Update on COVID-19 measures in Singapore

17 Mar 2020

Health Clearance Requirements for Prevention of Importation of COVID-19 Cases to Singapore

From 16 March 2020, 2359 hours, all short-term visitors who are nationals of any ASEAN country1 must submit requisite information on their health condition for clearance before their intended date of travel.

All applicants must ensure that their applications have been approved by Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) before their travel to Singapore. Approved applications will be verified by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the Singapore checkpoints. Short-term visitors who arrive in Singapore without the necessary approval, or proof of the place where they will serve the 14-day Stay-Home Notice, or do not meet prevailing entry requirements,  will be denied entry into Singapore.

All nationals of ASEAN countries are advised to obtain the approved health clearance from the Singapore Ministry of Health before making their travel bookings.

Those intending to visit Singapore are to submit the required information at www.healthclearance.gov.sg


Important Information for Applicants:

  • The processing time for all applications is between 14 – 21 days.
  • The outcome of the application will be sent to the email address provided.
  • Please ensure you have a copy of the approval for verification at the Singapore checkpoints.
  • Only one application per traveller will be processed at any one time.
  • Please submit a new application if there are changes to any of the items in the Health Clearance Form that has been submitted / approved. The most current application will be treated as a new application and only the most current application will be processed.
  • Approvals are valid for 14 days from date of approval.


Important Information on Arrival in Singapore:

  • All travellers entering Singapore who have travelled to the following countries within the last 14 days will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN)2:
    • ASEAN countries, Japan, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom
    • (List as of: 16 March 2020)

  • Travellers who will be put on SHN must provide proof of the place where they will serve the 14-day SHN, for example a hotel booking covering the entire period, or a place of residence that they or their family members own.



1 ASEAN countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.

2 The SHN will not apply to travellers transiting in Singapore without leaving the transit area.

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