Announcements

  • 05 Aug 2022

    Updated List of Authorised Visa Agents as of 5 August 2022

  • 16 Jul 2022

    Updated List of Authorised Visa Agents as of 16 July 2022

  • 18 May 2022

    Updated List of Authorised Visa Agents as of 18 May 2022

  • 10 May 2022

    Updated List of Authorised Visa Agents as of 10 May 2022

  • 27 Apr 2022

    Updates on Border Measures for Travellers Entering Singapore from India

    With effect from 26 April 2022, 0001 hours (Singapore time), all fully vaccinated travellers and non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below arriving in Singapore via air or sea checkpoints will no longer be required to take a pre-departure test (PDT) before departing for Singapore. 2 Entry requirements for non-fully vaccinated travellers remain unchanged. All non-fully vaccinated Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 2 and above (born before 2020) are required to take a PDT (i.e. RT-PCR test/professionally administered ART test) within 2 days before departure for Singapore, undergo a 7-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN), and take a take a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test at the end of their SHN period. The PDT is a pre-requisite before non-fully vaccinated passengers are allowed to board their flights to Singapore. They will also be required to present their valid COVID-19 negative RT-PCR/professionally administered ART test result upon arrival in Singapore. Recovered non-fully vaccinated travellers who are certified positive for COVID-19 between 14 to 90 days (inclusive) before departure for Singapore may qualify for exemption from COVID-19 tests. You may use the self-check tool at https://go.gov.sg/recovered-traveller-checker to determine if the PDT can be waived. Remote Supervised ART Services 3 In addition, with effect from 31 March 2022, 2359 hours (Singapore time), Singapore Citizens (SCs), Permanent Residents (PRs), and other Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPHs, including In-Principle Approval Holders) arriving from India may use the remote supervised ART services by approved licensed providers in Singapore if they face difficulties obtaining valid PDT within 2 days before returning to Singapore. Travellers who wish to use the remotely supervised ART PDT services should book their slots early with these providers via their respective websites and bring along the approved ART kits from Singapore for their remotely supervised ART. Please refer to https://go.gov.sg/remote-art-overseas-sg for a list of approved remotely supervised ART PDT providers, and the travellers and countries/regions that this service applies to. For information on COVID-19 self-test kits authorised for use in Singapore, please visit the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) website at www.hsa.gov.sg/consumer-safety/articles/covid19_selftests 4 Please refer to the Singapore Ministry of Health press release dated 22 April 2022 (https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/further-easing-of-community-and-border-measures) and the SafeTravel website (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg) for more details. 5 Should you have any queries, please call the SafeTravel Enquiries Helpline at +65 6812 5555 or submit your query to (www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg/contact-us) for assistance.

