Update 17 June 2020
New Border Measures for Visitors Entering Singapore – Singapore is gradually opening up its border to visitors as the global health situations improve. If you are planning to travel to Singapore or leave the country in the near future, here are some border measures that you should know.
COVID-19 Tests Required for All Incoming Visitors
Those who enter/ leave Singapore starting from June 17, 2020 from 11.59 pm, must pay for their COVID-19 tests. Visitors who come to Singapore also need to pay for staying at dedicated SHN facilities. The charge for COVID-19 tests for a person under SHN is up to $200, whereas the charge for a 14-day stay at a dedicated SHN facility is $2,000. For more information, you can visit this website.
The Singapore government said this is a precautionary measure to detect the virus since many people with the coronavirus disease are asymptomatic.
14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) New Rules
- From June 17, all visitors who have spent the last 14 consecutive days in these countries: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Mainland China, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam, are no longer required to serve 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities. They can serve their SHN at their homes.
- All other visitors entering Singapore will continue to serve their SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.
- Short-term visitors are not permitted to enter Singapore except if they have green/ fast lane arrangements or with special prior approval.
*Note: A 14-day stay-home notice (SHN) means a person must stay at home at all times for 14 days. When you arrive in Singapore, you will be issued an official hard-copy notice. Make sure to comply with the notice because the authorities in Singapore will check whether you stick to the rule or not. The authorities will check your whereabouts using random phone calls, house visits, or other measures. You will face strict penalties if you breach the requirements of the SHN.
Besides Singapore, other countries are also applying travel restrictions. To see more information about travel restrictions around the world, you can check out tiket.com Info Page.