Singapore Revises Border Measures

From October 7, 2021, border measures for incoming travelers will be determined based on the travelers’ recent travel history in the last 14 days, instead of 21 days, and their vaccination status.

Key Changes
  • The Stay-Home Notice (SHN) for those who are currently serving 14 days will be reduced to 10 days, due to the shorter incubation period of the Delta variant.
  • Travelers with travel history to Category III and IV countries/regions in the last 14 days immediately prior to arrival in Singapore (including being in Singapore prior to travel), will serve 10 days of SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.
  • Travelers will need to take a COVID-19 PCR test on-arrival and on day 10, and self-administered ART tests on days 3 and 7.
  • SHN will be ended as long as they have a negative result for their PCR test on Day 10

Fully vaccinated travelers who stayed in Category III countries/regions in the 14 days immediately prior to arrival in Singapore may apply to serve their SHN at their place of residence or at other suitable accommodations. Unvaccinated travelers will be required to undergo a 10-day SHN at dedicated facilities.

The classifications of countries and regions for each of the 4 categories can be found on the SafeTravel website.


Erickson Insights

Singapore has maintained strict travel restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 and has also had a successful vaccination campaign reaching nearly 80% of the population.

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