Boosters are not necessary for entry. For full definition of acceptable vaccinations and dose intervals for entry to Singapore, refer to this page.
For a smooth travel experience, read each step below carefully. Please note that you are no longer required to take any COVID-19 tests before departure for Singapore.
▢ Step 1: Prepare Proof of Vaccination
If you are born on or before 31 Dec 2009 (i.e. aged 13 and above by year of birth), ensure that you have the necessary proof of COVID-19 vaccination for pre-boarding and immigration checks.
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I took my COVID-19 vaccination in Singapore
Your vaccination status can be retrieved from the TraceTogether and/or HealthHub mobile applications. If you are unable to retrieve your vaccination status via these applications, you can prove your vaccination status by:
- Obtaining a vaccination acceptance letter using the Vaccination Check Portal (VCP); OR
- Showing your MOH-issued hardcopy vaccination certificate
I took my COVID-19 vaccination outside Singapore
If you hold a Digitally Verifiable Vaccination Certificate (DVC) issued by the countries/regions listed in this document, you can verify your DVC using the Vaccination Check Portal (VCP). Travellers whose DVC was successfully verified using VCP can use their vaccination acceptance letter for smoother boarding and immigration checks – please note that VCP is not a mandatory entry requirement.
If you do not have a DVC, or are unable to verify your vaccination certificate on VCP even after troubleshooting using this guide, you can prove your vaccination status using a Vaccination Certificate (including certificate on a vaccination app) that is in English, or accompanied with notarised English translation, with the following details:
- Name (per travel document used for entry)
- At least one other personal identifier, e.g. date of birth or passport number (per travel document used for entry)
- Name of vaccine(s) administered
- Vaccination date(s)
All travellers who have travel history to countries/regions in Africa and Latin America with Yellow Fever Risk must obtain a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. Travellers who do not have a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, including children 1 year old and below and travellers who are medically ineligible for the vaccination, will be subject to 6 days quarantine on arrival or turned away from Singapore.
▢ Step 2: Obtain additional entry documents (if required)
The following types of travellers must prepare the additional documents below if necessary, for pre-boarding and immigration clearance. Visitors must also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months.
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Visitors/tourists without a Singapore Long-Term Pass
Apply for an Entry Visa if you hold a passport or travel documents issued by visa-required countries/regions.
Some visa-required travellers may be eligible for the Visa-Free Transit Facility for short stays of 96 hours or less.
Drivers of Foreign-Registered Vehicles Entering by Land
Ensure you have a valid Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) approval email, Autopass card and motor insurance. VEP, insurance and Autopass services are not available at Singapore's land checkpoints.
Visit the OneMotoring website to:
- Apply for VEP/Autopass card:
https://onemotoring.lta.gov.sg > Digital Services > Apply for VEP / Autopass Card
- Update the foreign-registered car and motorcycle road tax and motor insurance for existing valid Autopass cards:
https://onemotoring.lta.gov.sg > Digital Services > Update Road Tax and Insurance Validity for VEP (Foreign Cars and Motorcycles).
Non-Malaysian Work Permit In-principle Approval holders Employed in the Construction, Marine shipyard and Process Sector (CMP worker)
Fully vaccinated male CMP workers must book a slot at Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) Onboard centre to undergo a residential onboarding programme upon arrival.
▢ Step 3: Fill SG Arrival Card up to 3 days before arrival
Defer your travels if you have experienced the onset of any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 7 days before departure. This may include fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, loss of taste or smell.
Otherwise, complete your SG Arrival Card (SGAC) up to 3 days before your arrival in Singapore. The SG arrival card (SGAC) is a simple and free arrival declaration of your travel and health details. You are exempted from submitting your SGAC if you are a Singapore Citizen, Permanent Resident or Long-Term Pass Holder arriving by Land.
Upon the completion of your SGAC, you will receive an email acknowledgement which you can present for smoother pre-boarding and immigration checks.
▢ Step 4: Immigration Clearance in Singapore
All travellers are encouraged to use the automated clearance gates if they are eligible.
Passports will no longer be stamped at immigration. Foreign short-term visitors will be sent an e-Pass (i.e. Visit Pass) via email after clearing arrival immigration, stating the period of stay granted. The e-Pass will be sent to the email address indicated in the SGAC submission. Travellers who did not receive their e-Pass after immigration clearance may retrieve their e-Pass using this e-service, using the DE Number found in their SGAC acknowledgement email.
If you are symptomatic on arrival, you may be directed to take a COVID-19 test or be subject to other requirements as instructed by officers. Each Antigen Rapid Test (ART) administered will cost S$30, while each COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PCR Test) will cost S$138.
▢ Step 5: Local Health Protocols & Maintenance of Vaccination Status
Local Health Protocols
There are no quarantine or COVID-19 testing measures. However, you must comply with the latest public health measures. This includes the use of the TraceTogether mobile application for contact tracing and to show proof of vaccination in Vaccination-Differentiated settings (VDS). Refer to this guide to activate your TraceTogether application or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
For the latest public health measures and VDS, visit the Ministry of Health (MOH) website.
If you test positive for COVID-19 during your stay, follow these recovery protocols.
Maintaining Vaccination Status
If you are vaccinated overseas, your vaccination status will be temporarily reflected in your TraceTogether application for up to 30 days. Write in using this form if your details are not reflected correctly.
If you have not already done so, register your vaccination status into the Singapore National Immunisation Registry (NIR) at a Public Health Preparedness Clinic, if you are:
||When must registration be done
Worker in Construction, Marine Shipyard or Process Sector (CMP worker) on Work Permit, Training Work Permit, S-Pass or In-Principle Approval of these 3 passes
||Within 7 days of arrival
Staying in Singapore for more than 30 days (including all Long-Term Pass Holders not mentioned above)
||Within 30 days of arrival
Apart from calling your clinic of choice to ensure that it can facilitate the registration, please also ask the clinic for the documents needed for registration. Depending on the date which you had received the last dose of your primary vaccination series, you may be advised to take additional COVID-19 vaccination doses (see summary below) to qualify for domestic vaccination-differentiated requirements. Travellers may receive additional vaccination doses in Singapore at their own expense under the Private Vaccination Programme if they are not eligible for the National Vaccination Programme.
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|Vaccine Brand / Manufacturer
||MOH recommended Additional Vaccination Dose(s) for continued qualification of Vaccination-Differentiated Measures
|Sinovac / Sinopharm vaccines
||If you had received two vaccine doses:
- Third dose is recommended around 3 months from the second dose
- If third dose is not taken, vaccination status will lapse 120 days from the second dose
| If you had received three vaccine doses:
- Booster dose is recommended around 3 months from the third dose
- If booster dose is not taken, vaccination status will lapse 270 days from the third dose
|All WHO-EUL vaccines, except Sinovac / Sinopharm
||If you had completed your primary vaccine series:
- Booster dose is recommended around 5 months from the last primary vaccine series dose
- If booster is not taken, vaccination status will lapse 270 days from the last primary series dose
|Source: MOH. For more details on NIR and vaccination matters, visit: MOH Post-Vaccination FAQs.