Advisory on COVID-19 for Visitors

19 March 2021

Singapore’s borders are now reopening gradually to allow safe travel in limited numbers, with the necessary safeguards in place to ensure public health considerations are addressed.

General Advisory for Visitors

  1. Short-term visitors are not allowed into Singapore, except those coming in under the Green Lane arrangements, the Air Travel Pass or with special prior approval.

    Country/Region of Departure Short Term Visitors Sinapore/Malaysia Work Pass Holders
      Any Purpose of Travel (including Business & Official) Business & Official Travel Periodic Commuting between Malaysia and Singapore
    Australia Air Travel Pass Air Travel Pass
    Air Travel Pass Reciprocal Green Lane
    Air Travel Pass
    Germany Reciprocal Green Lane
    Indonesia Reciprocal Green Lane
    Japan Reciprocal Green Lane
    Mainland China Air Travel Pass Reciprocal Green Lane
    Air Travel Pass2
    Malaysia Reciprocal Green Lane Periodic Commuting Arrangement
    New Zealand Air Travel Pass Air Travel Pass
    Taiwan Air Travel Pass Air Travel Pass
    Republic of Korea Reciprocal Green Lane
    2 Applies only to travellers from Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang.
  2. Singapore is also in ongoing discussions with various countries and regions on developing bilateral arrangements for safe travel. We will continue to update our border measures, taking into account our understanding of the virus and developments in other countries and regions.

    In Progress:

    • Singapore and Hong Kong (Bilateral Air Travel Bubble)
    • Singapore and Australia (Bilateral Air Travel Bubble)
    • Singapore and Taiwan (Bilateral Air Travel Bubble)
  3. All approved travellers must abide by the requirements on COVID-19 prevention and control and prevailing public health regulations of the receiving country. More information on the various entry requirements for various countries can be found here.
  4. There is a new insurance coverage for inbound travellers to cover COVID-19 related costs in Singapore. Inbound foreign travellers entering Singapore via the various Safe Travel Lanes are required to bear the full cost of medical treatment, tests and isolation, should they be suspected of being infected with Covid-19, or require medical treatment for Covid-19 while in Singapore. Premiums for these inbound travel insurance plans start from S$5.35 (inclusive of GST) and can be purchased directly from the insurers through their respective insurers:

(Source: Immigration and Checkpoints Authority Singapore Website,

Please contact the Conference Secretariat at for information/assistance as the situation on COVID-19 is evolving.