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. 

 

 

 

Information Highlights Source

HEALTH MATTERS

Dashboard: Official Update of COVID -19 Situation in Singapore  

MOH

Singapore's Covid Vaccination Programme Visit this webpage for information and registration. MOH
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.

MOH

Subscribe to the official gov.sg COVID-19 WhatsApp updates

 

 

TRAVEL MATTERS

Outbound travel from Singapore

Singapore does not impose any mandatory health requirements on travellers for departure to other countries. However, the following is advised:

  • Check the MFA website for the latest travel advisories to other countries/regions
  • Check with the immigration authority or embassy of the destination country/region on the relevant health requirements imposed on travellers from Singapore, such as Pre-Departure Tests to be taken

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:

Country/Region NOTE
Mainland China (Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang) -
Brunei Darussalam For these RGL countries/regions, please check with your overseas sponsors if you are still eligible for RGL travel.

Click below for press releases regarding RGL suspension for:

  1. Brunei Darussalam
  2. Indonesia
  3. Japan
  4. Germany, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea
Germany
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
Republic of Korea

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.

ICA
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.

Returning Singapore Citizen/PR Singapore Long Term Pass Holder1 Family Members of Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents
Returning Singapore Citizen/PR
  1. Work Pass Holder Lane
  2. Student's Pass Holder Lane
Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident Familial Ties Lane

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:

Country/Region of Departure Short Term Visitors Singapore or Malaysia Work Pass Holders
Any Purpose of Travel (Including Business & Official Travel) Business & Official Travel Periodic Commuting Between Malaysia and Singapore
All countries/regions except Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka   Connect@SG

(Temporarily suspended till 13 June 2021, 2359hrs)
 
Australia Air Travel Pass

Air Travel Pass for Victoria State, Australia suspended.
Click here for more details.
Air Travel Pass

Air Travel Pass for Victoria State, Australia suspended.
Click here for more details.
 
Brunei Darussalam Air Travel Pass
  1. Reciprocal Green Lane
  2. Air Travel Pass
 
Germany   Reciprocal Green Lane

(Temporarily suspended)
 
Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble launch deferred. Click here for more details.    
Indonesia   Reciprocal Green Lane

(Temporarily suspended)
 
Japan   Reciprocal Green Lane

(Temporarily suspended)
 
Mainland China Air Travel Pass

Air Travel Pass for Mainland China (Guangdong province) suspended.
Click here for more details.

Air Travel Pass for Mainland China (Guangdong province) suspended.
Click here for more details.

  1. Reciprocal Green Lane2
  2. Air Travel Pass
 
Malaysia   Reciprocal Green Lane

(Temporarily suspended)
Periodic Commuting Arrangement
New Zealand Air Travel Pass Air Travel Pass  
Taiwan Air Travel Pass suspended. Click here for more details. Air Travel Pass suspended. Click here for more details.  
Republic of Korea   Reciprocal Green Lane

(Temporarily suspended)
 
Vietnam Air Travel Pass suspended. Click here for more details. Air Travel Pass suspended. Click here for more details.  

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:

  • Death certificate or any other documents as proof of death of the immediate family member (for death cases) or Doctor’s letter to support critically ill cases (for critically ill cases);
  • Official documents to prove familial connection;
  • Passport biodata page of all travellers;
  • Any other supporting documents.

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.

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SINGAPORE'S PHASED RECOVERY & SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES

Workplace Measures

New updates for Safe Management Measures are in place, with work from home being the default for companies. Click here for the full details

For the latest announcement from the Multi-Ministry taskforce visit our Covid Information Hub at https://covid.britcham.org.sg.

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Work-related events

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

STB