As part of Singapore’s efforts to reopen our borders safely, fully vaccinated Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents departing for Singapore from the United States may return via the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) to enjoy quarantine-free measures upon arrival in Singapore, with effect from 18 October 2021 2359hrs (Singapore time). Fully vaccinated travellers who are short-term visitors (including business and official travellers) or holders of Long-Term Passes (i.e. Long-Term Visit Pass, Student’s Pass, Work Pass or Dependant’s Pass) travelling from the United States must apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) if they intend to enter Singapore on the VTL. Unvaccinated children aged 12 and below will be eligible to enter Singapore on the VTL and are not required to apply for a VTP provided that they comply with all other VTL conditions and be accompanied by a fully vaccinated VTL traveller. Please refer to safetravel.ica.gov.sg for more details.
Besides quicker access to services via login shortcuts and providing convenience to local users with the Digital IC feature, users who are new to SingPass Mobile can now scan their face to set up their app. Overseas-based SingPass users no longer have to enter OTPs or wait for a PIN mailer! Check out the step-by-step instructions on setting up your SingPass Mobile using Face Verification! Learn more at: go.gov.sg/setup-spm-fv.
In view of the evolving situation, we would like to encourage you to keep abreast of the latest developments in the U.S. by referring to the advisories on CDC’s website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV) as well as advice from local and state governments depending on your location. The Singapore Embassy is monitoring the situation closely. We are guided by advice from the U.S. authorities, and are ready to provide consular assistance when required. Embassy staff can be contacted 24 hrs a day at 202-537-3100. On the situation in Singapore, please visit: www.moh.gov.sg/COVID19.
Singapore has been a reliable and steadfast strategic partner of the United States, with substantive cooperation across multiple fronts. This partnership is underpinned by mutually beneficial cooperation in the economic, defense, security and people-to-people spheres.
The US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme was launched on 15 March 2017. The scholarship programme was first announced during Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's Official Visit to the US in August 2016, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the US.