Readers who have arrived on this page directly from a search engine or are new to the entry-requirements imposed by Singapore during the pandemic, should start from the “Travelling to Singapore” page. Travellers who do not meet the entry-requirements will be turned away from Singapore.
Travel Checklist – Death & Critical Illness Emergency Visit Lane
This checklist is **only** suitable for travellers who have been approved for entry on an urgent basis via the Death and Critical Illness Emergency Visit Lane (DCEV). Travellers arriving in Singapore via the Work Pass Holder General Lane, Air Travel Pass, Reciprocal Green Lane, Vaccinated Travel Lane should refer to the lane specific requirements or refer to their approval letters for instructions. Return to “Travelling to Singapore” for more details on the other lanes.
Under the DCEV, arrangements will be made to allow travellers to make short and safe visits to the medical facility and/or funeral. Otherwise, scroll-down or click on the links for health-related protocols applicable based on the relevant stage of your journey.
Travellers may print out this page and indicate with a "☑" in the box (☐) for completed activities.
Stage 1: Pre-Departure for Singapore
☐ A) Application for Entry Approval
All travellers, except Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, must write to Safe Travel Office with the relevant supporting documents for approval to enter Singapore via DCEV. Click here for more details.
☐ B) Application for Entry Visas
Travellers who are not Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or Long Term Pass holders holding passports issued by visa-required countries/regions should apply for an entry visa. Travellers who are unsure if they require an entry-visa or wish to apply for a visa may check the main ICA site for more information.
☐ C) Pre-Departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PDT)
Travellers must take a PDT within 2 days before departure for Singapore, unless they:
- Are below the age of three in this calendar year; or
- Are Singapore Citizens entering Singapore via the Causeway or Second Link.
Illustration of acceptable 2-day timeline: A traveller departing for Singapore on 3 December 2021 should take a pre-departure COVID-19 test no earlier than 1 December 2021.
|14-day Travel History
- Category I:
Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, Taiwan
- Category II:
Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark1, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, France2 , Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Rwanda, The Republic of Korea, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, The Netherlands3, The United Arab Emirates, The United Kingdom4, The United States5, Vatican City, Vietnam
1Including the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
2Including all overseas departments and regions (DROM), overseas collectivities (COM), overseas territories (TOM), and New Caledonia.
3Including Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and all special municipalities.
4Including the Crown Dependencies (Guernsey, Isle of Man, and Jersey), and all British Overseas Territories.
5Including the US territories of American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.
- Category III:
Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Uruguay
- COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test; OR
- Antigen Rapid Test that is administered by a trained professional, i.e. self-swabs are disallowed.
All other countries or regions not in Category I, II, III*
|COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test
Travellers must obtain a copy of the negative test result that meets all the following conditions:
- Is in English (or accompanied with an English translation);
- Contains the traveller's name, and Date of Birth or Passport number (per the passport used to travel to Singapore); and
- Reflects the date and result of the PCR test.
Handwritten reports will be rejected. Handwritten negative PDT results are not accepted. Travellers with difficulties obtaining a COVID-19 test before their departure can contact the Safe Travel Office for assistance.
☐ D) Submission of Health Declaration
Up to 72 hours before arrival in Singapore, travellers must submit their pre-trip health and travel history declaration via SG Arrival Card (SGAC). All SGAC submissions are free-of-charge, and fully vaccinated travellers should also upload their digitally-verifiable vaccination certificate, i.e. certificate with a QR code. Upon verification, the travellers’ vaccination status will be reflected in HealthHub or the TraceTogether application for 30 days, which can be used in vaccinated-differentiated settings.
Travellers should **defer their travels** if they meet any of the following conditions:
- Showing COVID-19 symptoms;
- Are diagnosed or suspected to have contracted COVID-19 in the last or 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 positive patient, or had been in close (i.e. less than two meters) contact with a COVID-19 patient for more than 15 minutes.
☐ E) Registration and Pre-payment for On-Arrival COVID-19 Test
Travellers who have travel history to Category (I) countries/regions and are fit for travel should register and pay for an on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test:
- Arrivals by Air, register and pay here (S$125/test)
- Arrivals by Sea or Land, register and pay here (S$160/test)
The on-arrival test is only required for those aged 3 and above this calendar year. Without advance booking, travellers can expect delays in the administration of the test and departure from the checkpoint.
NOTE: Travellers who have travel history to Category II, III or IV countries/regions do not need to take an on-arrival test and do not need to make this registration/prepayment.
☐ F) Installation of TraceTogether app
Travellers must install and activate TraceTogether mobile application on their mobile phones for contact tracing. Travellers aged 6 or below in this calendar year, and individuals who are unable to use a mobile device due to a certified disability/special need can obtain a TraceTogether token after arrival in Singapore.
Stage 2: Departure for Singapore
☐ Pre-boarding Document Checks (for travellers arriving by air or sea)
As part of the airline or transport operator’s pre-boarding checks, travellers may be asked for the following:
- Entry approval letter (only for travellers who are not a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident); and
- Valid Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test certificate showing a negative result (if required)
Travellers without the above may be denied boarding. Travellers who are exempted from (ii) should produce their proof of exemption to the transport operator instead.
Stage 3: Arrival in Singapore
☐ A) Immigration Clearance and Registering Proof of Vaccination
During immigration clearance, provide all documents, including proof of tests, and information required by the immigration officer. Upon clearance, air travellers
will receive an email, as provided in the SG Arrival Card (see Stage 1D), of their e-Pass (i.e. Visit Pass) which will state the period of stay granted
. Travellers who are cleared for entry via Land or Sea, will continue to have their passports physically endorsed.