  • 25 Mar 2022

    Updates on Border Measures for Travellers Entering Singapore from India

    With effect from 31 March 2022, 2359 hours (Singapore time), the border measures for travellers arriving in Singapore from India (which is classified under the General Travel Category) will be as follows: a) All fully vaccinated travellers and non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below are permitted to enter Singapore. They will not need to apply for entry approvals or take designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) transport. They will continue to be subjected to a pre-departure test (PDT) within 2 days before departure for Singapore, but will no longer be required to serve a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or undergo an unsupervised Antigen Rapid Test (ART) after arriving in Singapore. The PDT is a pre-requisite before passengers are allowed to board their flights to Singapore. They will also be required to present their valid COVID-19 negative PCR/ART test result upon arrival in Singapore. Fully vaccinated recovered travellers who are certified positive for COVID-19 between 7 to 90 days (inclusive) before departure for Singapore may qualify for exemption from COVID-19 tests. You may use the self-check tool at https://go.gov.sg/recovered-traveller-checker to determine if you qualify as a Vaccinated-Recovered traveller. Please refer to the travel checklist for fully vaccinated and recovered travellers at safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vaccinated-recovered b) Non-fully vaccinated Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPHs) and Short-Term Visitors (STVs) aged 13 and above are generally not allowed to enter Singapore, with the following exceptions (i) LTPHs medically ineligible for vaccines; (ii) LTPHs aged 13 to 17, subject to the appropriate measures and (iii) LTPHs and STVs with other valid entry approval (e.g. for compassionate reasons). They are required to take a PDT within 2 days before departure for Singapore, undergo a 7-day SHN, and take a PCR test at the end of their SHN period. Remote Supervised ART Services 2 In addition, with effect from 31 March 2022, 2359 hours (Singapore time), Singapore Citizens (SCs), Permanent Residents (PRs), Work Pass Holders and other LTPHs arriving from India may use the remote supervised ART services by approved licensed providers in Singapore if they face difficulties obtaining valid PDT within 2 days before returning to Singapore. Going forward, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests, professionally administered ARTs and ARTs supervised by approved licensed providers in Singapore (including remotely supervised ARTs) taken within 2 days before departure for Singapore will be accepted as valid PDTs. Travellers who wish to use the remotely supervised ART PDT services should book their slots early with these providers via their respective websites and bring along the approved ART kits from Singapore for their remotely supervised ART. Please refer to https://go.gov.sg/remote-art-overseas-sg for a list of approved remotely supervised ART PDT providers, and the travellers and countries/regions that this service applies to. For information on COVID-19 self-test kits authorised for use in Singapore, please visit the Health Sciences Authority (HAS) website at www.hsa.gov.sg/consumer-safety/articles/covid19_selftests 3 Please refer to the Singapore Ministry of Health press release dated 24 March 2022 (https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/easing-of-community-smms-and-border-measures) and the SafeTravel website (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg) for more details. 4 Should you have any queries, please call the SafeTravel Enquiries Helpline at +65 6812 5555 or submit your query to (www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg/contact-us) for assistance.

  • 16 Mar 2022

    Updated List of Authorised Visa Agents as of 16 March 2022

  • 14 Mar 2022

    Updates on Border Measures for Travellers Entering Singapore from India

    With effect from 14 March 2022, 2359 hours (Singapore time), Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) travellers entering Singapore from India will be required to do an unsupervised self-swab (USS) Antigen Rapid Test (ART) within 24 hours of entry. This will replace the previous requirement for a supervised self-swab (SSS) ART. Travellers are required to report their USS ART test result via sync.gov.sg before proceeding with their activities in Singapore. 2 In addition, all travellers from India will still need to undergo COVID-19 pre-departure test. Travellers are to present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result or a professionally administered (i.e., performed by trained medical professionals) negative ART result taken within 48 hours before their departure to Singapore. It is a pre-requisite before passengers are allowed to board their flights to Singapore. They will also be required to present their valid COVID-19 negative PCR/ART test result upon arrival in Singapore. Fully vaccinated recovered travellers who are certified positive for COVID-19 between 7 to 90 days (inclusive) before departure for Singapore may qualify for exemption from COVID-19 tests. You may use the self-check tool at https://go.gov.sg/recovered-traveller-checker to determine if you qualify as a Vaccinated-Recovered traveller. Please refer to the travel checklist for fully vaccinated and recovered travellers at safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vaccinated-recovered 3 Please refer to the Singapore Ministry of Health press release dated 11 March 2022 (https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/resuming-our-transition-to-resilience) and the SafeTravel website (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg) for more details. 4 Should you have any queries, please call the SafeTravel Enquiries Helpline at +65 6812 5555 or submit your query to (www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg/contact-us) for assistance.

