Can I Travel To Singapore?


Nia Sarah •  Jul 14, 2021

If you love travelling, we can guess you're probably having a case of the travel bug right now as news around the world announces the reopening of certain countries to visitors. Like the Phuket Sandbox, the Netherlands or Switzerland, countries worldwide have their own regulations on travellers entering. Did you know that Singapore is in the global top 10 destination cities, behind destinations like Dubai, Paris and London? With a garden in the city, fun attractions and a variety of food you can enjoy here, Singapore could be your next plan for a much needed travel trip. If you're wondering "Can travellers visit Singapore?" or "Can I travel to Singapore?", here's what we've gathered for you!

What is the Covid-19 situation in Singapore now?

Singapore is currently under Phase 3 (Heightened Alert). People are allowed to dine in groups of five. Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans are required to wear a mask at all times, conduct temperature checks and complete SafeEntry check-in before entering all venues. Interacting should also be limited to two social gatherings in a day, in a group size no larger than 5 people from 14 June 2021.

Can I travel to Singapore?

Singapore has implemented Safe Travel Lanes for international travellers. According to the Safe Travel website, short term visits by foreigners and tourists are only allowed for countries with low risk of Covid-19 transmission. Travellers who are coming in for short term visits can apply for an Air Travel Pass (ATP).

Currently, the only countries that are acceptable for the Air Travel Pass (ATP) are Brunei Darussalam, Mainland China and New Zealand. This means that if you are from these countries, you may seek entry into Singapore by applying for an ATP. Applications must be made between 7 and 30 calendar days prior to your intended date of entry into Singapore.

What are the travel requirements in Singapore?

The conditions of the Air Travel Pass holder include:

  • have been in their declared point of departure for the last 21 consecutive days before departing for Singapore
  • travel to Singapore on a direct flight without transit
  • undergo a Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at the airport upon arrival in Singapore, take private transportation to the declared place of accommodation and remain isolated until the test result is confirmed to be negative
  • download the TraceTogether app and keep the app activated while in Singapore
  • purchase travel insurance with a minimum coverage of $30,000 for Covid-19 related medical treatment prior to travel to Singapore

What are the quarantine requirements in Singapore?

All travellers entering Singapore are required to self-isolate before the results of the Covid-19 PCR test will be out within 48 hours. Visitors can leave their declared accommodation once they have been notified of the negative test result.