COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
• 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) to be served at dedicated SHN facilities arranged by the authorities for all travelers (including Singaporeans, permanent residents, approved long-term pass holders, approved holders of IPAs). Travelers must take a Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure and another upon arrival.
- Travelers serving SHN in dedicated SHN facilities will be issued Antigen Rapid Test (ART) self-test kits and must undergo ART on the 3rd, 7th and 11th day of their arrival in Singapore.
• Travelers who are serving part of their SHN outside of dedicated facilities must wear an electronic monitoring device throughout the SHN. Travelers will be tested before the end of the isolation period.
• Travelers who have been in Brunei Darussalam, Mainland China and New Zealand in the last 21 days prior to their entry and have directly traveled to Singapore from these countries, will not be required to serve a SHN. Instead, they will undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport and only be allowed to go about their activities in Singapore after receiving a negative test result.
• Travelers who have been in Australia, Macau SAR and Hong Kong SAR will have to serve 7-day SHN. The SHN period can be served at their place of residence or hotel. Travelers will need to take an on-arrival COVID-19 test and will also be tested before the end of the SHN period.
• Travelers entering Singapore from Israel or Taiwan have the option to opt out of dedicated SHN facilities before arrival and serve their 14-day SHN at their place of residence if they satisfy certain conditions.
- To be able to opt out of serving the SHN at a dedicated facility, travelers from those places must also be living alone at their place of residence or with household members who are also serving a SHN of the same duration and with the same travel history. Place of residence does not include hotels.
- Singapore citizens and permanent residents must submit an application at least three days before their arrival through the Safe Travel Office website. For all other traveler types, optout applications may be made as part of the entry approval process.
• Work Permit holders staying in dormitories or from the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors must stay at a designated facility/Migrant Worker Onboarding Centre (MWOC) to go through an additional 7-day testing regime, after completing their 14-day SHN.
• All travelers, including Singaporeans/Singapore Permanent Residents, with travel history to all regions (except Australia, Brunei, Macau SAR, Mainland China, Hong Kong and New Zealand) must obtain a COVID-19 swab test within 72 hours or 48 hours (for those with travel history to Indonesia.
- For arrivals in Singapore from July 12, 2021 (23:59 local time) before departure. 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 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).
• Work Permit and S Pass Holders from the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors from all regions (except Australia, Brunei, Macau SAR, Mainland China, New Zealand and Taiwan) must take both Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test and Serology Test on arrival.
• 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.
• In addition to on-arrival COVID-19 test, travelers with travel history to Indonesia within the last 21 days before arrival must also take an Antigen Rapid Test at the checkpoint on arrival.
• Business travelers from all countries entering Singapore and who will stay at the Connect@Changi (suspended) dedicated facility to conduct meetings are not required to serve quarantine upon arrival.
• Pre-departure tests: Travelers aged 3 and above (i.e. born in or before 2018) are required to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 or 48 hours before departure for Singapore.
• 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 test 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.
• All applications for entry for the following pass holders and their dependents (including those with In-Principle Approval or Letter of Consent) must be submitted through the Safe Travel Portal: Employment pass holder, S Pass holders, Personalized Employment Pass holders (with employers), and Entrepass holders (with Corppass).
- Some pass holders must continue to request MOM's entry approval, such as workers in the Construction, Marine shipyard or Process sector 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.
• To review a current Summary of SHN and Swab Requirements for Travelers, please visit: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/files/SHN-and-swab-summary.pdf
• Updates on Border Measures for Travelers from Myanmar: Given the worsening situation, Singapore will tighten its border measures for travelers from Myanmar. From July 15, 2021,until further notice, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history (including transit) to Myanmar within the last 21 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore. This will also apply to all those who had obtained prior approval for entry into Singapore. Also in effect from July 15, 2021, all travelers with recent travel history to Myanmar will also be subject to an on-arrival Antigen Rapid Test (ART).
• All travelers with recent travel history to Myanmar who have yet to complete their 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) by 15 July 2021, 2359hrs will continue to be subjected to:
- 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.
- On-arrival polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, self-administered ART test on Day 3, 7 and 11 of arrival, and PCR test on Day 14 of arrival.
Home SearchYes, from 22 July, limited to 2 distinct persons a day and no more than 1 visit a day (with social distancing and wearing masks).
SchoolsEffective 19 May, all international schools will move to home-based learning.
Public TransportOperating as normal.
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
• Yes, both
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
Air - Reduced Services - averaging 15% increase in freight rates as a consequence of reduced carriers. USA / UK shipments affected
Sea - Reduced services - causing scheduling issues and for cargo that is deemed non - essential - Average costs increased 10% and haven't seen any major improvement from 2020; areas of destination affected - AU, USA, CA, UK
• Normal at present
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?