Travel Information for Singapore and Australia

18 Aug 2022

For travel from Australia to Singapore 

For travel from Singapore to Australia 

Important Note

The Singapore High Commission in Canberra endeavours to provide up-to-date and accurate information on this webpage. However, border measures can change and be implemented at a short-notice. Travellers are strongly advise to check the relevant websites closer to their travel date(s) to ensure that they fulfil all entry requirements before departure.


Vaccinated Travel Framework: Fully-vaccinated travellers or aged 12 and below regardless of vaccination status 

Singapore has reopened its borders to all fully vaccinated travellers and removed all existing vaccinated travel lanes (VTL) and unilateral opening arrangements from 31 March 2022, 2359 hrs (SG time). The border measures for fully vaccinated travellers or travellers aged 12 and below (regardless of vaccination status) arriving via air or sea checkpoints from countries/regions in the General Travel Category / Australia are as follows: 

Traveller Fully Vaccinated with WHO EUL COVID-19 Vaccines


Aged 12 and below (i.e. born in or after 2010) regardless of vaccination status

Accepted COVID-19 Vaccinations

Must meet either of the following conditions at least 2 weeks before arrival in Singapore:

  1. Received the full regimen of WHO EUL Vaccines in the list of accepted vaccinated here and meet the minimum dose interval period; or
  2. Contracted COVID-19 before being vaccinated, and received at least one dose of any WHO EUL Vaccines at least 28 days after their first diagnosis of a COVID-19 infection. Travellers must produce acceptable proof of their first positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Vaccination Documentation

If vaccinated in Singapore, vaccination documents can be as follows:

  1. TraceTogether or HealthHub;
  2. Obtaining a vaccination acceptance letter using the Vaccination Check Portal;
  3. MOH hardcopy vaccination certificate

If vaccinated overseas, vaccination documents can be as follows:

  1. Recognised Digitally Verifiable Vaccination Certificate; or
  2. A Vaccination Certificate that is in English with name (as per travel document), at least one other personal identifier, country of vaccination, name of vaccine(s) administered and vaccination dates.
Entry Approval for Singapore Citizen. Permanent Resident (PR) and Long-Term Pass Holder (LTPH; arriving by Land)

No approval is required. 

Singapore citizen, PR and LTPH are exempted from submitting the SG Arrival Card. 

Entry Approval for Visitors/tourists without a Singapore Long-Term Pass

Visitors must ensure that their passport is valid for at least 6 months.

Visa-required countries will need to apply for an Entry Visa. For more information on application of Singapore visa, please refer to Visa Information.

Defer your travels if you have experienced the onset of any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 7 days before departure.

Complete the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) up to 3 days before arrival in Singapore. The SGAC is a simple and free arrival declaration of your travel and health details.

Upon completion of the SGAC, visitor will receive an email acknowledgement which you can present for smoother pre-boarding and immigration checks.

Pre-departure testing

Not required.

On-arrival Testing  Not required. 
Stay-Home Notice (SHN) Not required. 
Resource Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority 



Vaccinated Travel Framework: Non-vaccinated travellers who are aged 13 and above or certified medically ineligible for COVID-19 vaccinations

Travellers who are aged 13 and above (i.e. born before 2010) and not fully vaccinated with WHO Emergency Use Listing Vaccines;


Certified medically ineligible for COVID-19 vaccinations

Entry Approval: Singapore Citizen, Permanent Resident (PR) and Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPH)


Not required - including for In-Principle Long-Term Pass Approval holders aged 13 to 17 (i.e. born between 2005 and 2010 inclusive) arriving before 1 Jul 2022

Entry Approvals: Foreign visitors

The following types of non-fully vaccinated travellers may apply for entry approval via the respective channels listed on the ICA website here:

  • Family Members of a Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident, including adopted child holding a Dependant’s Pass In-Principle Approval;
  • Student's Pass (STP), STP In-Principle Approval holders and their eligible immediate family members;
  • Holders of Permanent Resident In-Principle Approval (IPA) or ICA Long-Term Visit Pass IPA;
  • MOE or MOM Long-Term Pass Holders who are medically ineligible for vaccines;
  • Short-term visitors entering for exception reasons e.g. tend to critically ill family or death of family member

Travellers should ensure that their passport is valid for at least 6 months.

Visa-required countries will need to apply for an Entry Visa. For more information on application of Singapore visa, please refer to Visa Information.

