Data Last Updated: October 01, 2020
Singapore has reopened its borders for non-essential travels, but will only allow visitors from a few countries.
On September 8, they allowed the entry of travelers from Brunei and New Zealand. On October 8, visitors from Vietnam and Australia (except those from Victoria) will be allowed to enter. Travelers can enter without quarantine, however, they will be asked to undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival. They will also need to apply for an Air Travel Pass at least 7 days before their intended date of arrival.
Officials are allowing foreign nationals to transit at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) with precautions in place. Only passengers travelling with an airline whose transfer route has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore will be allowed to transit at Changi Airport.
For more info about transiting through Singapore, check out - Singapore Changi Airport Transit Guide
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
Officials have already eased some restrictions since June 2 due to reduced COVID-19 activity.
Select businesses, including financial and insurance services, shipping and logistics companies, and manufacturing plants of nonessential products, have resumed operations with social distancing measures in place.
Essential services, including medical and transport services, food retailers, and industries important to global supply chains, are allowed to operate. Authorities continue to require companies to implement telecommuting options if possible.
Despite authorities lifting some restrictions June 19, officials may still require people to wear masks in public and may continue to restrict entry to areas that attract crowds, such as wet markets, by designating specific days that people can enter these areas based on the last digit of their National Registration Identification Card or Foreign Identification Number.
First-time offenders will face SGD 300 (USD 210) fines, while repeat offenders will receive higher fines and could face prosecution.
Airlines & Transport
Singapore Airlines and SilkAir has resumed flights to several locations, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Melbourne, and Osaka.
Singapore-based airline JetStar Asia Airways (3K) has resumed routes to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Manila.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Last Updated: October 16, 2020
One of the cleanest and most orderly cities in the world, the island-city state if Singapore has officially reopened its borders for tourism as of September 1, 2020. However, Singapore can only accept international tourists from select countries.
Who Can Visit Singapore?
Travelers from select countries will be able to apply for ATP or Air Travel Pass. That is to say, this will allow visitors to enter Singapore without quarantine.
All travelers who have spent the last 14 days in the following locations will qualify for the Air Travel Pass:
- New Zealand
October 8 update: Travelers from Vietnam and Australia can now enter Singapore starting October 8, 2020. Visitors from these countries must first apply for an Air Travel Pass and must undergo a PCR test upon arrival. They can only go about their activities after they get a negative test result. All visitors are also required to use the TraceTogether app for the duration of their stay in the country.
October 16 update: Authorities in both Singapore and Hong Kong are discussing plans for a “Covid-19 Travel Bubble” between the two countries. This agreement will allow visitors from both countries to visit each other’s country without the need to go on quarantine. Tourists will be allowed to enter, but group tours are banned since it goes against the social distancing rules. It was not revealed when this will take place, but full details will be announced soon.
This list is expected to grow so be sure to come back here for the latest updates.
What Are The Entry Requirements For Air Travel Pass?
- Travelers should have been in Brunei or New Zealand for the last 14 days.
- Tourists should then present their Air Travel Pass to their chosen airline.
- They also need to undergo a PCR test.
- All travelers should stay in their accommodation for at least 48 hours until the test is proven to be negative.
- Should download the TraceTogether application
Are There Any Testing Required?
All travelers arriving into Singapore will be tested upon arrival for COVID-19. They will only be allowed to tour around Singapore after they receive a negative test result.
Health Protocols and Safety Measures
Firstly, all travelers should wear face masks in all outdoor and indoor public places. Secondly, tourists should follow the social distancing practices.
What's Open in Singapore?
- Some hotels and other accommodations but with social distancing
- Public transportation is operating
- Supermarkets, convenience stores, grocery stores and wet markets (except convenience stores in parks)
- Critical food services, including hawker centers, food courts, cafes, and those that sell hot/cooked snacks and bread. These can continue to remain open but for takeaway and delivery services only.
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Information for Non-Tourists
Authorities have banned the entry of short-term visa holders, with limited exceptions.
Passengers Traveling as Short-Term Visitors are not allowed to transit or enter Singapore. Exceptions include returning residents of Singapore, Singapore Citizens with a Long-Term Pass, including passengers with a work pass, Student S Pass, Dependent S Pass, and Long-Term Visit Pass.
Upon entry into Singapore, passengers must serve a 14-day self-isolation at a dedicated Stay-Home-Notice facility.
Singaporean authorities plan to accept applications for work and business travel from Malaysia from Aug. 10 under two schemes, the reciprocal green lane (RGL), and the periodic commuting arrangement (PCA) programs for short-visit and long-term travelers respectively.
Travelers under the RGL scheme must obtain sponsorship by a Singaporean host company or government agency, test for COVID-19 upon arrivals, and remain at their self-sourced accommodation until the test returns negative; travelers under RGL scheme can stay in Singapore for up to two weeks.
The government is advising residents to avoid nonessential international travel.
Authorities are allowing business trips to and from select parts of China, including Guangdong, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang provinces and Chongqing, Shanghai, and Tianjin municipalities; these business travelers will need to adhere to health protocols.
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