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Overseas Vaccination Records
  • Who will need to have their overseas vaccination records recognised in Singapore?
  • What vaccines are accepted for ingestion in the NIR?
  • How can I get my overseas vaccination records ingested?
  • Which digitally verifiable vaccination certificates can be accepted for ingestion without the need for serology testing?
  • What should I bring to the clinic to ingest my overseas vaccination records?
  • What do I need to do after visiting the clinic to ingest my overseas vaccination records?
  • How can I check my vaccination records?
  • My serology test result was negative. What do I need to do?
  • Is it safe to re-take the COVID-19 vaccination if my serology test result is negative?
  • Can I take a different brand of COVID-19 vaccine if I need to re-take the vaccination?
  • Do I need to pay to re-take my vaccination in Singapore?
  • Am I considered up-to-date with my COVID-19 vaccinations?
  • Are the vaccine doses I have received valid?
  • I received a combination of different WHO EUL vaccine doses for my vaccination, and I have not contracted COVID-19 before. Is the combination valid?
  • I have previously contracted COVID-19. What combinations of doses are considered valid?
  • Do I need to restart my vaccination if I am late for any of my vaccine doses?
  • What combinations of vaccine doses do I need to fulfil the vaccination requirements for Long Term Pass Holders?
  • My application for an MOM pass is approved and I will be entering Singapore soon. Do I need to be fully vaccinated to get my pass issued?
  • How can I receive more doses if I need to or wish to?
  • I have issues with my vaccination status. Who can I contact for assistance?

Travel
  • I will be travelling overseas. Do I need to show proof of vaccination or recovery?
  • How can I obtain proof of vaccination and/or proof of recovery for overseas travel?
  • I am unable to generate my HealthCerts on the Notαrise portal and urgently need my vaccination/recovery certificate for travel. What should I do?
  • I will be returning to Singapore from overseas and wish to fulfil Singapore’s Pre-Departure Testing (PDT) requirements. How do I go about this?
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Overseas Vaccination Records

  Who will need to have their overseas vaccination records recognised in Singapore? 
A: 

All persons who have received COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters on the WHO Emergency Use List (EUL) outside of Singapore can have their vaccination records ingested in Singapore’s National Immunisation Registry (NIR). You may need to do this if:

a) You are a Long-Term Pass Holder (e.g. Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit, Dependant’s Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass, Student Pass) aged 13 and above who has to meet vaccination requirements to apply for or renew your pass.

  • For passes issued by MOM, refer to this page for more information.
b) You wish to receive additional doses under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP).
  • You should have your vaccination history present in the NIR so that healthcare providers can determine if you are recommended to receive additional doses.
  • For more information on the NVP, refer to this page.
  What vaccines are accepted for ingestion in the NIR?
A: 

Vaccines on the WHO EUL are accepted. These are:

Manufacturer

Name of Vaccine

Pfizer/BioNTech

BNT162b2/Comirnaty®

Moderna

mRNA-1273/Spikevax

Novavax

NVX-CoV2373/CovovaxTM/NuvaxovidTM

Sinovac

COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated/CoronavacTM

Sinopharm

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (VeroCell), Inactivated (lnCoV)

Astrazeneca

Vaxzeveria/AZD1222(ChAdOx1-S)

Bharat Biotech

BBV152/ Covaxin®

CanSinoBIO

Convidecia (AD5.CoV2-S [Recombinant])

Janssen

Ad26.COV2-S

Serum Institute of India

CovishieldTM (ChAdOx1-S)

All vaccination doses are accepted, regardless of how long ago they were taken. Combinations of different WHO EUL vaccines are also accepted.

Please note that while your vaccination records may be accepted for ingestion, you may not be considered fully vaccinated by Singapore’s standards, depending on your specific combination of doses and when they were taken.

You may also wish to have your overseas infection records ingested, as this may count towards your vaccination status.