Not Allowed to enter Singapore

The following types of travellers are generally not allowed to enter Singapore:

  • Non-fully vaccinated Long-Term Pass Holders aged 18 and above (i.e. born before 2005)
  • Non-fully vaccinated Long-Term Pass Holders aged 13 and above (i.e. born before 2010) arriving from 1 Jul 2022
  • Non-fully vaccinated Short-Term Visitors aged 13 and above (i.e. born before 2010)

Additional Travel-Related Documents

Short-term visitors are responsible for all costs associated with COVID-19 treatment and recovery throughout their stay in Singapore. They are strongly encouraged to buy travel insurance with minimum coverage of S$30,000 for any COVID-19 related medical charges. Insurance can be purchased with a Singapore or overseas-based insurer.

Travellers arriving from countries/regions in Africa and Latin America with Yellow Fever risk must produce a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate.

Pre-departure Declaration: SG Arrival Card

Complete the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) up to 3 days before arrival.

The SGAC is a simple and free arrival declaration of your travel and health details. 

Upon the completion of your SGAC, you will receive an email acknowledgement which you can present for smoother pre-boarding and immigration checks.

Pre-departure Testing

Travellers who tested positive for COVID-19 between 14 to 90 days before date of departure for Singapore are not required to take a pre-departure test (PDT). They can refer to this website to check if the PDT can be waived, and the documentation required to prove their first infection or recovery.

Otherwise, all travellers above 2 years old must take any of the following COVID-19 tests within 2 days before departure:

  1. COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test (PCR test) at an internationally accredited or recognised lab/clinic/medical facility – travellers should seek advice from the country’s/region’s Ministry of Health equivalent for the approved COVID-19 PCR test providers; OR
  2. Antigen Rapid Test (ART/RAT) that is:
    1. Administered by a trained professional; or
    2. [Singapore Citizens, PRs and Long-Term Pass Holders (including In-Principle Approval holders) only]Self-administered ART remotely supervised by an approved ART provider in Singapore.

    Travellers must produce a non-handwritten PDT report in English with the following details:

  3. Traveller’s name, and Date of Birth or Passport number (per the passport used to travel to Singapore); and
  4. Reflects the date and result of the COVID-19 test.

Stay-Home Notice (SHN)

Traveller will be required to serve a 7-day Stay Home Notice (SHN) immediately upon arrival. You may only end your SHN upon completion of the 7-day SHN period, or upon receipt of a negative PCR test result, whichever is later.

You can visit the Stay Home Notice page for more details such as acceptable SHN accommodations, test arrangements, and other guides. Your Stay Home Notice sent to your e-mail will also provide instructions and requirements for you to follow.


Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority 

Transiting through Singapore

1. Qualifying as a transit traveller

Transit travellers refer to those who depart for a third country via Singapore without clearing arrival immigration. Singapore does not require COVID-19 tests, travel visas or entry approvals for transit travellers. However, travellers who transit in Changi must have their flights booked on the same itinerary, in order to ensure that their checked-in luggage can be tagged-through from the origin airport to their final destination. Travelling with flights operated by different airlines on the same journey is allowed, if the flights are made under the same booking. Travellers interested in connecting through Changi Airport should consult their airline on the options available.

Travellers who intend to clear arrival immigration to enter Singapore, or booked separate flights under different itineraries, which requires them to enter Singapore to collect baggage and check-in again for the connecting flight, are not considered transit travellers. They are responsible for ensuring that they fulfill all requirements for entry into Singapore, and should refer to the “Travelling to Singapore” page for more information on entry requirements.

For more information about Singapore Changi Airport’s transit area, including shopping and dining options within the departure transit area, please check the Changi Airport website.

2. Transit travellers must fulfil destination country requirements

Please note that the authorities of the destination country may impose requirements on travellers transiting in Singapore, which travellers also have to comply with. As an illustration, if travellers intend to depart from Country X, transit in Singapore, and fly to destination Country Y, they are strongly advised to check the requirements of Country Y, such as:

  1. Acceptance of transit travellers: Whether the authorities of destination Country Y accept travellers transiting through Singapore, including whether they impose requirements on using certain flights for transit.
  2. Entry requirements: Whether the authorities of destination Country Y impose conditions of entry such as visas, entry approvals, vaccinations or other documentation. The airline will check upon boarding if you have the relevant documentation on hand.
  3. Pre-departure testing (PDT) requirements: If Country Y requires travellers to take a COVID-19 test for entry into Country Y. Such COVID-19 tests are not available in the transit area of Changi Airport and travellers should take their PDT in Country X, if Country Y requires them to do so.

