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26.11.2021 - Article

Situation in Singapore - travel restrictions and quarantine measures

The entry into Singapore is still severely restricted.

Non-essential travel is currently discouraged due to ongoing travel restrictions.

For transiting passengers: Transit is possible on selected routes among others from Singapore Airlines Group, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM and Swiss. Please check with your Airline, whether the required approval has been obtained, to travel as a transit passenger through Changi Airport Singapore.

All passengers transiting in Singapore (regardless of the duration of the transit) are required to have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to their departure for Singapore. The test result must be in English and prepared by a recognised laboratory.

All inbound travellers must also take a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours before departure. The test result must be in English and from recognised laboratories.

It must contain the following details: Date the test was taken and particulars of traveller as indicated in the passport (Name, Date of Birth, nationality and passport number).

Holders of permanent residence permits are allowed to enter Singapore and do not need permission from Singapore authorities.

German nationals who are holding long-term passes can basically return to Singapore if they are currently abroad.

However, prior authorisation from the competent authority (Ministry of Manpower, MoM, for Work Pass holders or Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, ICA, for Long Term Visit Pass) must be obtained. (Re-) Entry permits are currently only granted in the case of a proven complete vaccination. Entry for visiting purposes must also be requested in advance. Details can be found on the ICA-website: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg

Under the following link you can find an overview for WP-Holder: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/wphl/overview

In addition, all travellers are required to submit a health declaration. This can be submitted in advance on the website or the app of the “Immigration and Checkpoint Authority” a maximum of 72 hours before Departure.

Vaccinated Travel Lane: Singapore has announced the establishment of a ‚Vaccinated Travel Lane‘ (VTL) for travellers from Germany to Singapore. Fully vaccinated persons can apply for any travel purpose for travel on designated direct non-stop flights from various airports in Germany and enter Singapore without quarantine-requirements. The Stay-Home-Notice will be replaced by testing prior departure and after arrival. For details on the conditions to be met (including a 14-day-stay in Germany and/or Singapore prior to travel), application procedure and implementation, please visit the Safe Travel Website

When entering or staying in a country other than Germany in the last 14 days please check the “Safe Travel” website for currently valid provisions: Safe Travel Website

Please consider regarding your travel plans that the entry regulations may change at any time in the short term and that there may also be longer delays in the (re-)entry-approval or new quarantine regulations may be adopted.

Current situation assessments on the Covid-19 situation can be found on the website of the Singaporean Ministry of Health: Ministry of Health

For further details and information to travel restrictions, you can refer to the Website of the ICA: Immigration and Checkpoint Authority

All Germans living in Singapore and their family members can register on the crisis prevention list: Krisenvorsorgeliste


Advice and measures by the Singaporean authorities

Until the end of the pandemic situation, the Singaporean government is adapting the measures flexibly and often in the short term due to current developments. Therefore, please inform yourself in the local media and on the websites of the Singaporean government.

Restricted measures still apply. For example, permissible group sizes for social gatherings are reduced to a maximum of 5 persons and restaurants can also only be visited by vaccinated people in groups of a maximum of 5 people.

When entering and leaving shops, malls, restaurants and service providers, an e-check with “Trace-Together-App or -token is mandatory. In addition, there is a general obligation to wear mouth-nose protection. Only vaccinated persons are allowed to enter malls and Restaurants.

For further details and information, you can refer to the Website of the Singaporean Government or this Ministry of Health of Singapore.

However, the decisive measures still include the participation of each individual by wearing the mask, observing the rules for social distancing and applying the easily implementable hygiene- and conduct rules.

With a renewed increase in the number of new infections, it is possible to tighten the measures at any time.


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