The Singaporean government recently announced changes to entry and travel measures.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Jan. 24, all travelers entering Singapore, including Singaporean citizens and permanent residents, will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. All travelers must register and pre-pay for their arrival COVID-19 test before departing for Singapore on this website.
  • Current Stay-Home Notice requirements, including taking a COVID-19 PCR test at the end of the isolation period, will remain in place.
  • Under a change that took effect Jan. 18, Singaporean citizens and permanent residents returning from the United Kingdom or South Africa will be required to isolate for an additional seven days after completing their initial 14-day SHN at a SHN facility. These travelers must be tested for COVID-19 after the initial 14-day period and again following the additional seven days of isolation.

Additional Information: Those who are traveling to Singapore or considering it can find updates about travel and border measures on the SafeTravel website.

Analysis & Comments: The new entry and travel measures will add to the time it takes for affected travelers to enter Singapore. 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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