  How can I get my overseas vaccination records ingested?
A: 
If you have a digitally verifiable vaccination certificate (e.g. containing a QR code that can be scanned to verify its authenticity)

You may visit any of the following locations to have your records verified and ingested: 

a) The Kaki Bukit Joint Testing and Vaccination Centre (located at the former Bedok North Secondary School, 20 Jalan Damai, S419612) on Mondays to Fridays before 6.30pm; or

b) 
From 21 November onwards, the Bukit Merah Joint Testing and Vaccination Centre (located at the former Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board, 8 Lower Delta Road Singapore, 169198) on Mondays to Fridays before 6.30pm; or

c) Any clinic that offers this as a service.
  • A non-exhaustive list of such clinics can be found here. Please call ahead to check if your preferred clinic offers this service and to book an appointment if needed. Please note that polyclinics do not provide this service.
  • Clinics will charge a fee for the time and manpower needed to provide this service and handle the ingestion of records.

If you have a non-digitally verifiable vaccination certificate

You may visit any clinic that offers such services to take a serology test before having your records ingested. The serology test is a means to confirm that you have undergone effective vaccination.
  • A non-exhaustive list of such clinics can be found here. Please call ahead to check if your preferred clinic offers this service and to book an appointment if needed. Please note that polyclinics do not provide this service.
  • Clinics will charge a fee for conducting the serology test and to handle the ingestion of records.
  Which digitally verifiable vaccination certificates can be accepted for ingestion without the need for serology testing?
 A:  A non-exhaustive list of recognised vaccination certificates is as follows:
  • [Multiple countries] EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC)
  • [Australia] International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • [Bahrain] COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • [Bangladesh] COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • [Brunei] COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate on the BruHealth app
  • [Cambodia] COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate from the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • [Canada] Smart Health Card (SHC) issued by any Canadian province
  • [Mainland China] International Travel Health Certificate
  • [Fiji] COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • [Hong Kong] COVID-19 Vaccination Record from Department of Health
  • [India] Co-WIN International Travel Certificate
  • [Indonesia] International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate from the PeduliLindungi app
  • [Japan] Vaccination Certificate of COVID-19
  • [Republic of Korea] COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate from Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency
  • [Macau] COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate from the Health Bureau of Macau
  • [Malaysia] Digital Certificate for COVID-19 Vaccination from the MySejahtera app
  • [Maldives] COVID-19 Digital Certification from the Health Protection Agency Maldives
  • [Myanmar] COVIDPass on the Zada app
  • [Philippines] COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate from Department of Health
  • [Qatar] COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate from Ministry of Public Health
  • [Saudi Arabia] COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate from Tawakkalna app
  • [Sri Lanka] Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination issued by the Sri Lanka Ministry of Health
  • [United States] SMART Health Card (SHC) or CDC Vaccination Card
If you possess a digitally verifiable vaccination certificate not found on this list, please provide the clinic with the necessary instructions on how to verify or authenticate the certificate. Such instructions may be obtained from the authority that issued your certificate. Given the wide variety of certificates and formats to keep track of, we seek your patience and understanding on this.
  What should I bring to the clinic to ingest my overseas vaccination records?
 A:  Please bring along your personal identification documents (e.g. NRIC, FIN or passport) and overseas vaccination certificates, which can be in original hard copy or a digital copy. The certificates should clearly list your personal identifiers (e.g. full name, date of birth, passport number) and details of the vaccine doses you have taken (e.g. type of vaccine, date received).

Where applicable, you can also bring along documentation of a past infection (e.g. PCR test result, professionally-administered ART result, serology test result, discharge memo). If you do not have such documentation, you may have to take an anti-N serology test to confirm your past infection if you have not received an inactivated virus vaccine (i.e. vaccines such as Sinovac, Sinopharm and Covaxin). An anti-N serology test would be unable to ascertain your past infection if you had received an inactivated virus vaccine.

If your documents are not in English, please have them translated by the embassy of the country that issued the document, a translation service provider, or a notary public. Please bring along both the original documents and the translated copies.
  What do I need to do after visiting the clinic to ingest my overseas vaccination records?
 A:  The clinic will submit your vaccination records into the NIR after they have been successfully verified. After which, it may take up to 24 hours for your vaccination status to be updated in our IT systems.

You may then view your vaccination records and/or vaccination status on the TraceTogether app and HealthHub app. (Note: Only Singpass users may access their vaccination records on HealthHub.)

If you had taken a serology test, the clinic will need to receive the positive test result from the laboratory before submitting your vaccination records into the NIR.

If you have issues with your vaccination status, you may file an enquiry using this form.
  How can I check my vaccination records? 
 A:  You can view your vaccination records by logging in to the HealthHub app or the Notarise website using your Singpass account. All Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass Holders aged 15 years and above are eligible for Singpass.

