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Singapore further simplifies testing protocols for VTL travellers

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Thu, 01/27/2022 - 09:47

Travellers don't need to submit their ART results but must test negative before going out.

Self-administered ART for VTL travellers
All VTL travellers entering or transiting through Singapore via both air and land checkpoints will only be required to do unsupervised self-administered ARTs (Antigen Rapid Test) from Day 2 to Day 7 of their arrival, if they need to leave their place of residence or accommodation. Travellers don't need to submit their ART results but must test negative before going out. Those who are potentially at risk should visit a doctor for medical advice after testing positive even if they feel well.


Facilitating travel for recently-recovered travellers
Fully vaccinated individuals who recently recovered from COVID-19 (i.e. within 90 days of their last infection) have a high level of immunity through their recent COVID-19 infection and vaccination, and the likelihood of reinfection is low. As such, from 23 January 2022, arriving in Singapore will be exempted from all testing and SHN requirements if they are able to provide documentary proof. For non-fully vaccinated travellers who recently recovered, they will be exempted from pre-departure testing requirements if they can provide the necessary documents, but will still be subjected to all other prevailing border measures.

Border measures updates for non-VTL travellers
Travellers are advised to visit the SafeTravel website to check the latest border measures for their associated country or region and be prepared to be subjected to the prevailing border measures upon entry into Singapore. 

Summary of Country/Region Classification for Recent 14-day Travel History* (for entry into Singapore from 23 January 2022, 2359 hours)


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