  • 17 Feb 2022

    Updates on Border Measures for Travellers from India to Singapore

    With effect from 21 February 2022, 2359 hours (Singapore time), border measures for travellers entering Singapore from India will be simplified as follows: a. Travel history requirement will be reduced from 14 days to 7 days; b. Stay-Home Notice (SHN) duration will be standardised to 7 days across for travellers on non-VTL (Vaccinated Travel Lane) flights; c. Enhanced testing regime for travellers arriving on VTLs will be ceased (i.e. lifting of requirement to self-administer Antigen Rapid Test [ART] and test negative before leaving accommodation from the 2nd to 7th day of arrival in Singapore); d. VTL travellers will no longer need to perform an on-arrival PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test. Instead, they will have up to 24 hours from their entry into Singapore to take a supervised self-swab (SSS) ART at one of the testing centres located across Singapore 2 Nonetheless, all VTL and non-VTL travellers from India will still need to undergo COVID-19 pre-departure test and present a negative PCR test result or a professionally administered (i.e., performed by trained medical professionals) negative ART result taken within 48 hours before their departure to Singapore. For fully vaccinated-recovered travellers, you are not required to undergo COVID-19 pre-departure test but are required to possess one of the following medical proof/documents, which must be in English or translated into English, showing positive COVID-19 infection detected 7 days to 90 days before date of departure for Singapore: EITHER A. (i) COVID-19 PCR test administered at an internationally accredited or recognised lab/clinic/medical facility OR (ii) ART result administered by a trained medical professional (self-swabs are disallowed) OR B. Medical discharge memo issued by the relevant state authority or licensed medical professional showing (i) Name (per travel document used to enter Singapore); (ii) ID number (per travel document used to enter Singapore), or Date of Birth; AND (iii) Date of infection which must fall within 7 days to 90 days (inclusive) before the date of departure for Singapore The above is a pre-requisite before passengers are allowed to board their flights to Singapore. Upon arrival in Singapore, passengers will also be required to present their valid COVID-19 negative PCR/ART test result or (only for vaccinated-recovered travellers) medical proof/documents of COVID-19 infection detected 7 days to 90 days before date of departure for Singapore. 3 Please refer to the Singapore Ministry of Health press release dated 16 February 2022 (https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/resetting-our-measures-to-live-with-the-omicron-variant_16Feb2022) and the SafeTravel website (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg) for more details. 4 Should you have any queries, please call the SafeTravel Enquiries Helpline at +65 6812 5555 or submit your query to (www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg/contact-us) for assistance. Best regards, Singapore Consulate-General in Chennai

  • 13 Jan 2022

    Updated List of Authorised Visa Agents as of 13 January 2022

  • 03 Jan 2022

    Updates on Border Measures for Incoming Travellers from India to Singapore

    With effect from 7 January 2022, 2359 hours (Singapore time), all non-Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) travellers entering Singapore from India will no longer be required to undergo a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test on-arrival. This includes non-VTL Singaporean and PR travellers. Travellers will, however, still be required to undergo a PCR test at the end of their Stay-Home Notice (SHN), and have to test negative before they are allowed to exit SHN. 2 In addition, all travellers from India will still need to undergo COVID-19 pre-departure test. Travellers are to present a negative PCR test result or a professionally administered (i.e., performed by trained medical professionals) negative ART result taken within 48 hours before their departure to Singapore. It is a pre-requisite before passengers are allowed to board their flights to Singapore. They will also be required to present their valid COVID-19 negative PCR/ART test result upon arrival in Singapore. 3 Please refer to the Singapore Ministry of Health press release dated 31 December 2021 (https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/updates-on-border-measures-for-travellers_31_Dec_2021) and the SafeTravel website (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg) for more details. 4 Should you have any queries, please call the SafeTravel Enquiries Helpline at +65 6812 5555 or submit your query to (www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg/contact-us) for assistance.