If you are not a Singpass user, you can also log in to the Notarise website using your passport number, provided that your vaccinations were recorded with that passport number.

Alternatively, you may refer to your physical vaccination card, which is given to all individuals vaccinated in Singapore.
  My serology test result was negative. What do I need to do?
 A:  A negative serology test result implies that the vaccination was not effective and may not protect well against severe illness if you contract COVID-19. Your vaccination records will not be ingested in the NIR. You are advised to re-take your vaccination in Singapore.
  Is it safe to re-take the COVID-19 vaccination if my serology test result is negative?
 A:  There are no known safety issues with re-taking the COVID-19 vaccination. However, some may experience more noticeable side effects such as injection site pain, muscle aches and fever.
  Can I take a different brand of COVID-19 vaccine if I need to re-take the vaccination?
 A:  Yes.
  Do I need to pay to re-take my vaccination in Singapore?
 A:  Under the National Vaccination Programme, all Singaporeans and long-term residents are eligible to receive free COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters (more details here, or call the MOH COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 6995 9199). 

Otherwise, you may do so under the Private Vaccination Programme at your own cost (more details here).
  Am I considered up-to-date with my COVID-19 vaccinations?
 A: 

Everyone is recommended to keep up-to-date with their vaccinations by adhering to the following two guidelines:

a. Individuals should ensure that they achieve minimum protection by receiving a complete primary vaccination series and a booster dose.

b. After achieving minimum protection, persons aged 18 years and above should receive an additional booster dose between five months to one year from their last dose, to keep up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination. The updated bivalent vaccine is recommended for this. Individuals will be considered up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received at least minimum protection and their last vaccine dose was received within the past one year.

   Are the vaccine doses I have received valid?
 A:  The acceptable vaccinations and minimum intervals between doses are as follows:

Manufacturer

Name of Vaccine

Doses for Complete Primary Series

Recommended Interval Between Doses*

Minimum Acceptable Interval Between Doses

Pfizer/BioNTech

BNT162b2/Comirnaty®

2 doses

8 weeks

17 days

Moderna

mRNA-1273/ Spikevax

2 doses

8 weeks

24 days

Novavax

NVX-CoV2373/ CovovaxTM/ NuvaxovidTM

2 doses

8 weeks

17 days

Sinovac

COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated/ CoronavacTM

3 doses

Interval between Dose 1 and Dose 2: 8 weeks

Interval between Dose 2 and Dose 3: 90 days

Interval between Dose 1 and Dose 2: 13 days

Interval between Dose 2 and Dose 3: 17 days

Sinopharm

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (VeroCell), Inactivated (lnCoV)

3 doses

Interval between Dose 1 and Dose 2: 8 weeks

Interval between Dose 2 and Dose 3: 90 days

Interval between Dose 1 and Dose 2: 17 days

Interval between Dose 2 and Dose 3: 17 days

AstraZeneca

Vaxzeveria/AZD1222(ChAdOx1-S )

2 doses

NA

24 days

Serum Institute of India

CovishieldTM (ChAdOx1-S )

2 doses

NA

24 days

Janssen

Ad26.COV2-S

1 dose

NA

NA

Bharat Biotech

BBV152/ Covaxin®

2 doses

NA

24 days

CanSinoBIO

Convidecia (AD5.CoV2-S [Recombinant])

1 dose

NA

NA


* Based on national recommendations by the Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination

In addition to the combinations listed above, they should receive one further dose of a WHO EUL vaccine at least 150 days after the last dose to achieve minimum protection. For those who received Sinovac/Sinopharm, they should receive one further dose of a WHO EUL vaccine at least 90 days after the last dose. 
  I received a combination of different WHO EUL vaccine doses for my vaccination, and I have not contracted COVID-19 before. Is the combination valid?
 A:  The acceptable combinations and minimum intervals between doses for persons who have not contracted COVID-19 before are as follows:

[Manufacturer] Name of Vaccine

Minimum Doses

Minimum Acceptable Interval Between Doses

Any two of the following WHO EUL vaccines (W):

