COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
• Currently, pass holders who have travel history within the 14 days prior to entry to countries/regions under Categories III or IV must be fully vaccinated before arrival in Singapore. Documentary proof of the full vaccination status must be furnished to the airlines before boarding and at the checkpoints upon arrival in Singapore. Pass holders who are unable to provide the required documentation will be denied boarding or entry. They can enter through the Work Pass holder General Lane.
• The following groups of pass holders do not need to be vaccinated before entering Singapore.
- Pass holders below 18 years old on the date of entry: Unvaccinated pass holders between 12 to 18 years old must satisfy vaccination requirements after entering Singapore.
- Pass holders who cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions: Employers must submit a request for their pass holders to be exempted from the requirement. The request must be supported by a doctor's memo. Approval must be obtained before submitting the entry approval application.
- Holders of Work Permit, Training Work Permit, or S Pass or In-Principle Approval for any of these three passes under the construction, marine shipyard or process sectors.
• From November 1, 2021, pass holders (including CMP workers, helpers and confinement nannies, and those with travel history to countries/regions in Categories I and II countries/regions, etc.) with travel history in the last 14 days from all countries/regions before arriving in Singapore, must be fully vaccinated before arrival.
• Additional requirements may apply to Long Term Pass holders with passes issued by Ministry of Manpower.
• Pre-departure tests requirements for travelers from countries/regions under Categories II, III and IV: Travelers aged three and above (i.e. born in or before 2018), including Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, are required to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure for Singapore. Singapore only accepts test results from labs in the country that are internationally accredited or recognized by the respective government. The test report/memo must be in English or be accompanied by an English translation and state the negative test result, date the test was taken and pass holder/traveler's particulars as detailed in their passport (name, date of birth, nationality, passport number).
• All travelers, including Singaporeans and permanent residents, must take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Singapore. Existing SHN requirements, including a PCR test at the end of the notice period, will continue to be in place.
• On-arrival COVID-19 PCR test and ART test: All travelers aged three and above will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Singapore and be subject to all tests needed of travelers under the current border measures.
• All travelers must submit a health declaration before proceeding with immigration clearance. The health declaration can be submitted online three days prior to arrival via SG Arrival Card eService.
• Travelers entering Singapore under certain arrangements must download and utilize contact tracing mobile applications and technology solutions, including TraceTogether and SafeEntry, among others depending on the entry arrangement.
• The Singapore government will no longer waive the costs of staying at dedicated SHN facilities for Singapore citizens and permanent residents who last left Singapore before March 27, 2020.
• The Singapore government will no longer cover the treatment costs for all pass holders entering Singapore if they develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive within 14 days of arrival in Singapore.
- Employers are responsible for their workers’ (Work Permit, Training Work Permit and S Pass holders) medical expenses. In practice, the employer must buy COVID-19 medical insurance for the above pass holders before they arrive in Singapore.
- The insurance policy must meet these requirements: covers at least USD 10,000 for medical expenses if the worker develops COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive within 14 days of arrival in Singapore; covers workers on work pass in-principle approvals (IPAs).
- For all other pass holders (including Employment Pass holder and/or dependents), they are encouraged to buy medical insurance with the appropriate coverage before entering Singapore as those pass holders are responsible for their own medical expenses if they develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive within 14 days of arrival in Singapore.
• Visitors applying to enter Singapore under the ATP and Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGLs) must have travel insurance for their COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalization costs in Singapore with a minimum coverage of SGD 30,000. Visitors can purchase the travel insurance from Singapore-based or overseas insurers.
• Travelers departing from Singapore to certain locations (e.g. China, Tamil Nadu State, West Bengal State of India etc.) must take a COVID-19 PCR test before boarding. Pre-departure COVID19 PCR tests are conducted at selected clinics.
- Some pass holders must continue to request MOM's entry approval, such as workers in the construction, marine shipyard or process sectors who are under a Work Permit, Training Work Permit or S Pass, or In-Principle Approval for any of these passes, who are not entering Singapore with dependents, among other scenarios. Contact your immigration professional for specific advice.
• A Stay-Home Notice is issued to all travelers who are granted entry into Singapore as a precautionary measure taken to minimize the risk of additional imported cases of COVID-19. Some may be subject to different measures depending on their travel history.
•Starting November 1, 2021, all work pass holders and their dependents (including those with travel history to Category I and Category II countries/regions) must be fully vaccinated before arrival in Singapore except for the following groups:
• Pass holders who are below 18 years old on the date of entry.
• Pass holders who cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions (pass holders who are medically ineligible for vaccination may appeal for an exemption from the vaccination requirement, supported by a doctor’s letter, before applying for entry approval).