Fully vaccinated travellers
who meet the following conditions must clear immigration at the manual counters and request the immigration officer to register their vaccination details in their TraceTogether App
(see Stage 1E):
- Aged 12 and above;
- Do not possess a digitally-verifiable vaccination certificate, i.e. certificate with a QR code for verification; and
- Possess the original vaccination document, stating the type and date(s) for which the vaccine was administered. All vaccination documents must be in English, or translated to English by a translation service provider, notary public or embassy of the country of document issuance.
Once registered, the traveller will be able to show proof of their vaccination status using the TraceTogether Application in vaccination-differentiated settings (e.g. malls, dining out). All registrations performed during immigration clearance are valid only for 30 days. Travellers staying in Singapore beyond 30 days, or those who had not registered their vaccination status during immigration clearance, should visit MOH’s website (under “Recognising Overseas Vaccination”) for more details.
☐ B) On arrival COVID-19 Tests (if required)
Take an on-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test. If you are required to do so and did not pay for the test before arrival (per Stage 1E), you will pay on the spot and expect additional delays in the administration of the test and departure from the checkpoint.
NOTE: Travellers who have travel history to Category II, III or IV countries/regions do not need to take an on-arrival test.
☐ C) Transport to Self-Isolation / Stay-Home Notice accommodation)
Depending on your 14-day travel history before arriving in Singapore, you may be required to self-isolate or serve a Stay Home Notice with the following transport options which will apply throughout the SHN period:
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|Type of self-isolation/SHN
|[Travellers with Category (I) travel history] Self-isolation at place of residence, hotel, or serviced apartment until On-Arrival Test results are out
[Travellers with Category (II) travel history] 7-day SHN at place of residence, hotel or serviced apartment
[Travellers with Category III travel history] 10-day SHN at place of residence, hotel or serviced apartment
- Private vehicle; or
- Pre-booked and street-hail taxis
- Private hire vehicle booked via the apps of the following transport operators: GrabSHN, Go-Jek, Ryde, MVL(TADA)
|[Travellers with Category (IV) travel history with approval to opt-out of SDF only] 10-day SHN at place of residence, hotel or serviced apartment
||Travellers will commute to their declared SHN accommodation using transportation services offered by Strides Transportation Pte Ltd (“Strides”). For booking instructions, click here.
|Trip||Cost ($SGD; Excludes 10% credit card charge)
|Packaged Trip, covering commutes from:
- Checkpoint to SHN accommodation;
- SHN accommodation to testing for COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test on the last day of SHN
|Ad-hoc round trips approved by the relevant authorities
|Ad-hoc single trip approved by the relevant authorities
|SHN at SDF
|| Government-provided transport, no booking required
Stage 4: Self-Isolation, Stay-Home Notice and COVID-19 Tests
☐ A) Serve Self-isolation / Stay-Home Notice (SHN))
SHN-serving travellers will be required to take additional COVID-19 tests during the SHN period. Where applicable, the test requirements will be communicated to the traveller.
Travellers who wish to leave their self-isolation/SHN accommodation, or SDF for facilitated visits to funerals/wakes or hospitals must have a negative PCR result within the last 72 hours of the visit, before they can leave their SHN/SDF location. The cost of the tests will be borne by the travellers and paid directly to the test providers. Those who are unable to comply with the pre-visiting testing requirement will not be allowed to leave their SHN/SDF location.
Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 will receive the necessary medical treatment, and the prevailing treatment charges would apply.
☐ B) Visits to Medical Facility / Funeral
For travellers who received approval to leave their SHN location for short visitations (details of visitation conditions will be conveyed to the travellers separately), the following transport arrangements apply:
- Travellers who are serving SHN at SDFs are to make transport arrangements at their own cost from Strides Transportation Pte Ltd. Refer to Stage 3C above, for details.
- Travellers who are serving SHN at other SHN locations (i.e. self-sourced accommodation, place of residence) may self-drive using their own private vehicles or be driven by the same family member who picked them up from the airport. These travellers may also book private hire vehicles. Refer to Stage 3C above for details.
Stage 5: End of Stay-Home Notice
☐ A1) Early release from Stay-Home Notice (SHN) (if applicable)
Travellers who wish to leave Singapore before the end of the SHN period **due to exceptional circumstances**, please submit a request via this form, with the category “Stay Home Notice Accommodation” and sub-category “Appeal to leave SHN for Exceptional Reasons”. An exit COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test will be required.
☐ A2) Regular release from Self-isolation / Stay-Home Notice (if applicable)
For travellers serving SHN at an SHN Dedicated Facility (SDF), the checkout timing will be conveyed to the traveller by the SDF and they can only leave after the SDF staff have informed them to do so.
Travellers serving SHN at a place of residence will be scheduled to take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction ("PCR test") before the end of the SHN. Travellers who do not receive their test appointment details a day before the end of their SHN should seek for assistance in writing via this form. Travellers may end their SHN arrangements upon receipt of a negative test result or when they complete the 7 -day or 10-day SHN period applicable to them, whichever is later. The result of the test will be communicated via a call, email, or SMS about 24 hours from when the test was administered. Travellers with Singpass may also view their results via the HealthHub App .
Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 will and must receive medical treatment. The prevailing treatment charges will apply.
☐ B) Abide by local COVID-19 safe management measures
After SHN, travellers may go about their activities while complying with the latest public health measures. This includes the use of TraceTogether, to facilitate the identification of close contacts of a COVID-positive case.
For vaccination-differentiated settings, e.g. attendance at large scale events, dining restrictions, travellers will be required to produce proof of vaccination. Travellers who have registered their vaccination status on their TraceTogether application may do so using the app (see Stage 3A). Travellers who require vaccinated status beyond 30 days after arrival, should visit MOH’s website (under “Recognising Overseas Vaccination”) for more details.