Travel restrictions to Singapore due to Coronavirus

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The Singapore authorities have taken the following steps to further limit the risk of community spread in Singapore.

  • All new visitors who have travelled to mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) within the last 14 days, will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore. This will include travellers who transit in mainland China to Singapore regardless of the duration and whether they had cleared immigration in China.
  • Previously issued short-term and multiple-visit visas, as well as visa-free transit facilities for People’s Republic of China (PRC) passport-holders have been suspended. During this period of suspension, this group will not be allowed to enter Singapore.
  • PRC passport holders (except for those with passports issued in Hubei) with no travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days may transit through Singapore.
  • Returning residents (Singapore citizens and permanent residents) and long-term pass holders, including those with PRC passports issued in Hubei, who have travelled to mainland China within the last 14 days, will be allowed to enter Singapore. This group will be placed on a 14-day leave of absence from the day of their return from China.
  • From 2359hrs on 4 March 2020, all new visitors with recent travel history to Iran, northern Italy or the Republic of Korea within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter into or transit through Singapore.
  • New visas and previously issued short-term and multiple-visit visas for Iranian passport-holders have been suspended. During this period of suspension, they will not be allowed to enter Singapore.
  • Returning residents and long-term pass holders who have travelled to Iran, northern Italy, or the Republic of Korea within the last 14 days will be allowed entry into Singapore. However, this group will be issued with a Stay-Home Notice (SHN).
  • From 2359hrs on 4 March 2020, travellers to Singapore who exhibit fever and/or other symptoms of respiratory illness, but who do not meet the clinical suspect case definition, may be required to undergo a Covid-19 swab test at the checkpoint. They may carry on with their journey after undergoing the test. Those with a positive result will be contacted and conveyed to the hospital.
  • Visitors who refuse to be tested will not be allowed to enter Singapore. Singapore permanent residents and long-term pass holders who refuse to be tested may have their immigration facilities and work pass privileges revoked or the validity shortened. All travellers, including Singapore citizens, who do not comply with the testing or who cannot be contacted subsequently may face penalties under Singapore law.

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir passengers who are affected by the entry restrictions will not be allowed to travel to Singapore.

Visitors affected by the above policy and need to visit Singapore due to extenuating reasons may appeal to Singapore’s Immigrations and Checkpoint Authority here: https://www.ica.gov.sg/news-and-publications/public-education/updates-on-border-control-measures 

More information can be found here: https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/extension-of-precautionary-measures-to-minimise-risk-of-community-spread-in-singapore

https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/additional-precautionary-measures-in-response-to-escalating-global-situation

Source: https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/sg/media-centre/news-alert/?id=is5rire4

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