  • 06 Dec 2021

    Updates on Border Measures for Incoming Travellers from India to Singapore

    Currently, all Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) travellers entering Singapore by air are to take an On-Arrival Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, followed by supervised Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) at a Quick Test Centre (QTC) or Combined Test Centre (CTC) on Days 3 and 7. 2 With effect from 6 December 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), this testing regime will be augmented and all travellers on VTL will be put on a daily testing regime over 7 days using ART. This is in addition to the Pre-Departure and On-Arrival Tests. The tests are all self-administered and travellers will be required to submit the results of their self-administered ART online using a link which will be sent to them via their declared contact details after arrival in Singapore. On Days 3 and 7, the test will have to be done under supervision at a CTC or QTC. VTL travellers will be provided with a link via their contact details submitted in the Singapore Arrival Card and electronic Health Declaration Card (SGAC/eHDC) to book their supervised tests on Days 3 and 7. Booking will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Day 3 is the median incubation period and Day 7 is the exit from this testing protocol. During this 7-day period, except for days when travellers go out for their supervised tests, these travellers must test negative on their self-administered ART before going out for activities on that day. 3 All travellers from India will still need to undergo COVID-19 pre-departure test. Travellers are to present a negative PCR test result or a professionally administered (i.e., performed by trained medical professionals) negative ART result taken within 48 hours before their departure to Singapore. It is a pre-requisite before passengers are allowed to board their flights to Singapore. They will also be required to present their valid COVID-19 negative PCR/ART test result upon arrival in Singapore. 4 Please refer to www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg for the list of countries in the various categories, prevailing guidelines and the border measures applicable prior and upon arrival in Singapore. 5 Should you have any queries, please call the SafeTravel Enquiries Helpline at +65 6812 5555 or submit your query to (www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg/contact-us) for assistance. Best regards, Singapore Consulate-General in Chennai

  • 01 Dec 2021

    Precautionary Moves Adopted by Singapore in view of the Omicron Variant

    To step up detection and containment of the Omicron variant, Singapore will enhance testing protocols for travellers arriving in Singapore after 2 December 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time). All travellers entering Singapore from India must undergo a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test on-arrival. 2 In addition, air travellers on the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL-Air) will also have to undergo additional supervised self-administered Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) at a Quick Test Centre on Days 3 and 7 of their arrival. These measure will minimise importation and allow prompt detection and isolation of Omicron cases. 3 All travellers from India will still need to undergo COVID-19 pre-departure test. Travellers are to present a negative PCR test result or a professionally administered (i.e. performed by trained medical professionals) negative Antigen Rapid Test (ART) result taken within 48 hours before their departure to Singapore. It is a pre-requisite before passengers are allowed to board their flights to Singapore. They will also be required to present their valid COVID-19 negative PCR/ART test result upon arrival in Singapore. 4 Please refer to www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg for the list of countries in the various categories, prevailing guidelines and the border measures applicable prior and upon arrival in Singapore. 5 Should you have any queries, please call the SafeTravel Enquiries Helpline at +65 6812 5555 or submit your query to (www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg/contact-us) for assistance.

