!! Readers who have arrived at this page directly from search engine or are new to the entry requirements imposed by Singapore, should start from the “Travelling to Singapore
" page found on this site. The self-help tool found on the page will help travellers identify the most suitable travel lane for their needs. Travellers who fail to comply with entry requirements will be turned away.
Travellers who have left Singapore via RGL and are returning to the country, do not need an entry approval to enter. However, they will be subject to the prevailing travel and health control measures depending on which RGL country/region they visited.
Reciprocal Green Lane Checklist (Travellers Inbound to Singapore)
This checklist is suitable only for travellers leaving from Brunei Darussalam or specific regions in Mainland China (Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang), and are unable to enter Singapore via any other available Safe Travel Lanes except the Reciprocal Green Lane. Return to the self-help checker found in the “Travelling to Singapore” page to identify other Safe Travel Lanes you may qualify under for entry into Singapore.
Travellers may print out this page and indicate with a “☑” in the box (☐) for completed actions.
Stage 1: Pre-Departure for Singapore
☐ A) Apply for Entry Approval
All RGL travellers must be sponsored by a Singapore-based company or Singapore Government agency for entry. Entry applications must be submitted by the sponsor between 2 to 5 weeks before the traveller’s intended week of entry; applications submitted less than 8 days from the intended date of entry will not be accepted. Successful applicants will receive an alert via email. Thereafter, they must submit a 14-day controlled itinerary, which the traveller will adhere for the duration of their stay in Singapore. For the applicable RGL conditions, click here. To apply, click here.
☐ B) Application for Entry Visas
Valid entry-visa holders and visa-exempted travellers are not required to apply for an entry visa to enter Singapore. Travellers who are unsure if they require an entry visa or wish to apply for a visa should click here for more details.
☐ C) COVID-19 Insurance
All RGL travellers must be insured for any COVID-19 related medical charges for a minimum coverage of S$30,000. Travellers can be insured with a Singapore or overseas-based insurer. For the list of available travel insurance products offered in Singapore, click here.
☐ D) Book transport to Singapore
Travellers should secure the necessary transport to Singapore.
☐ E) Secure Self-Isolation Accommodation
Travellers must self-isolate at a non-residential address, e.g. hotel, with an en-suite toilet. For hotel bookings, travellers may refer to this non-exhaustive hotel list. Before a booking is made, travellers should confirm with the hotel on their ability to accommodate guests on self-isolation whilst awaiting their on-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result.
☐ F) Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Test
All travellers, must take a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure for Singapore. The test must be taken at a testing facility designated by the RGL country of departure, details below.
|Country/Region of Departure
||Designated Testing Facilities
- Sports Complex Swab Centre
- RIPAS Hospital
- SARI Centre, Suri Seri Begawan Hospital
- Berakas Health Centre
- PAPHMWHB Gadong Health Centre
- Pengkalan Batu Health Centre
- Seria Health Centre
|Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang
Following the test, travellers must obtain a certificate/report for the test; only those who test negative for COVID-19 will be permitted to travel. The report should be in English (or accompanied with an English translation), and:
- Contain the traveller’s name, and either date of birth or passport number (per the passport used to travel to Singapore); and
- Reflect the date and time the test was taken, the name of the testing institution, and test result.
☐ G) Submission of Health Declaration
Travellers should submit an SG Arrival Card (SGAC) with their pre-trip health and travel history declaration, within 3 days before arriving in Singapore.
Travellers should defer their travels if they:
- Have COVID-19 symptoms;
- Are diagnosed or suspected to have contracted COVID-19 in the last 14 days before departing for Singapore; or
- Had been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive patient in the last 7 days before departing for Singapore. This includes the provision of care for a COVID-19 patient in a healthcare or family/social setting, staying in the same location as a COVID-19 patient, or had been in close (i.e. less than two meters) contact with a COVID-19 patient for more than 15 minutes.
☐ H) Registration and Pre-payment for On-Arrival COVID-19 PCR Test
All travellers should register and pre-pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test. Failing which, the traveller will pay for the test on the spot during arrival and also expect additional delays in the administration of the test and departure from the checkpoint.
☐ I) Contact Tracing
Travellers must download the TraceTogether mobile application on their mobile phone and register their profile for contact tracing. Individuals who are unable to use a mobile device due to a certified disability or special need, are eligible to be issued physical TraceTogether tokens.
Stage 2: Departure for Singapore
☐ Check-in at Departure Airport
When checking in at the departure airport, travellers must present to the airline staff:
- Physical or digital copy of the SafeTravel Pass approval letter, where the date of entry falls within the permitted week of entry stated in the letter);
- Valid visa (for visa-required visitors) (see Stage 1B);
- Valid pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test showing a negative COVID-19 result (see Stage 1F); and
- Mobile device with the TraceTogether app with an active user profile (see Stage 1I).
Stage 3: Arrival in Singapore
☐ A) Immigration Clearance
Follow the instructions provided by the ground officers and signages on arrival.
As part of immigration clearance, travellers must present the same set of documentation listed in Stage 2 . Travellers who are fully vaccinated should also present their vaccination certificate(s) to the immigration officer, who will facilitate the registration of the traveller’s vaccination status into TraceTogether. This will allow the traveller to qualify for vaccination-differentiated safe management measures (VDS) adopted in Singapore for up to 30 days.
Following immigration clearance, travellers will receive a digital Visit Pass (“e-Pass”), which will indicate the permissible period of stay granted; traveller’s passport will no longer be stamped. Travellers will receive their e-Pass via the email indicated in their SG Arrival Card.
☐ B) On-Arrival COVID-19 PCR Test
All travellers must take an on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test. Traveller who did not pay for the test before arrival will pay on the spot for the test.
☐ C) Transport to Declared Self-Isolation Accommodation
Travellers must commute directly to their declared self-isolation accommodation immediately upon completion of their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test. They may do so using private transport, taxi, or private hire cars. The use of public transport, e.g. trains or buses, is prohibited.
Stage 4: Self-Isolation
☐ A) Self-Isolation
All travellers must self-isolate at their declared accommodation (per Stage 1E) until the receive a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (likely within 24 hours).
☐ B) Release from Self-Isolation
Travellers can only leave their self-isolation accommodation after a negative result of the COVID-19 test taken on arrival in Singapore is conveyed. The result could be released to the traveller via email or call in around 24 hours from when the test was administered. Travellers with Singpass may also view their results via the TraceTogether or HealthHub App.
Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 are required to receive medical treatment. The prevailing medical treatment charges will apply.
Stage 5: Stay in Singapore
☐ COVID-19 Safe Management Measures
After self-isolation, travellers may go about their activities but must:
- Adhere to the 14-day controlled itinerary submitted;
- Commute using only private hire cars/taxis, or cohorted company transport. Commutes via public transport is prohibited; and
- Comply with the latest public health measures, which includes the use of the TraceTogether app to facilitate Contact Tracing. For details on the prevailing public health measures, please visit the Ministry of Health website.
To qualify for vaccination-differentiated safe management measures (VDS) in Singapore, travellers will need to show proof of their vaccination status via the TraceTogether application. Click here for more details on VDS.
Stage 6: Departure from Singapore
☐ A) Collect refund for TraceTogether Token deposit (if applicable)
Travellers who have paid a S$50 deposit during token rental before 1 Jan 2022 may have their deposit refunded between 1 Jan and 31 Jan 2022. Click here for more details.