  • [Pfizer/BioNTech] BNT162b2/ Comirnaty® )
  • [Moderna] mRNA-1273/Spikevax
  • [Astrazeneca] Vaxzeveria/ AZD1222 (ChAdOx1-S)
  • [Serum Institute of India] CovishieldTM (ChAdOx1-S)
  • [Bharat Biotech] BBV152/ Covaxin®
  • [Novavax] NVX-CoV2373/CovovaxTM/ NuvaxovidTM

2 doses

 

17 days

For combinations with these vaccines (S):

  • [Sinopharm] SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (VeroCell), Inactivated (lnCoV)
  • [Sinovac] COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated/CoronavacTM

Total 3 doses (consisting of 1 or 2 doses of these vaccines)

17 days for both first interval and second interval

(*13 days for first interval if first vaccine is Sinovac-CoronaVac)


In addition to the combinations listed above, they should receive one further dose of a WHO EUL vaccine at least 150 days after the last dose to achieve minimum protection. For those who received Sinovac/Sinopharm, they should receive one further dose of a WHO EUL vaccine at least 90 days after the last dose.
  I have previously contracted COVID-19. What combinations of doses are considered valid?
 A:  The acceptable combinations and minimum intervals between doses for persons who have contracted COVID-19 before are as follows:

Timing of Infection

Doses Required for Complete Primary Series

Recommended Intervals from Infection and Between Doses #

Minimum Acceptable Intervals

Infected when unvaccinated (i.e. no prior doses)

 

or

 

Infected after receiving one dose but without completing a primary vaccination

1 dose of W

Receive vaccination 3 months after infection

Receive vaccination at a minimum of 28 days after infection

2 doses of S, or,

1 dose of S and 1 dose of W

Receive vaccination 3 months after infection with interval between doses:

  • 8 weeks between doses of Sinovac-CoronaVac, or,
  • 8 weeks between doses of Sinopharm, or,
  • 8 weeks between a dose of W and a dose of S

Receive vaccination at a minimum of 28 days after infection, with a minimum interval between doses of:

  • 13 days between doses of Sinovac-CoronaVac, or,
  • 17 days between doses of Sinopharm, or,
  • 17 days between a dose of W and a dose of S

Infected after completing a primary series

No further doses required.

Nil

Nil

Infected after receiving a partial vaccination series of two dose amounting to one of the following:

S-S-I, S-W-I, W-S-I

Nil

Nil


In addition to the combinations listed above, they should receive one further dose of a WHO EUL vaccine at least 150 days after the last dose to achieve minimum protection. For those who received Sinovac/Sinopharm, they should receive one further dose of a WHO EUL vaccine at least 90 days after the last dose.

W refers to any of the following vaccines:

  • [Pfizer/BioNTech] BNT162b2/COMIRNATY®
  • [Moderna] mRNA-1273/Spikevax
  • [Astrazeneca] Vaxzeveria/AZD1222 (ChAdOx1-S)
  • [Serum Institute of India] CovishieldTM (ChAdOx1-S)
  • [Bharat Biotech] BBV152/Covaxin®
  • [Novavax] NVX-CoV2373/CovovaxTM/NuvaxovidTM

S refers to any of the following vaccines:

  • [Sinopharm] SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (VeroCell), Inactivated (lnCoV)
  • [Sinovac] COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated/CoronavacTM

I refers to an infection episode

# Based on national recommendations by the Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination

  Do I need to restart my vaccination if I am late for any of my vaccine doses?
 A:  No, you do not need to restart your vaccination. You should receive the vaccine dose as soon as possible for optimal protection. 
  What combinations of vaccine doses do I need to fulfil the vaccination requirements for Long Term Pass Holders?
 A: 

You will need to have received:

  1. Minimum protection (i.e. a complete primary series and at least one booster dose); OR
  2. A complete primary series without a booster dose, with the last dose received less than 270 days ago (around 9 months); OR
  3. Two doses of Sinovac or Sinopharm, with the last dose received less than 120 days ago (around 4 months)

For more information on vaccination requirements for passes issued by MOM, refer to this page for more information.

Beyond meeting the vaccination requirements for Long Term Pass Holders, MOH may recommend that you receive additional doses to enhance your protection. Please refer to this page for details.

 My application for a Long Term Pass is approved and I will be entering Singapore soon. Do I need to be fully vaccinated to get my pass issued?
 Foreigners aged 13 and above applying for a Long Term Pass must be fully vaccinated (including booster, if required) up to Minimum Protection levels, with your records ingested in the NIR to get their passes issued.