  • 23 Nov 2021

    Vaccinated Travel Lane for India

    From 29 November 2021, there will be six designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights daily from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai to Singapore. The airlines will announce the schedule for the VTL flights when ready. 2 Fully vaccinated Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and unvaccinated children aged 12 and below do not need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) to enter Singapore under the VTL. 3 Short-term visitors and long-term pass holders will need to apply for a VTP to enter Singapore under the VTL at https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/STO1/VTL . Applications for the VTP for travel from India to Singapore have opened as of 22 November 2021. Applicants must meet the requirements of the VTL (stated below) to be granted a VTP. 4 VTP applications are currently open for intended dates of entry from 29 November 2021 to 21 January 2022 (7 to 60 calendar days ahead). Those who intend to enter Singapore after 1 December 2021 are strongly encouraged to apply after 24 November 2021. 5 To facilitate the application procedure, VTP applicants should have the following information on hand: (i) passport; (ii) digital proof of vaccination and (iii) address in Singapore for self-isolation pending the results of their on-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. 6 Short-term visitors who require a visa for travel to Singapore must separately obtain a visa. They are advised to do so after receiving their VTP approval. They must also purchase travel insurance, with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for COVID-19-related medical treatment and hospitalisation costs, prior to travel to Singapore. In Singapore, these visitors must also use the TraceTogether app to facilitate contact tracing. Please visit the TraceTogether website at www.tracetogether.gov.sg for more information on downloading the app. VTL Requirements 7 Under the VTL, fully vaccinated travellers from VTL countries may enter Singapore without quarantine and just need to undergo COVID-19 testings. Children aged 12 years and below who are not vaccinated will be allowed to travel under the VTL into Singapore if they are accompanied by a VTL traveller who meets all VTL requirements. All travellers entering Singapore under the VTL must comply with the prevailing VTL requirements listed below. i. Travel History: VTL travellers must have remained in India in the last 14 consecutive days prior to departure to Singapore. If the traveller has been in Singapore within those last 14 days, his/her stay in Singapore can be counted towards fulfilling this 14-day travel history requirement. ii. Testing: All VTL travellers must take two COVID-19 tests – (a) a pre-departure test, which must be a PCR test or a professionally administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART), within two days before departing for Singapore and obtain a negative test result and (b) an on-arrival PCR test at Singapore Changi International Airport and remain self-isolated until their test result is confirmed to be negative. Children aged 2 years and below in the calendar year are not required to undergo these tests. (To illustrate, children born in or after 2019 entering Singapore under the VTL are not required to undergo the pre-departure or on-arrival COVID-19 PCR tests.) iii. Vaccination: All VTL travellers must have been fully vaccinated and present a digital proof of vaccination that is recognised by the Singapore authorities issued in India or Singapore. Children aged 12 years and below in the calendar year are not required to present a proof of vaccination to enter Singapore under the VTL if they are accompanied by a VTL traveller who meets all VTL requirements for entry into Singapore. An individual is considered to be fully vaccinated 14 days after he or she has received the full regimen of any World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing vaccines. More details can be found at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/health/vtsg For acceptable proof of vaccination for travel under the VTL, please refer to https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vtl/requirements-and-process iv. Designated VTL flights: Travellers who are travelling to Singapore under the VTL must travel into Singapore on designated VTL flights. They may transit via another VTL country to take a designated VTL flight into Singapore, subject to the prevailing transfer/transit requirements of that VTL country. 8 There will be no restrictions on the purpose of travel under the VTL arrangement and no requirement for a controlled itinerary or sponsor. 9 More details on the VTL can be found at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vtl/requirements-and-process Travellers may wish to visit https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vtl/travel-checklist for a detailed guide. Applicants who need assistance with the VTP applications can write to the Safe Travel Office through its enquiry form at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/contact-us or call the Safe Travel Enquiries helpline at +65-6812 5555 for assistance.

  • 16 Nov 2021

    Updates to Border Measure for Incoming Travellers from India to Singapore

    From 18 November 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), India will be reclassified from Category III to Category II of Singapore’s Travel Health Control Measures. All travellers entering Singapore from India may serve their 7-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at any of the following accommodation: a. Place of Residence (Travellers may serve SHN at their residence, with household members not sharing the same travel history, regardless of vaccination status. However, if travellers are residing with unvaccinated vulnerable household members, they are strongly encouraged to serve their SHN in isolation in a room and minimise contact with their vulnerable household members. If this is not feasible, travellers are advised to consider alternative accommodation.) b. Self-sourced hotel; or c. Serviced apartment All travellers are also required to undergo an end of SHN exit Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. 2 In addition, all travellers from India will still need to undergo COVID-19 pre-departure test. Travellers are to present a negative PCR test result or a professionally administered (i.e. performed by trained medical professionals) negative Antigen Rapid Test (ART) result taken within 48 hours before their departure to Singapore. It is a pre-requisite before passengers are allowed to board their flights to Singapore. They will also be required to present their valid COVID-19 negative PCR/ART test result upon arrival in Singapore. 3 Please refer to www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg for the list of countries in the various categories, prevailing guidelines and the border measures applicable prior and upon arrival in Singapore. 4 Should you have any queries, please call the SafeTravel Enquiries Helpline at +65 6812 5555 or submit your query to (www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg/contact-us) for assistance.

