Singapore Reopens Borders from April 1 to All Fully Vaccinated Travellers

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Singapore is taking a major step forward to restore air connectivity to the world, to rebuild and reclaim Singapore’s position as a premier air hub. Singapore will reopen its borders to all fully vaccinated travellers from the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) General Travel Category countries/regions and will transition to a new Vaccinated Travel Framework from 1 April 2022.

Under the new Vaccinated Travel Framework, CAAS will allow all fully vaccinated travellers from any country or region to enter Singapore quarantine-free, as long as they have not visited any countries or regions on the MOH’s Restricted Category in the past seven days. There are currently no countries or regions on the Restricted Category.

The new framework will facilitate a safe and seamless travel experience for Singapore residents and visitors to Singapore and restore the well-regarded Changi Experience.

With the move to the Vaccinated Travel Framework, all existing VTLs and Unilateral Opening (UO) arrangements will be retired.

Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to take any COVID-19 tests in Singapore. However, they must take a pre-departure test (PDT) within two days before departing for Singapore and obtain a negative test result. This PDT can be a Polymerase Chain Reaction test, a professionally-administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART) or a self-administered ART that is remotely supervised by an ART provider in Singapore that provide such services. MOH will continue to monitor the local and global COVID-19 situations and consider removing the PDT requirement in the coming weeks.

Airlines no longer need to operate designated VTL flights into Singapore, and fully vaccinated travellers may now enter Singapore on any flight. Correspondingly, there will no longer be quotas applied on daily arrivals.

All vaccination certificates, regardless of place of issuance and whether digitally verifiable or not, will be accepted as proof of vaccination. Children aged 12 years and below are exempted from the vaccination requirement, in line with Singapore’s domestic measures.

Singapore Arrival Card

The existing SG Arrival Card (SGAC) will be streamlined and can be completed easily. There will be three sections on the SGAC:

i.         personal particulars;

ii.        vaccination status, including the submission of proof of vaccination for those who are vaccinated outside Singapore. Those vaccinated in Singapore do not need to upload their proof of vaccination;

iii.       health declaration.

Travellers are strongly encouraged to submit the SGAC before departure for Singapore to facilitate a smooth check-in and arrival process in Singapore, and minimising the manual document checks required. Travellers can present their SGAC acknowledgment email with any relevant supporting documentation as indicated therein, to airlines at check-in for their flight to Singapore. Travellers can submit the SGAC (https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard/) within three days before their arrival in Singapore.

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