This guide is meant for travellers who have received their approval letters to travel to Singapore via the Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident Familial Ties Lane (FTL). Returning SC/PRs should refer to this page instead, and travellers who have yet to apply for any entry approvals may click here for the list of available Safe Travel Lanes.
Travellers should familiarise themselves with the indicative travel health control measures (here) imposed based on their 21-day travel history to various countries/regions, before embarking on their journey to Singapore. Regardless of whether the traveller has recovered from, or vaccinated against COVID-19, these measures generally include any combination of the following (click on the links below for more information, including costs):
- Stay-Home Notice (SHN)
- SHN in a Dedicated Facility (SDF)
- COVID-19 Tests, e.g. COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test, Antigen Rapid Test
Travellers are also encouraged to refer to the latest press releases for the latest information on the changes in travel health control measures imposed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
1. Pre-Departure Requirements
A) Pre-Departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PDT)
Travellers who have visited any high-risk country/region in the past 21 days before departure for Singapore are required to present a valid negative PDT result for entry.
The PDT requirement does not apply to travellers below the age of three (in this calendar year), and travellers who have stayed in lower-risk countries/regions for 21 consecutive days before departure for Singapore.
Click here to find out if a pre-departure test (PDT) is required before travelling to Singapore, and the required lead time for the test (e.g. 48 or 72 hours before departure), which depends on your travel history to various countries/regions.
The test must be taken at an accredited or authorised testing facility in the country/region of departure, and travellers should ensure that the PDT:
- 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 COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test (“PCR test”).
Travellers with difficulties getting a COVID-19 PCR test before their departure can contact the Safe Travel Office via this Enquiry Form or 6812 5555.
B) Submission of Declarations & Registration for On-Arrival COVID-19 Test
Travellers who are fit for travel must:
- Submit an SG Arrival Card (SGAC) with their pre-trip health and travel history declaration here
- Register and pre-pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test, if they are arriving via air (register here), sea or land (register here)
Travellers are also advised to activate TraceTogether and WhatsApp mobile applications on their mobile phones which will facilitate SHN compliance checks and contact tracing. Travellers who are Work Pass holders should also download the FWMOMCare app.
C) 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 may click here for more information.
2. Departure for Singapore
During pre-boarding checks, travellers may be asked to produce a valid approval letter.
Travellers who have visited any high-risk country/region in the past 21 days before departure for Singapore, must also present a valid negative PDT report during pre-boarding checks, otherwise they may be denied boarding. Click here to check if a PDT is required.
3. Arrival in Singapore
A) Immigration Clearance
Travellers who arrive in Singapore without a valid negative PDT report may be denied entry into Singapore and could have their passes revoked.
Depending on the traveller’s 21-day travel history, they will receive their SHN via the email provided in the SGAC declaration. Travellers who have visited multiple countries/regions in the past 21 days before entering Singapore, will be subject to the strictest set of travel health control measures. Travellers who do not receive an SHN will be required to remain in self-isolation until a negative COVID-19 PCR test result is conveyed.
B) COVID-19 Tests
Travellers must take their on-arrival COVID-19 test(s) and commute directly to their self-isolation accommodation or SDF immediately. Travellers who did not pay for their test(s) before arrival, will pay on the spot.
B) Transport to Self-Isolation/SHNs
Travellers are prohibited from using public transport (i.e. trains, buses, street-hailed taxis) to commute to their self-isolation/SHN accommodation or SDF. Depending on the traveller’s SHN arrangement, they have the following transport options, which will apply throughout the SHN period:
|Self-isolation at declared accommodation, pending COVID-19 PCR test result
- Own private transport
- Taxi or private hire vehicle (click here for details and options)
|7-day SHN at own accommodation
|SHN at SDF
||Dedicated SDF transport provided, no booking required
|Approved 14-day SHN at own residence
||Strides Transportation Pte Ltd. See details here.
4. Self-isolation, Stay-Home Notice and COVID-19 Tests
Travellers must remain in their accommodation of self-isolation or SHN/SDF, until after they are ascertained to be free of COVID-19.
All SHN-serving travellers are required to take additional COVID-19 tests during the SHN period. Depending on the volume of tests conducted that day, the result of the COVID-19 PCR test is generally released to the traveller after about 24 hours from when the test was administered. The result could be conveyed to the traveller via a call or SMS . Travellers with Singpass may also view their results on the HealthHub App. Any traveller who is tested positive for COVID-19 will be sent for treatment immediately;
Click here to check for the tests required and automatically scheduled for you during your SHN. Otherwise, refer to the table below for the typical test schedule:
||COVID-19 Test Schedule
||COVID-19 PCR test on Day 7 of SHN
|14-day SHN at own residence
||COVID-19 PCR test on Day 14 of SHN
|14-day SHN at an SDF
||Self-administered ART on Day 3, 7 and 11 of arrival in Singapore, and COVID-19 PCR test on Day 14 of SHN
|Travellers who do not receive their COVID-19 PCR test appointment details a day before the scheduled test should write to STO via this webform for assistance.
5. Completion of Self-isolation/SHN
Travellers under self-isolation or serving SHN at their own residence may leave their accommodation when a negative COVID-19 test result is conveyed.
For travellers serving SHN at an SDF, the checkout timing would be conveyed to the traveller by the SDF.
Travellers must comply with the prevailing public health-related and safe distancing measures. This includes the use of the TraceTogether app, which allows the identification of close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case.