Entry Requirements in Singapore: what you need to know to plan a business trip abroad

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To account for how organizing your business trip abroad, you would need first to know entry regulations in Singapore, as well as transit requirements, quarantine conditions, social distancing and more.

Form August 29, 2022, Singapore entered in the Transition Phase to COVID-19 Resilience, giving rise to a modification of the regulatory measures for entry, social distancing, mask wearing and more. As a matter of fact, the Ministry of Health of Singapore contribute to monitor the pandemic situation seeking to progressively reduce previous regulations. However, the Singapore Government highly recommends to exercise caution and social responsibility, following the appropriate health protocols and join vaccination to avoid at-risk situations and ensure the Transition Phase to COVID-19 Resilience.

In case of planning a business trip to Singapore, it should be necessary to be aware of some regulations. In order to avoid any ambiguity, we are hereby reporting requirements and indications strongly recommended to travellers.

Table of contents

  1. Singapore entry – transit requirements
  2. COVID-19 Test Regulations
  3. Valid Vaccinations in Singapore
  4. Did you test positive for COVID-19? Follow the protocols!
  5. Face masks and social distancing
  6. Support from A&P
  7. Ask our Experts
 

1. Singapore entry-transit requirements

It should be notated that entry restrictions are currently in place in Singapore for non-vaccinated travellers, whereas for persons who received a complete vaccination dose no limitations exist. Moreover, there are no transit restrictions: please note that travellers do not have to present vaccination documents under any circumstances.

However, travellers shall complete some health status certificates prior to entering in Singapore.

2. Covid Test Regulations in Singapore

All vaccinated travellers are not required to provide a COVID-19 test to enter in Singapore. However, non-vaccinated travellers shall provide a negative COVID-19 molecular test (PCR) or antigen rapid test certificate, in accordance with certain timeframes, and other documents.

3. Valid Vaccinations in Singapore

Even though vaccinated travellers may enter Singapore without performing a COVID-19 test, they shall present a vaccination certificate against COVID-19.

The following are the valid vaccines in Singapore:

  • CanSinoBIO/Convidecia;
  • Janssen/J&J;
  • AstraZeneca;
  • Covaxin;
  • Moderna/Spikevax;
  • Covishield
  • Novavax/Covovax/Nuvaxovid;
  • Pfizer/BioNTech/COMIRNATY;
  • Sinopharm;
  • Sinovac.
 

4. Did you test positive for COVID-19 in Singapore? The current protocols

In the event of a positive COVID-19 test in Singapore, the isolation period for fully-vaccinated travellers and children under 12 years of age is of maximum of 7 days. However, for 12 years-old or older non-vaccinated travellers, the maximum isolation period is of 14 days.

In Singapore, health protocols are twofold:

  • Protocol 1 – for patients at high risk and presenting significant symptoms;
  • Protocol 2 – for individuals with mild symptoms and low-complication risks.
 

In Protocol 2, travellers tested positive to Covid-19 will be monitored by their general practitioner or a medical doctor in Singapore. Conversely, those in Protocol 1 will be monitored by the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Home Recovery Programme in Singapore or at an appropriate health facility.

Please note that hospitalisation will only be required in case of severe and persistent symptoms. Otherwise, the doctor will invite travellers to self-isolate at home while waiting for the test result.

If symptoms from COVID-19 worsen, it is recommended to contact 995 for immediate medical attention.

5. Face masks and social distancing in Singapore

The use of face masks is compulsory in health care facilities, residential care homes, ambulances and other public structures. However, despite social distancing is not required between individuals, notice that an epidemic monitoring system is still active: caution is recommended.

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