  • 09 Nov 2021

    Updates to Border Measure for Incoming Travellers from India to Singapore

    From 11 November 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), India will be reclassified from Category IV to Category III of Singapore’s Travel Health Control Measures. All travellers entering or transiting through Singapore from India may serve their 10-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at any of the following accommodation: a. Place of Residence (Travellers may serve SHN at their residence, with household members not sharing the same travel history, regardless of vaccination status. However, if travellers are residing with unvaccinated vulnerable household members, they are strongly encouraged to serve their SHN in isolation in a room and minimise contact with their vulnerable household members. If this is not feasible, travellers are advised to consider alternative accommodation.) b. Self-sourced hotel; or c. Serviced apartment All travellers are also required to undergo an end of SHN exit PCR test. 2 In addition, all travellers from India will still need to present a valid COVID-19 RT-PCR or professionally administered (i.e. performed by trained medical professionals) ART negative test taken within 48 hours before their departure to Singapore. It is a pre-requisite before passengers are allowed to board their flights to Singapore. They will also be required to present their valid COVID-19 negative RT-PCR/ART test result upon arrival in Singapore. 3 Please refer to www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg for the list of countries in the various categories, prevailing guidelines and the border measures applicable prior and upon arrival in Singapore. 4 Should you have any queries, please call the SafeTravel Enquiries Helpline at +65 6812 5555 or submit your query to (www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg/contact-us) for assistance.

  • 27 Oct 2021

    Updates to Border Measures for Incoming Travellers to Singapore

    From 26 October 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), all travellers entering or transiting through Singapore from India (i.e., currently classified under Category IV) will no longer need to undergo an on-arrival Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. However, all travellers from India will still need to present a valid COVID-19 PCR negative test taken within 48 hours before their departure to Singapore. It is a pre-requisite before passengers are allowed to board their flights to Singapore. They will also be required to present their valid COVID-19 negative PCR test result upon arrival in Singapore. Upon arrival, all travellers from India are also required to serve a 10-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities. They will also have to undergo an end of SHN exit PCR test. Please refer to www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg for the list of countries in the various categories, prevailing guidelines and the border measures applicable prior and upon arrival in Singapore. Should you have any queries, please call the SafeTravel Enquiries Helpline at +65 6812 5555 or submit your query to (www.safetravel.ica.gov.sg/contact-us) for assistance.

  • 06 Sep 2021

    Updates on Border Measures for Travellers to Singapore

    Updated pre-departure test requirement for inbound travelers to Singapore To reduce the risk of importation, all travellers (including Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) from Category III and IV countries/regions are required to produce a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours before departure to Singapore to enter or transit through Singapore. From 9 September 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), all inbound travellers entering or transiting through Singapore from Category II, III and IV countries/regions will need to produce a negative pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours before departure to Singapore. Travellers entering Singapore will still be subjected to the following: a. On-arrival PCR test ; b. Corresponding SHN and testing regime upon arrival in Singapore; and c. Tested at the end of their SHN. Please refer to the ICA Safe Travel website at safetravel.ica.gov.sg for the Category II, III and IV countries/regions.

