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10 Jul 2021

10th Jul 2021

      The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has been closely monitoring the global COVID-19 situation and regularly reviews Singapore’s border measures to manage the risk of importation from travellers and onward local transmission, taking into account the current situation in their source countries/ regions.

Tightening of Entry Approvals for Travellers and Transfers from Indonesia

2.    Given the worsening situation in Indonesia, we will tighten our border measures for travellers from Indonesia by reducing entry approvals for non-Singapore Citizens/ Permanent Residents with immediate effect. Entry approvals may be considered where additional safe management measures are taken.

3.    
With effect from 12 July 2021, 2359 hours, all travellers with travel history to Indonesia within the last 21 days will also not be allowed to transit through Singapore. 

Updates in Pre-Departure Testing Requirements

4.    Currently, all travellers entering Singapore with recent travel history to Indonesia within the last 21 days prior to departure for Singapore will need to present a valid negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken within 72 hours before departure for Singapore. With effect from 12 July 2021, 2359 hours, such travellers will instead be required to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure for Singapore.

5.    
Travellers who arrive in Singapore without a valid negative PCR test result may be denied entry into Singapore. Permanent Residents and long-term pass holders who fail to comply with the new requirements may have their permit or pass cancelled. All travellers will continue to be subjected to:

        a.  
14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities;
        b.  
On-arrival PCR test[1] and PCR test on Day 14 of arrival; and
        c.  On-arrival Antigen Rapid Test (ART)[2] and self-administered ART test on Day 3, 7 and 11 of arrival.  

Regular Review of Border Measures

6.    As the global situation evolves, we will continue to adjust our border measures to manage the risk of importation and transmission to the community. Any changes to border measures will be updated on the 
SafeTravel website. Travellers are advised to visit the website to check for the most updated border measures before entering Singapore and be prepared to be subjected to the prevailing border measures upon entry.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
10 JULY 2021


[1] To expedite the COVID-19 PCR test at the checkpoints, travellers are strongly encouraged to register and pre-pay for their on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test prior to departing for Singapore at https://safetravel.changiairport.com/ (for Changi Airport) and https://t.2c2p.com/express/parkwayshenton (for Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal).

[2] This requirement has been in effect from 6 July 2021, 0001hrs. Additional details on testing requirements are available at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/health/covid19-tests/pcrtest.