COVID-19: All Short-Term Visitors Not Allowed to Enter or Transit in Singapore

Update: 22/03/2020

The Singapore government has tightened border restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus. More restrictions are put in place for Singapore residents, long term pass holders and short-term visitors.

To make sure you get the latest update, we’ve summed up everything you need to know in this article so you can plan your travel accordingly.


Starting from 11.59pm on Monday (March 23), all short-terms visitors will no longer be allowed to transit or enter Singapore. 

All work pass holders and dependents that provide essential services such as healthcare or transport, however, can enter or return to Singapore. Domestic workers also considered offering essential services, especially if they look after elderly or children.

Singapore decided to tighten border control because it has seen an increasing risk of coronavirus imported cases into the country. The Ministry of Health Singapore (MOH) said that 80 percent of the new COVID-19 cases over the past three days were imported.

Apart from minimizing the risk of importation of COVID-19 cases into Singapore, the new policy also aims to conserve resources so the country can focus on providing medical treatments for Singaporeans.

Singapore Border Control Measures for COVID-19

  1. Visitors with travel history in the last 14 days to all other countries/ regions 
  • Singapore residents and long-term pass holders will be issued a 14-day stay-home notice. *
  • Short-term visitors will not be permitted to enter or transit in Singapore
  1. Visitors from Hubei province (mainland China)
  • Singapore residents and long-term pass holders will be quarantined for 14 days.
  • Short-term visitors will not be permitted to enter or transit in Singapore

*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. They will check your whereabouts using random phone calls, house visits or other measures. You will face penalties if you don’t comply with the notice.

If you are planning to travel to Singapore anytime soon, please refer to the information we’ve mentioned above. Apart from Singapore that has imposed stricter border control, other countries in the world have imposed lockdown to contain the pandemic. 

During this difficult time, we will try our best to make sure you can travel safely. If you need additional help, simply contact tiket.com Customer Care via Whatsapp on 0855 1500 878, email at [email protected], or by phone at 0804 1500 878.