  • 23 Jun 2021

    Updates on Border Measures for Travellers from Higher Risk Countries and Regions

    The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) has been closely monitoring the local and global COVID-19 situation, and will be reducing the duration of the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) based on updated evidence gathered over the past month. In summary, the following changes will be implemented to the SHN regime: a) From 23 June 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), all travellers with recent travel history in the past 21 days to higher risk countries/regions (#) immediately prior to arrival in Singapore, will only be required to complete 14 days of their SHN at dedicated SHN facilities. They will undergo COVID-19 PCR tests on arrival and on Day 14 of their arrival. They will be allowed to end their SHN as long as they have a negative result for their PCR test on Day 14 of their arrival. [#] As of 23 June 2021, this refers to all countries/regions except Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, and New Zealand. Please refer to the Safe Travel Office (safetravel.ica.gov.sg) Website for updates to the countries/regions identified. b) Travellers who had stayed in Taiwan and Israel in the 21 days immediately prior to arrival in Singapore were previously subjected to a 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities, and an additional 7-day SHN at their place of residence. From 23 June 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), travellers who had stayed in these countries/regions in the 21 days immediately prior to their arrival in Singapore will be allowed to apply to opt out of dedicated SHN facilities before arrival and serve their 14-day SHN at their place of residence, if they fulfil the following criteria: i) Travelled to no other country/region (^) other than the above-mentioned countries/regions (i.e. Taiwan and Israel), in the last consecutive 21 days immediately prior to entry into Singapore; and ii) Are occupying their place of residence (i.e. residential address) alone, or only with household members who are also persons serving SHN with the same travel history and duration of SHN. (^) Including the following countries/regions: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, and New Zealand. (correct as of 23 June 2021). c) Besides the on-arrival PCR test and PCR test on Day 14 of arrival, all travelers (*) serving the SHN in dedicated SHN facilities will also undergo ART self-administered tests on Days 3, 7 and 11 of their arrival. This new requirement will be implemented for new arrivals from 27 Jun 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time). Travellers serving their SHN in dedicated SHN facilities will collect their ART self-test kits from the facilities after arrival in Singapore. (*) Travellers (aged 3 and above) will be required to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure to Singapore, and be subjected to all tests required of travellers under the prevailing border measures. For more information, please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore. Travellers may also wish to refer to the ICA COVID-19 website (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg) and the Changi Airport COVID-19 Information Hub (https://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-guide/Covid-19.html) for updates on the latest border control measures.

  • 27 May 2021

    Updated Pre-Departure Testing Requirements for Entry into Singapore

    The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that with effect from 29 May 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) in India who are entering or transiting through Singapore are required to present a valid negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before their departure to Singapore. This is a pre-requisite before passengers will be allowed to board their flights to Singapore. All travellers will also be required to present their valid COVID-19 PCR test result upon arrival in Singapore. Travellers who arrive in Singapore without a valid negative test result may be denied entry into Singapore. PRs who fail to comply with the new requirement may have their re-entry permit cancelled. This measure is meant to mitigate the risk of imported cases and onward transmission within the local community in Singapore in view of the worsening global COVID-19 situation in recent weeks. For more information please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore. Travellers may also wish to refer to the ICA COVID-19 website (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg) and the Changi Airport COVID-19 Information Hub (https://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-guide/Covid-19.html) for updates on the latest border control measures.

  • 22 Apr 2021

    Further Updates to Border Measures for Travellers Entering Singapore from India

    Please note that with effect from 23 April 2021, 2359hrs (Singapore Time), all long-term visit pass holders and short-term visitors from India will not be allowed to enter or transit in Singapore. This will also apply to all those who had obtained prior approval for entry into Singapore. In addition, all travellers from India including SCs and SPRs are required to serve a 21-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities instead of the previously announced 14-day SHN and 7-day self-isolation at their place of residence. For more information, please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore. Travellers may also wish to refer to the ICA COVID-19 website (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg) and the Changi Airport COVID-19 Information Hub (https://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-guide/Covid-19.html) for updates on the latest border control measures.

  • 16 Dec 2020

    Pre-departure Tests (PDT) Required for Travellers from India

    Travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents and who have recent travel history to India within the last 14 days prior to entry will be required to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure. Travellers will need to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result as part of pre-boarding checks to enter Singapore. Travellers aged 6 and below arriving from India will not be required to present a valid negative Covid-19 test result as a condition of entry into Singapore. The test result memo must state the negative test result in English, the particulars of the traveler/s in accordance with the particulars in the passport (date of birth, nationality & passport number), and indicate the date that the test was taken. If the personal particulars used are not stated in the passport, the traveler should have the relevant identity document on hand for verification. Singapore only accepts test results from recognised labs in India that are internationally accredited or recognised by the Indian Government. Travellers without the necessary PCR test memo will be denied entry into Singapore. If travellers are found to have produced false or forged COVID-19 test certificates, it will affect their ability to obtain or sponsor immigration facilities in the future. This requirement will take effect for those arriving in Singapore from 17 September 2020 at 0000hrs, and will apply on top of the existing requirements of a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities and a negative COVID-19 test before the end of their SHN. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are exempt from the pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test requirement but are still required to serve a 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities and undergo COVID-19 tests (serology test and swab test where necessary) during their SHN. More details can be found on the Singapore Ministry of Health COVID-19 FAQs website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/faqs), specifically Section H for travellers from India. Please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore. Travellers may also wish to refer to the ICA COVID-19 website (https://www.ica.gov.sg/covid-19) and the Changi Airport COVID-19 Information Hub (https://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-guide/Covid-19.html) for updates on the latest border control measures.

