Singapore will lift its border restrictions for all visitors from mainland China and Australia’s Victoria state, including all travelers who are not Singapore citizens, permanent residents or long-term pass holders.

Key Points:

  • The border restrictions will be lifted from midnight on Nov. 6.
  • From noon on Oct. 30, visitors travelling from mainland China and Victoria state can apply for an Air Travel Pass (ATP) for entry into Singapore on or after Nov. 6. Applicants must have remained in either mainland China or Australia in the last 14 consecutive days prior to their entry and must travel to Singapore on direct flights without transit. More details on the conditions of the Air Travel Pass, application requirements, and process can be found here.
  • Travelers will then undergo a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival at the airport. They will not need to serve a stay-home notice if their test result is negative.
  • From midnight on Nov. 6, Singapore citizens, permanent residents, and long-term pass holders returning from mainland China and Victoria state will also undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. They will also be allowed to go about their activities in Singapore without a need to serve stay-home notice, if their test results are negative.

Analysis & Comments: The lifting of the border restrictions will allow travelers from mainland China and Australia’s Victoria state to enter Singapore, provided they meet entry testing requirements. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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