Starting April: Singapore Simplifies Entry For Vaccinated Travellers and Eliminates Tests After Arrival

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After a year and a half of isolation, many Europeans have been allowed to enter Singapore again since September 2021. This opening as part of the Vaccinated Travel Lane was initially very cautious and involved several PCR tests.

After a temporary stricter course due to the Omicron variant, the requirements were recently lowered again. Since February, an antigen test before departure and another after arrival in Singapore were sufficient.

Now there is good news again: From April 1, the covid test after arrival will be completely eliminated. Travellers can therefore move freely in the country immediately after arrival. A prerequisite for this is still a full vaccination scheme.

Entry Requirements From April 1, 2022

The Singaporean Immigration & Checkpoints Authority website has already been updated with all the details. Unfortunately, it is not formulated particularly clearly. Therefore, a brief overview of the requirements for entry from April 1:

  • Completed online immigration form, no earlier than 72 hours before departure
  • Proof of full vaccination (for everyone aged 12 and over). According to the ICA website, one of the following is sufficient:
    • 2 doses Moderna
    • 2 doses Pfizer/Biontech
    • 2 doses Astrazeneca
    • 1 dose Johnson&Johnson/Janssen
    • Recovery + min. 1 dose
    • Cross-vaccination of at least 2 doses
    • Proof that vaccination is not possible for medical reasons
  • Covid test before departure (every person > 2 years)
    • max. 2 days before departure date
    • PCR test or rapid antigen test (not self-administered)
    • for each person aged 12 and over
  • Download the TraceTogether app
  • no test upon arrival in Singapore
  • no visa for citizens of the EU, the UK, USA, Switzerland, and many other countries worldwide

Masks are still compulsory indoors, but they no longer have to be worn outdoors from March 29.

Source: Executive Traveller

Cover Picture: Ditmar Lange

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