MOH-Recognised Competent Authorities and Accreditation Bodies for COVID-19 Testing


The Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore, currently only accepts PCR tests which have been administered by approved providers.


We accept COVID-19 test results from medical testing laboratories that are either:


1) Recognised to perform COVID-19 testing by their respective governments’ Competent Authorities (CAs)


a. MOH has identified CAs from countries with high travel volume to Singapore in Table 1;


b. Where countries are not listed in Table 1, travellers should seek advice from the country’s Department of Health or Ministry of Health equivalent for approved COVID-19 PCR test providers; or


2) Accredited in the area of molecular microbiology (for PCR testing) or immunology (for serology testing), by the following list of recognised accreditation bodies in Table 2.


We do not accept (i) self-administered PCR tests, and (ii) antigen rapid tests as pre-departure testing options for entry into Singapore.


Table 1

S/N

Country

Competent Authority (CA)

Current list

1

Malaysia

Jawatankuasa Pasukan Khas Makmal Covid19

List in Annex 4a

 

2

Indonesia

KEMENKES, the Indonesian Ministry of Health

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3

Germany

German Federal Health Ministry

Lists here and here

 

4

Hong Kong

Department of Health

List here

 

5

Japan

-

The Testing Centre for Overseas Travellers (TeCOT) list of hospitals/clinics providing English test certificates can be found here

6

Republic of Korea

Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KCDA)

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7

India

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

List here

 

8

Philippines

Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau (HFSRB)

List here

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Why is there only a selected list of countries with Competent Authorities (CAs) identified?

Only countries with higher inbound travel volumes into Singapore are listed. Travellers are advised to check with the country’s Department of Health or Ministry of Health equivalent for approved COVID-19 PCR test providers if in doubt.

Q: What should I do if my country of departure is not on the list?

Travellers should check with the country of departure’s Department of Health or Ministry or Health equivalent for approved test providers to obtain the COVID-19 PCR test, prior to departure.

Q: Are there any other requirements for my Pre-Departure Test (PDT)?

Please refer to the SafeTravel website for all prevailing entry requirements if you plan to travel to Singapore. Current requirements include, but are not limited to:

·       PDT must be taken within 72 hours before departure.

·       PDT certificate must be in English.

·       PDT certificates are required to state the date that the test was taken, traveller/s name and either Date of Birth or Passport Number as stated in the passport.

Only Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests are accepted, and other tests such as antigen rapid test (ART) results will not be accepted as PDT for entry into Singapore.