Travelling to Singapore – Overview

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Note: If you are transiting through Singapore to another destination without clearing immigration, refer to the “Transiting through Singapore” page instead. If you are an Air/Sea Crew or Pleasure Craft Owner, click here for more instructions.

On this page, you will find the following information on travel to Singapore:Entry Criteria and Travel ChecklistsAccepted COVID-19 Vaccinations for Entry to Singapore1. Entry Criteria and Travel Checklists

Under Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Framework, all travellers including Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents arriving from all countries/regions can enter Singapore without quarantine, testing or entry approvals if they:Are a child born on or after 1 Jan 2010 (i.e. aged 12 and below by year of birth) – children who meet this criteria can enter regardless of COVID-19 vaccination statusAre fully vaccinated with WHO EUL vaccines if born on or before 31 Dec 2009 (i.e. aged 13 and above by year of birth) – “Fully vaccinated” means minimally one dose of CanSinoBIO/Convidecia or Janssen/J&J, or minimally 2 doses of AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Moderna/Spikevax, Covishield, Novavax/Covovax/Nuvaxovid, Pfizer/BioNTech/COMIRNATY, Sinovac or Sinopharm. Mixed doses using these WHO EUL vaccines, and one vaccination dose after a COVID-19 infection are also acceptable. Boosters are not necessary for entry. However, to maintain vaccinated status after 30 days from entry into Singapore, travellers must receive a booster dose if their primary series vaccination was completed more than 270 days ago. For more details, see Accepted COVID-19 Vaccinations for Entry to Singapore.Are vaccinated against Yellow Fever if travelling from Yellow Fever high risk countries/regions in Africa and Latin America – a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required. Travellers who do not have a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, including children 1 year old and below and travellers who are medically ineligible for the vaccination, will be subject to 6 days quarantine on arrival or turned away from Singapore.

If you meet the requirements above, click the green button below for a step-by-step travel checklist that explains the administrative requirements (e.g. proof of vaccination, SG Arrival Card, etc) for entry. Travellers born on or before 31 Dec 2009 who are medically ineligible for vaccination, not vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 without taking the minimum required WHO EUL Vaccines are considered non-fully vaccinated and should refer to the next section for non-fully vaccinated travellers.

Travellers born on or before 31 Dec 2009 (i.e. age 13 and above by year of birth) who do not meet the vaccination requirements above are considered non-fully vaccinated travellers and will be subject to entry approvals, tests and quarantine. This includes travellers who:Are medically exempted from COVID-19 vaccinationTook non-WHO EUL vaccines only, and did not take the minimum dosage of WHO EUL COVID-19 vaccinesRecovered from COVID-19 but did not complete the minimum dosage of WHO EUL COVID-19 vaccines

Generally, non-fully vaccinated long term pass holders and short-term visitors are not allowed to enter Singapore unless in exceptional circumstances. Non-fully vaccinated travellers should click the orange button below for a detailed checklist of travel requirements.

Click here to return to the top2. Accepted COVID-19 Vaccinations for Entry

Travellers born on or after 1 Jan 2010 (i.e. aged 12 and below by year of birth) will follow the border measures for fully vaccinated travellers, regardless of their vaccination status.

Travellers born on or before 31 Dec 2009 (i.e. aged 13 and above by year of birth) are considered “fully vaccinated” or “non-fully vaccinated” based on their vaccination status using the WHO’s list of EUL COVID-19 vaccines in the table below. Not all vaccines being administered outside Singapore are approved under the WHO EUL. Travellers who have not yet received a booster dose after their primary series are still considered “fully vaccinated” for entry to Singapore, but may be required to take a booster dose to maintain their “fully vaccinated” status within Singapore if staying for more than 30 days. Travellers may receive additional vaccination doses in Singapore at their own expense under the Private Vaccination Programme if they are not eligible for the National Vaccination Programme.Vaccination Status ClassificationsDefinitionFully VaccinatedTravel Checklist available hereAt least two weeks before arrival in Singapore, the traveller must minimally have taken the following WHO EUL vaccines:a.One dose of CanSinoBIO/Convidecia vaccine; ORb.One dose of Janssen/J&J vaccine; ORc.Two doses of AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Moderna/Spikevax, or Covishield vaccine, administered at least 24 days apart; ORd.Two doses of Novavax/Covovax/Nuvaxovid, Pfizer/BioNTech/COMIRNATY, or Sinopharm vaccine, administered at least 17 days apart; ORe.Two doses of Sinovac vaccine, administered 13 days apart; ORf.Mixture of any two doses of vaccines listed in points a-e, administered at least 17 days apart; ORg.Any of the vaccination combinations listed in points a-f and subsequently recovered from COVID-19; ORh.At least one dose of any WHO EUL approved vaccines listed in points a – e, taken at least 28 days after the first COVID-19 positive diagnosis, if traveller was not vaccinated before their first infection.Non-Fully VaccinatedTravel Checklist available hereTravellers are considered non-fully vaccinated if they do not satisfy the conditions above, which includes:a.Only vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines not listed above; ORb.Did not complete the minimum dosage of the vaccines mentioned above; ORc.Recovered from COVID-19 but did not complete the minimum dosage of the vaccines mentioned above; ORd.Medically certified to be ineligible for any of the WHO EUL COVID-19 vaccines mentioned above.

Click here to return to the top.3) Entry for Air/Sea Crew and Pleasure Craft Owners

Arriving air crew Travel members are not required to apply for entry approval to enter Singapore. Flight operators and air crew should instead refer to the latest circulars and directives issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore concerning border and health control measures.

Sea Crew & Pleasure Craft Owners

Under the Vaccinated Travel Framework, fully vaccinated foreign Sea Crew and Pleasure Craft owners can enter Singapore without submitting an undertaking to MPA or ICA. If you are non-fully vaccinated, you will continue to:Submit to MPA an undertaking via this link, for having:Taken a pre-departure test within 2 days before arrival in Singapore; andCompleted quarantine in your home country for at least 7 days before arrival.Submit the following types of applications to ICA via digitalPORT@SG:Arrival or departure immigration clearance of vessel and crewCrew sign-on or sign-offTransfer of crew from one vessel to anotherExtension of stay of crew

Click here for the latest Port Marine Circulars/Notices. For further information or assistance, write to:

Click here to return to the top.Annex – Vaccinated Travel Framework

An overview of the COVID-19 Vaccinated Travel Framework implemented on 1 Apr 2022 can be found below for reference. This new travel framework replaces previous SafeTravel Lanes such as the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL). If your 7-day travel history consists only of countries in the General Travel Category, you will be subject to the following border measures.

(Mobile users scroll right ☛ to view the table)General Travel Category Countries/RegionsSummary of Travel RequirementsFully Vaccinated with WHO EUL COVID-19 Vaccines OR Travellers born in or after 2010 (i.e. age 12 and below by year of birth)Non-fully Vaccinated Traveller born in or before 2009 (i.e. age 13 and above by year of birth)All countries/regions

No specific COVID-19 measures, but refer to the Travel Checklist for Fully Vaccinated Travellers for a step-by-step guide for travelling to Singapore. Certain traveller types need additional documents in order to enter Singapore (e.g. tourist visas, yellow fever vaccinations, foreign vehicle permits) and these are explained in the checklist.Any of the following COVID-19 test, within 2 days before departure for Singapore:COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PCR Test)Antigen Rapid Test (ART) which is professionally administered, or administered remotely7-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at declared place of accommodationSHN-exit PCR test