To avoid delays in getting your pass issued, you are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated (including booster, if required) up to Minimum Protection levels before entering Singapore.

For passes issued by MOM, refer to this page for more information.

  How can I receive more doses if I need to or wish to?
  You may be eligible for additional doses under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP). For more information, refer to this page.

If you are ineligible for the NVP or wish to receive doses beyond what is recommended under the NVP, you may do so at your own cost under the Private Vaccination Programme.
  I have issues with my vaccination status. Who can I contact for assistance?
 A:  You may visit this page for further assistance and to file a support ticket with our helpdesk.

Travel

 I will be travelling overseas. Do I need to show proof of vaccination or recovery?
 A: This will depend on the travel restrictions and requirements of the destination country/ region. There are no vaccination requirements for leaving Singapore.

Please check the entry policy of your destination before you travel, such as vaccination and testing requirements, and the type/format of documentation accepted. You can refer to MFA website for the latest travel advisories, as well as the immigration authority or embassy of the destination country/ region. You should also take note of MOH’s latest travel advisory.

For test-free entry into Singapore, proof of vaccination is required. Otherwise, you will need to take a pre-departure test. Please refer to ICA's website for more information. 
 How can I obtain proof of vaccination and/or proof of recovery for overseas travel?
 A: 
If you have received COVID-19 vaccinations in Singapore, you may obtain a Vaccination HealthCert certificate from Notαrise

If you had previously tested positive for COVID-19 on a professionally administered or supervised test at a healthcare provider or test centre in Singapore, you may obtain a Recovery HealthCert from Notαrise.

The HealthCert format is digitally authenticated to provide assurance that the certificate has not been tampered with and can be trusted. They come with QR codes that can be easily shared to facilitate inspection and verification by overseas authorities.

For Singpass users
You can generate your HealthCerts by logging in to Notαrise using your Singpass account. Upon successful application, the HealthCert will be sent to your email inbox and Singpass app in approximately 15 minutes.
 
Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass Holders aged 15 and above are eligible for a Singpass account. You may register for one here if you have not yet done so. You will be able to generate your HealthCerts one day after creating your Singpass account.

Note: If you are a Long Term Pass Holder whose pass expired on or after 17 Feb 2022, you may still generate your HealthCerts using your Singpass account for 3 months after pass expiry.

If you are not eligible for Singpass or your Singpass account has expired
You may obtain your HealthCerts from Notαrise using your passport number.
 
If your vaccination or infection records were tagged to your FIN number which you no longer have, please submit a request to associate your records to your passport number. Processing time is about 2 – 4 weeks.

If you are unable to get your Vaccination HealthCert issued on the Notαrise portal, and urgently require your vaccination record for travel, you may wish to check with your destination country if your vaccination card/slip can be used as proof of vaccination. If you have misplaced your vaccination card/slip, you may approach the Medical Service Provider at your Vaccination Centre for assistance. For further assistance, please contact the MOH COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 6995 9199.
 I am unable to generate my HealthCerts on the Notαrise portal and urgently need my vaccination/recovery certificate for travel. What should I do?
 A: You should check with your destination country/region if other forms of proof are accepted. (e.g. the vaccination card issued by the Vaccination Centre, or a copy of your positive test result slip)

If you have misplaced your vaccination card, you may seek assistance from the medical service provider at the Vaccination Centre where you received your vaccinations.

If you have misplaced your test result slip, you may seek assistance from the medical service provider where you had done the test.

For further assistance, please contact the MOH COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 6995 9199.
 I will be returning to Singapore from overseas and wish to fulfil Singapore’s Pre-Departure Testing (PDT) requirements. How do I go about this?
 A: Singapore accepts (a) Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests, (b) professionally administered Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) by licensed medical providers, or (c) remotely supervised self-swab (RSSS) ART by approved Singapore providers taken within two days before departure to Singapore with a negative result as valid PDT.

Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass Holders who wish to tap on the RSSS ART service can contact any of the RSSS-approved service providers as listed here – this is regardless of the country that you are travelling from.

Do note that the RSSS ART should only be used for the fulfilment of PDT requirement for travel to Singapore. ART kits that are approved for distribution or use in Singapore (as listed here) or the relevant country or region can be used.

All travellers are responsible for complying with the regulations and other local requirements of the countries they are departing from.

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