Uploading of Overseas COVID-19 Vaccination Records to Singapore's National Immunisation Registry (NIR) 

Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass Holders who have been partially/fully vaccinated overseas can update your vaccination records to Singapore's National Immunisation Registry (NIR) when they next return to Singapore. Currently, COVID-19 vaccines authorised by the Health Sciences Authority under the Pandemic Special Access Route (such as Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech) or listed on the World Health Organisation's Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) [such as AstraZenca and Sinovac vaccines] will be accepted. 

Updating of your vaccination record in Singapore can be done in 3 simple steps: 

  1. Visit any of the participating clinics in Singapore. Details on the providers can be found here ; 
  2. Show them your overseas vaccination documentation - document must be in English;
  3. Go through a serology test 

Your certificate will be reflected in your HealthHub App a few days later. 

For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Health's website here. 



From 6 July 2022, all travellers to Australia will no longer need to:

  • Provide evidence of vaccination status
  • Complete the Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration
  • Provide evidence of their vaccination status
  • Apply for travel exemption to travel if they are unvaccinated

Masks are still required while in flights.

Entry & Visa Requirements

Travellers are required to hold a valid Australian visa. Short-term tourism or business visitors should apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) through the mobile app, AustralianETA (available on Apple and Android). ETA applications through the Australian Department of Home Affairs’ (DHA) website are currently not available. Please refer to DHA’s website for the full list of visa options.

Customs & Biosecurity

Australia has strict customs and biosecurity laws. Hefty penalties may apply. Please refer to the Australian Border Force’s website for information on prohibited goods before travelling.

If you are carrying food, plant material or animal products, you must mark ‘YES’ on your Incoming Passenger Card. If you are unsure, just declare it. You will not be penalised if you declare all your goods, even if they are not permitted in Australia.

If you fail to declare or make a misleading/false declaration, your item may be seized and you may be subject to penalties such as fines of up to A$2,664 or even imprisonment up to 10 years for criminal offences.

General Safety

  • Always take care of your personal safety and keep your family/friends informed of your whereabouts and activities.
  • Never leave your passports or valuables unattended e.g. in vehicles as vehicle break-ins can be common at tourist spots.
  • If you lose your passport, please refer to our website here for information on replacement passport/emergency travel document.

On-arrival measures for fully vaccinated travellers



Information site

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

There are no quarantine or testing requirements for international travellers. 

All travellers can travel on to the ACT where permitted by their port of entry. 

International travellers should monitor for COVID-19 symptoms following their arrival into the ACT.

New South Wales (NSW)

International travellers visiting NSW:

  • Are not required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival
  • Are not required to wear a face mask in airports but must wear a mask while on aircraft flying above NSW and in some other settings.

Northern Territory (NT)

There are no restrictions for people entering NT from overseas.


International arrivals are no longer required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival or quarantine on arrival.

South Australia (SA)

On arrival, all travellers (vaccinated or unvaccinated) must undertake a rapid antigen test or PCR test on arrival and quarantine until they have taken the test.


International arrivals who meet other Australian entry requirements are not subject to additional requirements to enter Tasmania.


All international travellers arriving in Victoria, regardless of vaccination status:

  • are strongly recommended to undertake a rapid antigen test (RAT) or PCR test within 24 hours of arriving in Australia. You are not required to self-quarantine whilst awaiting a result.
  • must undertake a PCR test or RAT if you develop COVID-19 symptoms within 7 days of arriving in Australia.
  • must comply with all COVID Safe settings in place, such as wearing masks when required.
  • may transit directly to another state or territory following arrival in Victoria.

Western Australia (WA)

While in WA, make sure you:

  • Wear a mask in the following settings:
    • Public and passenger transport, including taxis and rideshare vehicles, tour buses and school buses;
    • Hospitals and health care settings;
    • Aged care facilities, residential care facilities including disability service facilities and mental health residential facilities; and,
    • Correctional facilities
    • Aircraft
  • Are aware of any public health measure in WA and find out what you can and can’t do
  • Get tested if develop any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Register any positive COVID-19 test result with the Department of Health
  • Are familiar with information and advice for managing COVID-19, including any testing and isolation guidelines


Testing positive for COVID-19 in Australia 

Overseas Singaporeans must comply with the advice of the local health authorities if they test positive for COVID-19.

If you develop severe symptoms and require emergency medical assistance while in isolation, call Triple Zero (000) straightaway and inform the ambulance staff that you have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The states/territories' guidelines on testing positive for COVID-19 are as follows: 




Australian Capital Territory

If you test positive for COVID-19 by PCR, you will be contacted by ACT Health via phone or text.

If you test positive for COVID-19 with a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), you must report your positive test result so that ACT Health can get in touch with you. Reporting of positive RAT can be done via this- online form.

