15 Jun 2020

United States

Changes to Border and Entry Measures in Singapore

Effective from 17 June 2020, the authorities in Singapore will implement a COVID-19 testing regime for all incoming travelers. The test will be scheduled a few days before the end of the mandatory 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) period at a designated testing facility (confirmed for each traveler via a SMS notification). Individuals will need to travel to the testing site using their own private vehicle or designated transport and will need to return immediately to their residence after completing the test via the same method of transportation.

Additionally, also effective from 17 June 2020, the requirement for incoming travelers to spend the SHN period at dedicated SHN facilities will be eased for travelers who have stayed in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Mainland China, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam in the last consecutive 14 days prior to their entry to Singapore. These travelers will no longer have to serve their SHN period at a dedicated SHN facilities. Rather, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents may serve their 14-day SHN at their place of residence, while Long Term Pass holders may serve their 14-day SHN at a place of residence that they or their family members own or are sole tenants of; or in suitable accommodations such as a hotel, at their own cost.

All other travelers will still need to continue to serve their SHN period at dedicated SHN facilities for the time being.

For additional information on this topic, please contact the TS APAC immigration team at [email protected]

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