Latest Updates & Guidance for COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)
Summarising the latest advice, support and guidance from official sources on COVID-19 for your business, your employees and you.
When communicating guidance and updates internally to employees, the Chamber recommends considerate use of language and terminology and the need for sensitivity across all cultures.
|Dashboard: Official Update of COVID -19 Situation in Singapore||
|Singapore's Covid Vaccination Programme||Visit this webpage for information and registration.|
|Singapore COVID-19 Symptom Checker||Suggests preferred care options based on age, recent travel history, people you may have been exposed to, and the symptoms you are having. This website does not collect personally identifiable data.||
|Subscribe to the official gov.sg COVID-19 WhatsApp updates||
|Outbound travel from Singapore||
Singapore does not impose any mandatory health requirements on travellers for departure to other countries. However, the following is advised:
Travellers Departing to Countries/Regions that Require COVID-19 Pre-Departure Test (PDT) or Health Certificates
Some countries/regions require a Pre-Departure Test (PDT) before travellers depart from Singapore, and may require presentation of health certificates on arrival. For more details on arranging for a PDT, please click here. For FAQs on PDT and health certificates (including PDT and vaccination certs), please click here.
Travel Using Reciprocal Green Lane for Business/Official Travel
Singapore has arranged for Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGLs) with the following countries/regions for short term business and official travel:
These RGLs have specific departure requirements and application processes and more details can be found here.
Deferment of Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble Flights Launch
Given the evolving COVID-19 situation in Singapore, the Singapore and Hong Kong Governments have agreed to defer the launch of the Singapore – Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB) flights. This is to safeguard public health in both cities as well as travellers’ health. For more information, please refer to the deferment notice here.
|Inbound travel to Singapore||
Below is the current ongoing advice from the ICA. For the latest announcement regarding travel and entry of work pass holders visit our Covid Information Hub at https://covid.britcham.org.sg.
General Entry from All Countries/Regions
For travellers arriving from all countries/regions, the following traveller types and Safe Travel Lanes are applicable for general entry into Singapore.
1 Long Term Visit Pass holders should apply for entry either as a dependent of a Work Pass Holder under the Work Pass Holder General Lane, Parent/Guardian of a Student's Pass Holder under the Student's Pass Holder Lane, or for entry under the Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident Familial Ties Lane.
Additional Safe Travel Lanes for Short Term Visits to Singapore
Singapore has arranged additional Safe Travel Lanes with the following countries/regions to facilitate shorter term entry into Singapore:
2Applies only to travellers from Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang
Death and Critical Illness Emergency Visit (short term)
Foreign travellers from all countries/regions may appeal to visit a family member in Singapore for emergency reasons such as death or critical illness. Only a maximum of two visitors per case is allowed.
In such a case, write in via the enquiry form here under the category “Appeal for entry into Singapore under Compassionate Reasons”. Please write in with relevant supporting documents such as:
Approved travellers will be required to abide by the stipulated health measures for entry including Stay Home Notice and COVID-19 tests. Officers will facilitate arrangements for the travellers to make short and safe visits to the medical facility and/or funeral, subject to the prevailing health policies governing such visits.
SINGAPORE'S PHASED RECOVERY & SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES
For the latest announcement from the Multi-Ministry taskforce visit our Covid Information Hub at https://covid.britcham.org.sg.
Work-related events (including those which primarily involve employees or stakeholders, such as conferences/seminars, corporate retreats, staff training sessions, Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings but not including social interactions) and staff social gatherings are currently suspended. Click here for the full details.
|Running MICE Events||
The SG SafeEvent Standard is a mark of assurance that your event meets the requirements for safety, compliance and wellbeing in a COVID world. These standards will help event practitioners implement STB’s prevailing Safe Management Measures for MICE Events.
To hold a MICE event, an event organiser must submit an application and event proposal for STB’s assessment. If STB is satisfied with the proposal, MTI will give the organisers approval to carry out the event. Each MICE event and its related marketing efforts may be carried out only after receiving approval from STB and MTI. Organisers must submit their application and event proposal at least 1 month prior to each MICE event. STB and MTI will take up to 14 business days to assess each application. STB will start accepting applications from 1 October 2020. To submit a proposal for a MICE event click here.