You will need to isolate for at least 7 days (day of test is day zero). No further COVID-19 tests will be required for your release from isolation. People who have been diagnosed with a PCR test or have registered a positive RAT result with ACT Health will receive a clearance from isolation certificate from ACT Health.

ACT Health:

Coronavirus Helpline – 02 6207 7244 (8am to 8pm daily)

New South Wales

If you test positive to a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), you will need to register your positive test on the Service NSW website so you can be linked to important health care support and advice.

You must self-isolate for 7 days from the day you were tested. You can only leave self-isolation after 7 days if you do not have a sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath. You will receive an SMS from NSW Health after 7 days but you do not have to wait for this SMS to leave self-isolation if it has been 7 days since you were tested.

NSW Health:

Coronavirus Helpline – 137 788 (24/7)

Northern Territory

If you test positive to a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), you will need to immediately declare your result using the Rapid Antigen Test declaration form. The NT Centre for Disease Control will contact you on the next steps for isolation and treatment.

You will need to assist NT Health staff with contact tracing, to identity people who you have been in close contact with and may need to get tested or undertake quarantine.

You will be required to self-isolate for at least 14 days. At the end of your 14-day isolation period, you will be notified that your requirement to isolate has ended. There is no requirement to have a COVID-19 test before exiting isolation.

NT Health:

Coronavirus Helpline – 1800 020 080


If you have tested positive on a PCR test, you will be informed by Queensland Health or a pathology lab via test message. If you have tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), you will need to report your positive RAT result to Queensland Health.

You need to immediately isolate yourself at your home, or other accommodation for 7 days from the date you had your test.

Queensland Health:

Coronavirus Helpline – 13 42 68

South Australia

You will be contacted by SA Health via SMS as soon as the team is notified about your result.

You will need to isolate yourself away from other people as much as you can, including other people in your household. You can leave isolation 10 days after you had your positive COVID-19 PCR test taken, unless otherwise advised by SA Health. There is no requirement for a clearance test before exiting your isolation.

South Australia Health:

Coronavirus Helpline – 1800 253 787 (9am to 5 pm daily)


You will be contacted if your result is positive.

The Department of Health will decide if you can isolate at home until you are well and no longer at risk of infecting others, or if you need to isolate somewhere with a lower risk and/or more medical support.

You will need to isolate for at least 10 days, possibly longer based on your symptoms. The Department of Health will inform you when you no longer need to isolate and provide a medical clearance note. It is important that you isolate until you receive this advice.

Tasmanian Department of Health:

Coronavirus Helpline – 1800 671 738


You will be contacted by Victorian Department of Health if you test positive on a PCR test. If you tested positive using a Rapid Antigen Test, you must report your result online, or call 1800 675 398.

You must isolate for 7 days from the date of your PCR test. The Department will tell you what date this is. You will be automatically released after 7 days.

Victorian Department of Health:

Coronavirus Helpline – 1800 675 398 (24/7)

Western Australia

A WA Public Health Unit staff member will discuss your positive result with you.

You must remain in isolation until you are cleared by the Department of Health. A formal letter of clearance from COVID-19 will be given if you are cleared.

People who are not eligible for Medicare (such as overseas visitors) and who present to WA Health facilities for assessment in relation to COVID-19 infection will not be charged out of pocket expenses.

Western Australia Department of Health:

Coronavirus Helpline – 1800 595 206 (8am to 6pm, Mon – Fri)

Uploading of Overseas COVID-19 Vaccination Records to Australian Immunisation Registry (AIR) 

Long-term visitors who received their COVID-19 vaccinations overseas can have it uploaded on the Australian Immunisation Registry (AIR), if both of the conditions below apply. It will then appear on your COVID-19 digital certificate, International COVID-19 vaccination certificate and immunisation history statement.

  • The vaccine is approved for use in Australia - The following vaccines are currently approved in Australia: 
  1. Pfizer COMIRNATY
  2. VACZEVRIA (previously known as AstraZenca)
  3. COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen
  4. Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 
  • You received it on or after the date it was approved. 

You will need to provide documentation (in English) that shows the vaccination that you have received. 

The Services Australia website provides information on having a recognised vaccination provider (this includes doctors such as GPs or a community health centre) to enter your immunisation in the AIR. You will first need to have a MyGov account and an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) (you would already have an IHI if you are enrolled in Medicare). You can then approach your GP or a local community health centre to assist you to upload your records to AIR. Most GPs would upload the vaccination records for their existing patients free-of-charge. If you do not have a regular GP, you may be charged with an admin or consultation fee by the clinic to upload the vaccine record for you. 



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