COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (“PCR Test”)
The COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test (“PCR test”) is regarded worldwide to as the most accurate and reliable test to detect active COVID-19 infections. A PCR test is generally administered by a trained professional who will take a swab sample from the nose and/or throat of a traveller. In Singapore’s context, all inbound travellers aged 7 and above, including those who had recovered from COVID-19, will be PCR-tested before and/or upon arrival.
PCR Test before Departing to Singapore
Depending on the travellers’ travel history and Safe Travel lane used to visit Singapore, travellers may be required to take a PCR test within 72 hours before departing to Singapore.
PCR Test in Singapore
All travellers will take a PCR test upon arrival in Singapore.
Depending on the country of departure/travel history and Safe Travel lane used, travellers may be required to serve a Stay Home Notice (SHN) and take another PCR test before the end of their SHN.
The cost of the PCR test taken in Singapore will be borne by all travellers, as follows:
|Point of Swab
||Charge (inclusive of GST)
|On arrival in Singapore
||You must use this eService to book and pay for the tests before arriving in Singapore.
|Woodlands and Tuas Checkpoints
||On arrival, travellers must register and pay for the tests at the checkpoints using any of these modes:
- Cash in Singapore dollars
- MasterCard or VISA
|Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal
||You must use MPA's eService to book and pay for the test before arriving in Singapore.
|While serving Stay-Home Notice (SHN)
||Specified testing facility in Singapore
||Pay during application for entry into Singapore
All travellers would be informed of their PCR test results verbally by phone or in person. Travellers with a Singpass account can login to HealthHub for their PCR test results.