• To be considered fully vaccinated, pass holders must have received the full regimen of WHO EUL vaccines at least 14 days before arriving in Singapore. Vaccines requiring 2 doses must be completed either using the same or different brands and taken based on recommended intervals between each dose. Example: If the pass holder received the full vaccine regimen on September 1, the earliest he/she can enter Singapore on September 15.
• Have received 1 dose of a PSAR approved vaccine if they had earlier recovered from a COVID-19 infection. The vaccination should be taken no earlier than 3 months from the date of their diagnosis, if they had not already completed vaccination previously.
• Be able to produce documents to prove their vaccination status before boarding the flight, and upon arrival in Singapore. Otherwise, they will be denied entry. Acceptable evidence includes:
• If the pass holder was vaccinated in Singapore: A copy of the vaccination certificate, vaccination status on HealthHub app or TraceTogether app.
• If the pass holder was vaccinated overseas: A copy of the vaccination certificate with all of the following details:
• Name (as stated on the passport)
• At least 1 other personal identifier, e.g. date of birth or passport number.
• Country of vaccination.
• Name of vaccine used (if more than 1 dose, the name of each vaccine administered).
• Vaccination date(s) (if more than 1 dose, the dates each dose was administered).
• If the vaccination certificate is not in English, it should be translated to English and notarized.
• For those who were vaccinated overseas, take a serology test at a Public Health Preparedness Clinic to confirm their vaccination status within 14 days of completing self-isolation or Stay-Home Notice (SHN). If their serology test results are positive, their vaccination records will be updated in the National Immunization Registry. Otherwise, they will have to take 2 doses of a PSAR-approved vaccine in Singapore within 2 months of the negative serology test result.
• Please note that as announced by the Ministry of Health earlier, all long term pass holders including work pass holders and their dependents are not allowed entry into Singapore if they have recent travel history (including transit) within the last 14 days (previously 21) to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar. Only Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and travelers under the Death and Critical Illness Emergency Visits Lane are allowed entry. Entry approvals for those from Indonesia are also limited. Work pass holders and their dependents who are approved for entry will need to show documentary proof of their full vaccination status to the airlines before boarding and at the checkpoint upon arrival in Singapore. Those who are unable to produce the necessary documentation will be denied boarding or entry. All pass holders and their dependents will also be subjected to the prevailing health protocols in Singapore.
• Please see latest summary here: Latest inbound requirements can be viewed here: https://www.moh.gov.sg/docs/librariesprovider5/default-document-library/mtf-press-release---2-oct-2021-annex-a-(updated).pdf
•From October 6, 2021, 2359 hours, prevailing border measures for incoming travelers will be determined based on the travelers' recent travel history in the last 14 days instead of the existing 21 days.
• The SHN period for those who currently have to serve 14 days, has been reduced to 10 days, in line with the shortening of quarantine period, which accounts for the shorter incubation period of the Delta variant. Refund details will be worked out for travelers affected by these changes, and will be shared with them separately.
• Expansion of Vaccinated Traveler Lanes: It was announced over the weekend that Singapore is extending its vaccinated travel lane scheme to eight more countries, allowing those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter Singapore without having to serve quarantine. The first 2 vaccinated travel lanes with Brunei and Germany were launched in September.
- For Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States: Applications start from 12 October 2021 (10am SGT) for travel on or after 19 October 2021
- Republic of Korea: Applications start from 8 November 2021 (10am SGT) for travel on or after 15 November 2021.
- Up to 3,000 travelers will initially be allowed to enter Singapore daily from all 11 vaccinated travel lane countries.
- Under the VTL, fully vaccinated travelers from these countries may enter Singapore without quarantine and just need to undergo COVID-19 PCR testing
Home SearchYes, limited up to 2 distinct persons per property per day. Social distancing and wearing masks is mandatory.
• Updating Vaccination Records: Individuals who have received their vaccinations overseas must update their vaccination records in the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) within 2 weeks after completion of SHN in Singapore. To do so, they will need to show documentrary proof of their full vaccination records from overseas and a positive serology test taken at any government approved clinics . https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/vaccination/faqs---post-vaccination-matters
Public TransportOperating as normal.
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
• Yes, both
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
• On 24 Sept 2021, the Multi Task Ministry Task force announce further tightening of community safe management measures during the stabilization period starting Sept 27 to Oct 24, 2021. • Operations at Allied, business as usual. We can still proceed with day to day operations at client residence as long as we take all precaution measures and ensure crew vaccinated. For Dining in at all F& B outlet they only allowed 2 person and must be fully vaccinated people. Same applicable to household social gathering maximum 2. For more details please refer to mccy.gov.sg
• Air: Reduced Services. Average 15% increase in freight rates due to reduced carriers and flights. • Sea: Rates continue to increase fortnightly with no easing in sight. Space to Europe and USA extremely critical. Book as early as possible.
• Normal at present
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?