Easing of travel restrictions for travellers entering Singapore from the UK from 23 April 2021
Effective from 22 April 2021, 2359 hours:
- Long-Term Pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to the UK and South Africa within the last 14 days will now be allowed entry into Singapore after obtaining the relevant entry approvals.
- Arriving travellers will continue to serve a 14-day Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities, with an additional 7-day SHN at their place of residence.
- Travellers with recent travel history to the UK and South Africa will now be allowed to transit through Singapore on airlines approved to operate such transfers.
Singapore had earlier restricted entry and transit for all Long-Term Pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to the UK and South Africa. This arose from concerns of a more contagious variant of the COVID-19 virus circulating in these countries/regions. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents in these countries/regions in the last 14 days before their entry have also been subjected to an additional 7-day SHN period at their residence, following their 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.
Existing border control and domestic measures have been able to contain the risks of community spread from imported cases with such variants, which is now present in many countries beyond the UK and South Africa. The Ministry of Health will continue to evaluate the various strains of the COVID-19 virus as these emerge and review border measures accordingly.