  • 25 Sep 2020

    Travellers to bear costs of COVID-19 tests and stay at Dedicated SHN Facilities

  • 09 Sep 2020

    Travel Restrictions in India

    In view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, international airline operations between India and Singapore remain suspended, except for international repatriation flights under India’s Vande Bharat Mission. From 15 September 2020, international passengers arriving in the state of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal will be required to have a negative RT-PCR test report taken no more than 96 hours prior to arrival. Affected passengers may apply for a RT-PCR test on the SafeTravel website at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/pre-departure-test. Detailed guidelines on activities permitted during India’s phased re-opening can be found on https://www.mha.gov.in. You may also wish to refer to the official website of the Indian Bureau of Immigration at https://boi.gov.in/.

  • 21 Apr 2020

    PM Lee Hsien Loong on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore on 21 April 2020

  • 13 Mar 2020

    Update on COVID-19 in India

  • 15 Sep 2021

    List of Authorised Visa Agents (AVAs) in Chennai and Bengaluru

  • 15 Nov 2019

    Unauthorised use of the National Council of Social Service logo to solicit funds in India

    It has come to our attention that there is an instance of unauthorised use of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) logo to solicit funds in India. We would like to alert the public that NCSS does not have any presence in India nor does it solicit funds in India. Anyone who suspects that he is involved in a potential fraud should lodge a police report.

  • 13 Nov 2019

    Be Informed and Be Safe

    In view of the upcoming school holidays, Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws and customs restrictions, including immigration procedures and entry requirements. Please click above for more information.

  • 17 Sep 2019

    Applying for a visa to visit Singapore? Make sure you are in the right website.

    If you have a local contact (Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents aged 21 years and above) in Singapore to sponsor you for your visa, visit ICA’s website at www.ica.gov.sg for details on how to apply. If you do not have a local contact in Singapore, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website at www.mfa.gov.sg for more details on how to apply through Singapore’s overseas missions and their authorised visa agents. Beware of other websites that claim to process your visa applications. Do not fall prey to these scam websites.

  • 03 Jul 2019

    Consular Services

    Consular services, including notarial (e.g. notarisation of CPF withdrawal forms) and Singapore citizen/permanent resident-related services (e.g. passport application, re-entry permit renewal), are available from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm from Monday and Friday (excluding official public holidays) strictly on an appointment basis. Please make an appointment at least one working day in advance by sending an email to singcon_maa@mfa.sg For more information, please call us at +91 44 2815 8207.

  • 08 May 2019

    Have Queries on the Singapore Visa?

    Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on Visas by clicking the link above. Should you have any other queries on visas, you can call us at +91 44 2815 8207 or email us at singcon_maa@mfa.sg.

  • 19 Feb 2018

    Exemption for Singapore Citizens Contributing to India's EPF

    Singapore Citizens working in India were previously required to contribute to India’s Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF). Through negotiations with India’s Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, all Singapore Citizens are now exempt from this requirement. Please click the header above for more information.

  • 24 Nov 2017

    e-Visa Facility for Entry into India

    The Indian e-Visa is only valid for entry through 28 designated airports (i.e. Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi, and Vishakhapatnam) and 5 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai, and Chennai). However, the Indian e-Visa holder can exit from any authorised Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India. This Indian e-Visa is an addition to existing Visa services. Information on the Indian e-Visa can be found at the Indian Visa Online website by clicking the header above.

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