COVID-19: Entry procedures updated

  • Singapore
  • 07/13/2020

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has updated entry procedures for pass holders. The government has also updated health declaration procedures for entering Singapore.

Key Points:

• All pass holders must obtain entry approval from the MOM before they can enter Singapore. Employers can visit the MOM website for more information.

• Pass holders must also serve a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) on entering Singapore.

• Employers must be able to fulfill several requirements to bring pass holders and their dependents into Singapore, including paying for their COVID-19 testing and their 14-day SHN.

• Those with Long Term Visit Passes (LTVPs) issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) must request ICA entry approval, even if they have an LOC issued by MOM.

• Employers must wait for MOM’s approval before employees travel to Singapore.

• All travelers must submit a health declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service before proceeding with immigration clearance in Singapore, and will be required to show their health declaration acknowledgement email to an ICA officer for immigration clearance.

• Travelers can submit their health declaration within three days before the date of their arrival in Singapore. They must update and resubmit their declarations prior to arrival if they have recently visited a hospital, had contact with someone with COVID-19, and/or if there is any change in their health status and/or travel history.

• Returning Singapore residents and long-term pass holders who had traveled to China for essential business or official travel under the Green/Fast Lane arrangements must also present to the ICA officers an LOI issued by the local Chinese authorities.

• Click here for more information on submitting health declarations.

Additional information: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.