Date Updated

03/30/2021



  • • 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) to be served either at dedicated SHN facilities arranged by the authorities or at their place of residence/self-arranged hotel depending on their recent travel history for all travelers (including Singaporeans, permanent residents, approved long-term pass holders, approved holders of IPAs); travelers who are serving 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 Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Mainland China, New Zealand, and Taiwan in the last 14 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 entering from some low-risk countries and regions (i.e., Macau SAR) will have their SHN reduced from 14 days to seven days; the isolation period can be served at their place of residence; travelers will be tested before the end of the isolation period

    • Travelers entering Singapore from Fiji, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam will be allowed to serve their 14-day SHN at their place of residence in Singapore instead of a dedicated facility
    - To be able to opt out of staying at a dedicated facility, travelers from those places must not have visited any other country in the last 14 days before entering Singapore; they 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
    - Applications to opt out of dedicated facilities are available
    - Singapore citizens and permanent residents must submit an application before their arrival through the Safe Travel Office website

    • 7-day residential quarantine for all Singaporeans and permanent residents returning from the United Kingdom and South Africa, following their 14-day SHN period at dedicated facilities; a COVID-19 test will be carried out at the end of their SHN and again after they have completed their quarantine

    • Work Permit holders staying in dormitories must stay at a designated facility to go through an additional seven-day testing regime, after completing their 14-day SHN

    • All non-Singaporeans/Singapore Permanent Residents with travel history to all regions (except Australia, Brunei, Macau SAR, Mainland China, New Zealand, and Taiwan) must obtain a COVID-19 swab test within 72 hours 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, will need to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (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

    • Business travelers from all countries entering Singapore and who will stay at the Connect@Changi dedicated facility to conduct meetings are not required to serve quarantine upon arrival

    • 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 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 COVID-19 PCR tests are conducted at selected clinics

    • Effective 15 March 2021, 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 holders; 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
  • Immigration authorities accepting applications however, processing delays should be expected Those listed below can still enter Singapore, however will be required to comply with the required quarantine/stay home notice: - Singaporean citizens - Singaporean permanent residents - *Long term pass holders (including work, student, dependent and long-term visit passes) who have entry approval from the MOM - Those under approved travel bubbles All long term pass holders and short term visitors who are departing from, transiting through or visited the UK or South Africa within the last 14 days, will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore until further notice; this restriction also applies even if they had obtained MOM’s entry approvals earlier on; their entry must be deferred for now; returning citizens and permanent residents will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Singapore, at the start of their 14-day SHN Pass holders entering Singapore from 11 January 2021, 00:00 hours will need to download the FWMOMCare mobile app For all (new and existing) Work Permit, Training Work Permit and S Pass holders entering Singapore from 1 January 2021, employers must buy medical insurance with a coverage of at least SGD$10,000 for their medical expenses if they develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive within 14 days of arrival in Singapore; employers need to buy the insurance before their workers arrive in Singapore; employers can also check with the insurer whether their workers’ existing medical insurance plans meet the requirements; for all other pass holders (eg. EP holders or dependents), they are encouraged to buy medical insurance with the appropriate coverage before entering Singapore as they are responsible for their medical expenses if they develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive within 14 days of arrival in Singapore 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; the following groups of travelers will be exempted from the SHN requirement and subjected to COVID-19 test post-arrival in Singapore: - All travelers who enter Singapore with a valid Safe Travel Pass; - Singapore residents holding a Malaysia-issued MyTravelPass (Reciprocal Green Lane); - Singapore residents holding a Malaysia-issued MyTravelPass (Periodic Commuting Arrangement), and have an approved SHN waiver for short-term leave in Singapore; - Foreign travelers who enter Singapore with a valid Air Travel Pass; and - Singapore residents and Long-Term Pass holders (with Approval Letter of Entry) who spent at least 14 days prior to arriving in approved low risk locations Summary of SHN and Swab Requirements for Travelers - PLEASE REVIEW THE CURRENT REQUIREMENTS VIA THIS LINK https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/files/SHN-and-swab-summary.pdf Costs 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facility (chargeable at SGD 2000 inclusive of GST) - additional costs apply if more than one person in the room; quarantine costs must now be paid at time of submitting entry approval; SHN upgrade can be booked by traveler once entry approval is finalized COVID-19 test before end of SHN (chargeable up to SGD 200 inclusive of GST) ***From 1 September 2020 even if the pass holder does not enter Singapore on the approved dates, employers will still be required to pay for the full cost of the test and SHN stay at $2,200; this is because arrangements would have been made for the pass holders for the test and SHN stay; a new entry approval will also be required With effect from 23 December 2020, all work pass holders, excluding foreign domestic workers (FDWs), are required to update the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on their new residential address or mobile number within five days of any change, as part of their work pass conditions under the Employment of Foreign Manpower (Work Passes) Regulations (EFMR)


  • • Yes, service as normal, limited to no more than 8 persons (with social distancing and wearing masks)


  • • Serviced apartments are accepting bookings
  • Primary and Secondary schools reopen on Jan 4, while Junior Colleges and the Milllennia Institute reopen on Jan 29
  • Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening to start from 19 June and the following activities will be allowed:

    • Small-group social gatherings of up to any 5 persons can resume; Within the home, households may receive up to 5 visitors at any one time

    • Retail businesses may re-open their physical outlets

    • Food and beverage (F&B) dine-in will be allowed, with up to 5 persons allowed to sit together; tables must be spaced one meter apart; Outlets will have to cease liquor sales and consumption at 10:30 p.m.; Live music, as well as television and video screenings will not be allowed in all F&B outlets at this stage

    • Tuition and other private enrichment classes can resume, with the exception of singing or voice training classes

    • Personal health and wellness, and home-based services will be allowed to resume

    • Registered clubs and societies will be allowed to operate at their registered premises

    • All other healthcare services, including eldercare services in the community, individual health screenings will resume

    • Aesthetic services will resume

    • Face-to-face visitations at residential facilities for the elderly, including nursing homes, welfare homes, sheltered homes, and adult disability homes, will resume

    • Playgrounds, beaches, lawns and fields, stadia, swimming complexes, sports halls, hard courts, gyms, fitness studios, bowling centers and function rooms will open; this also applies to similar facilities in private settings such as condominiums and clubs

    • Larger public venues with high human traffic such as malls and large standalone retail outlets will be subject to capacity limits, and operators will be required to prevent crowds or long queues from building up within and in the immediate vicinity of their premises More information: https://www.gov.sg/article/moving-into-phase-2-what-activities-can-resume


  • • Operating as normal
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Yes, both

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes

    Freight Availability/Cost
    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

    Road Availability
    • Normal at present

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No

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