Singapore residents who have travelled to an RGL counterpart country (click here for the list) can return to Singapore under the same scheme (henceforth “Returning RGL travellers”). This means that Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents or Long-Term Pass Holders who had left Singapore to visit an RGL counterpart country/region under the RGL, can return to Singapore without needing to apply for any approval letter of entry issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), or Ministry of Education (MOE).
Returning RGL travellers will be subjected to the health measures described in the process below.
General return process
1. Pre-departure to Singapore
Prior to leaving the RGL counterpart country, returning RGL travellers do not need not take a pre-departure PCR test.
|Up to 3 calendar days before planned date of return to Singapore
|Submission of Health Declarations and Payment for Arrival Swab
||All returning RGL travellers should:
- Electronically submit their pre-trip health and travel history declarations using the SG Arrival Card e-service.
Returning RGL travellers from Brunei Darussalam and Mainland China should:
- Disregard the electronic SHN issued via email.
- Register and pre-pay for their post-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test (“PCR test”) here.
2. Arrival in Singapore
|Day of arrival in Singapore
||Returning RGL travellers must produce the following documents to the immigration officer for clearance into Singapore:
- Passport/Travel document that is valid for at least six months;
- SG Arrival Card acknowledgement email;
- Proof of RGL status (e.g. Entry approval issued by the receiving RGL-counterpart country);
- Long-term pass or in-principle approval letter (if applicable); and
- Valid Singapore visa (if applicable).
|Application of Health Control Measures
||Returning RGL travellers from Brunei Darussalam and Mainland China will not be served a Stay-Home Notice (SHN). However, they will take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test (“PCR test”) upon arrival. Once a swab is taken, travellers must remain in self-isolation until the result of their PCR test is released.
Upon arrival, returning RGL travellers from Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Republic of Korea will:
- Take the PCR test; and
- Served a 14-day SHN, which they will serve in an SHN-Dedicated Facility (SDF), and take a PCR test toward the end of their SHN.