The Connect@Singapore initiative is currently suspended until further notice. Travellers who have obtained prior approval to enter Singapore under Connect@Singapore will have their approval letters rescinded and not be allowed to enter Singapore. Affected travellers will be notified via email.
An Appointed Facility operator can sponsor and host/apply for a SafeTravel Pass under the Connect@Singapore initiative on behalf of a prospective traveller, who is:
- Travelling for business or official purposes, or of high economic value to Singapore; and
- Seeking to make a short-term stay of up to 14 days.
Until further notice, travellers with travel history to the following countries/regions in the past 14 days will not be allowed to enter Singapore under the Connect@SG scheme:
- Sri Lanka
2. Submit Approvals for Entry into Singapore
|At least 2 weeks before stipulated week of planned departure to Singapore
||Eligible travellers should submit applications for entry approval through an Appointed Facility operator before travelling to Singapore. The latest list of Appointed Facilities can be found here.
Once the application is approved, the applicant will be issued with SafeTravel Pass via email. The SafeTravel Pass is valid for a single entry to Singapore to arrive within the week of intended travel for stay for up to 14 days at the Appointed Facility, commencing from the day of arrival or until you depart Singapore, whichever earlier.
|At least 7 days before planned entry date into in Singapore
|Submit visa application (if required)
||Eligible travellers who require a visa for travel to Singapore must separately obtain a valid visa before departing for Singapore.
- Travellers can check if they require a visa to enter Singapore here; and
- Travellers who are existing visa holders can check their visa status here (travellers need not apply for a visa if his/her existing visa remains valid).
3. Pre-departure to Singapore
|3 calendar days before planned date of entry into Singapore
|Pre-departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test
||Travellers must take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure for Singapore.
To travel to Singapore, travellers must be tested negative for COVID-19 by an internationally accredited or recognised testing facility. AS documentary proof that the traveller has taken the COVID-19 PCR test, travellers should ask for a copy of the COVID-19 PCR test report that:
- 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.
|Up to 3 calendar days before planned entry date into in Singapore
|Submission of Pre-trip Health/Travel History Declarations and Installation of Mandatory Mobile Applications
||Travellers should monitor their health and avoid travelling if feeling unwell. If travellers are fit for travel, they should:
- Electronically submit their pre-trip health and travel history declarations via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-service here;
- Register and pre-pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test here. Travellers who have yet to pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test will be required to pay on the spot; and
- Install and activate the TraceTogether mobile application on their mobile phones.
|Day of Departure to Singapore
||Travellers under the Connect@Singapore initiative must produce the following documents when leaving for Singapore:
- Valid Entry Approval;
- Valid visa to enter Singapore (for visa-required passport holders); and
- Valid certificate of negative result for a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure for Singapore.
Travellers who do not produce the above documents at pre-boarding checks may be refused boarding by the airline or transport company.
Travellers are required to download and register their profile on the TraceTogether App to aid contract tracing. For details and conditions regarding the use of the TraceTogether App, please click here.
4. Arrival in Singapore
|Day of entry into Singapore
|Immigration Clearance and Imposition of Health Control Measures
|| You must present yourself for immigration clearance at a point of entry into Singapore. You must satisfy the basic entry requirements before you can be considered for entry. The period of stay granted wil be shown on the visit pass endorsement given on your passport. Please note that from 10 Oct 2021, all foreign visitors arriving in Singapore via air will be notified digitally of their Visit Pass (e-Pass) through email. There will not be any physical endorsement on your passport. The e-Pass notification will indicate the period of stay granted and last day of stay allowed. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address when submitting the SG Arrival Card to ensure that you receive the e-Pass. Click here for more information about the e-Pass.
- At arrival immigration in Singapore, the visitor must present to the ICA officer their TraceTogether App holding screen (with profile registered on the App), or a TraceTogether Token. Those without a TraceTogether App may be directed to use a TraceTogether Token instead. For details and conditions regarding the use of the TraceTogether App or Token, please click here.
- Travellers are required to take an on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test.
|Transport from Checkpoint to Appointed Facility
||The Appointed Facility shall arrange meet-and-greet services for every traveller at the airport and ensure that the traveller is escorted directly to the Appointed Facility via a dedicated private vehicle.
|Up to 48 hours after arriving in Singapore
||Travellers are to remain self-isolated in their guestrooms until a negative COVID-19 PCR test result is conveyed (within 48 hours).
Travellers tested positive for COVID-19 will be accorded medical treatment at their own expense.
|After completion of isolation, and up to 14 days after arrival in Singapore
|Safe Travel within Appointed Facilities
||Within the Appointed Facility, travellers will have to stay within their pre-declared travel group of up to five travellers. They will not be allowed to mingle with other travellers outside of this group. They will also have to abide by all prevailing national Safe Management Measures (SMMs), and use TraceTogether and SafeEntry so that the authorities can identify close contacts to be quarantined if a positive COVID-19 case arises.
For the entire duration of their stay in Singapore, travellers under the Connect@Singapore initiative will be housed in a “bubble” within Appointed Facility, undergo regular testing, and strictly observe all prevailing SMMs.
Travellers will be able to conduct meetings with Singapore residents and with other traveller groups (with SMMs in place) while in the Appointed Facility. They would also have to undergo COVID-19 PCR tests on Day 3, Day 7 and Day 14 of their stay as part of the health and safety protocols.
|Use of TraceTogether in Singapore
||To facilitate contact tracing, visitors must keep the TraceTogether app activated on their mobile devices or bring their TraceTogether token along with them at all times while in Singapore.
6. After stay in Singapore
|Retention of TraceTogether App Data or Return of TraceTogether Tokens
||Visitors who have used the TraceTogether App while in Singapore are required to retain the TraceTogether app with the data for 21 consecutive days after leaving Singapore. A visitor must upload all data in the TraceTogether app upon request by the Singapore Ministry of Health should he/she be tested positive for COVID-19 while in Singapore, or in the first 21 days after leaving Singapore.
For TraceTogether Token users, visitors must return their own TraceTogether tokens in-person at the designated TraceTogether token return booths/counters set up at checkpoints prior to their departure from Singapore.
For the full details and conditions governing the use of the TraceTogether App or token, please click here.