Updated on 25 Aug 2022

Updates relating to COVID-19 in Singapore and the UK




Definition of Fully Vaccinated


To be considered fully vaccinated, travellers must have taken at least one dose of Janssen/J&J, or at least 2 doses of AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Moderna/Spikevax, Covishield, Novavax, Pfizer/BioNTech/COMIRNATY, Sinovac or Sinopharm. Mixtures and boosters of these WHO EUL vaccines, and recovery from COVID-19 with vaccination, are also acceptable. For full definition of acceptable vaccinations and dose intervals for entry to Singapore, refer to this page.



[Updated] Travelling to Singapore from the UK

Travellers are strongly advised to visit the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s (ICA) website to check the latest border measures before entering Singapore, and be prepared to adhere to the prevailing measures upon entry. All travellers entering Singapore via air or sea must also submit their electronic health declaration before they enter Singapore, using the SG Arrival Card e-Service. Travellers are strongly encouraged to do so before departing for Singapore to facilitate a smooth arrival process in Singapore; a submission can be made up to 3 days before arrival in Singapore.

Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF)

  • Non-fully Vaccinated Travellers
  • Non-fully Vaccinated Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPHs) and Short Term Visitors (STVs) aged 13 and above
  • Travellers tested positive for COVID-19 overseas

Non-fully Vaccinated Travellers

All non-fully vaccinated travellers entering Singapore from 28 August 2022, 2359 hours will no longer be required to undergo a 7-day SHN upon arrival, nor be subject to an exit-SHN Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. However, they will continue to be required to test negative on a Pre-Departure Test within 2 days before departing for Singapore. Non-fully vaccinated Short-Term Visitors (STVs) will also continue to be required to purchase COVID-19 travel insurance to cover the duration of their stay in Singapore.



Border Measures for Travellers Entering Singapore

from 28 August 2022, 2359 hours

General Travel Category

Vaccinated Travellers

Non-fully Vaccinated


Countries/ Regions

All countries/regions

Border Health Measures*


Pre-Departure PCR Test, professionally administered ART, or self-administered ARTs supervised by licensed Singapore providers (including remotely supervised ARTs^), conducted within 2 daysbefore departure for Singapore

* There may be administrative, health and vaccination requirements that are in addition or differ from the measures above. Refer to the ICA website for details.

^ Refer to https://go.gov.sg/remote-art-overseas-sg for a list of approved remotely supervised ART Pre-Departure Test providers, and the travellers that this service applies to.

#For example, if a traveller is scheduled to depart for Singapore on 3 November 2022 2359 hours, the earliest he can take his Pre-Departure Test is on 1 November 2022 0001 hours.



Non-fully Vaccinated Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPHs) and Short Term Visitors (STVs) aged 13 and above


Currently, non-fully vaccinated Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPHs) and STVs aged 13 and above are required to apply for entry approval to enter Singapore. We will also lift this requirement from 28 August 2022, 2359 hours. As LTPHs are expected to stay in Singapore for a longer period of time, they will continue to be required to fulfil vaccination requirements after their arrival in Singapore, to maintain the high vaccination rates in our population and keep all of us safe.


Travellers tested positive for COVID-19 overseas

Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 overseas are advised to follow the recovery protocols of the host country. For travel to Singapore, those who have tested positive for COVID-19 should defer their travel plans and not board commercial flights or ferries, as they may infect fellow passengers and crew while infectious. They should only resume their travel when they test negative, and at least 72 hours from the time they first test positive.[1]

[1]Or on Day 7 for vaccinated persons (and children below 12 years old) if they continue to test positive. Non-fully vaccinated persons aged 12 years and above should only resume travel on Day 14 if they continue to test positive.


Transiting through Singapore


If you are transiting through Singapore to another destination without clearing immigration, refer to the "Transiting through Singapore" page instead.

Travelling to the UK from Singapore

There are separate guidance for travelling to WalesScotland and Northern Ireland.


There are no travel restrictions and requirement to travel to England. Travellers do not need to complete the UK Passenger Locator Form, do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before they travel or after they arrive and do not need to quarantine.


For detailed information on travelling to England, please visit here.


Updates of Vaccination Records in Singapore for SCs, PRs and LTPHs Vaccinated Overseas

From 14 July 2021, individuals who have received COVID-19 vaccination overseas with COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the Health Sciences Authority under the Pandemic Special Access Route (PSAR) or listed on the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) can have their vaccination records updated in the National Immunization Registry when they return to Singapore.


To do so, they should have documentation proof of their overseas vaccination and a positive serology test result in Singapore. The serology test can be done at selected private healthcare providers.


For detailed information, please see MOH press release at https://moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/updates-on-vaccination-records.


Vaccination Requirements for Work Pass Holders

To sustain the high vaccination rates in our population, support safe reopening of our society and economy, and minimise business disruptions, COVID-19 vaccination will continue to be a condition for the approval of all new applications for long-term passes and work passes. For renewal applications, vaccination will also continue to be required for the renewal of existing work passes for Work Permit Holders and S Pass Holders (a) from the Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process sectors or (b) residing in dormitories, given that their worksites and dormitories are settings at higher risk of disease spread.[1] The revised vaccination requirements for work pass renewals will take effect from1 October 2022. Please refer to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) website for more details.


[1] Other work pass renewals will no longer be subject to a vaccination requirement from 1 October 2022.

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