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Entering Singapore - Covid19 Travel Restrictions

18 Sep 2020 - Posted By Sindo Ferry

TRAVEL ADVISORIES AND RESTRICTIONS - BORDER CONTROL MEASURES

Singapore Government has imposed entry restrictions and border closures.  If you intend to travel to Singapore soon, please continue reading and find out the entry requirements. 

NOTE: These are guidelines only. Sindo Ferry recommends you to visit ICA website for more updated information. Entry requirements are subject to change without prior notice.

 

Before Entering Singapore

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1. Singapore Residents (Singapore Residents & Permanent Residents)

All residents are welcomed to return to Singapore. However, you are required to submit a health declaration form via the SG Arrival Card E-service within 3 days prior to your arrival. Please click here to access the E-Card.

Residents returning from Indonesia will be issued a Stay Home Notice (SHN) upon granted entry to SIngapore.

Before the end of your SHN, a COVID-19 test will be scheduled. You will receive notification via SMS, through the SDF or via a call. The appointment details will be informed to you at least one day prior to the test. Results will be made known to you before the end of your SHN.

For more information regarding SHN, please click here.

 

2. Long Term Pass/ In-Principle Approval Holders

All Long Term Pass and In-Principle Approval (IPA) holders must obtain a permission from relevant agencies before travelling to Singapore.

Please click here to check for the relevant agency for your pass type.

An approval letter of entry will be issued to you in the case where permission is granted. Please bring it with you and show if to the ferry counter staff and ICA officer at the checkpoint upon arriving in Singapore.

You are required to submit a health declaration form via the SG Arrival Card E-service within 3 days prior to your arrival. Please click here to access the E-Card. All LTP/IPA Holders returning from Indonesia will be issued a Stay Home Notice (SHN) upon granted entry to SIngapore. For more information regarding SHN, please click here.

Travellers who enter Singapore with a valid SafeTravel Pass will be exempted from the SHN requirement and subjected to COVID-19 swab test post arrival in Singapore.

 

 3. Short-Term Visitors

You will not be granted entry to SIngapore unless you are a valid SafeTravel Pass Holder or visitors with approval letter of entry from the relevant agency in Singapore

For more information regarding SafeTravel, please visit their website here.

If you are a spouse or child(ren) or Singapore residents ( Singaporeans and PR ) who need to visit Singapore due to extenuating circumstances, you may click here to submit an entry application to Singapore.

You are required to submit a health declaration form via the SG Arrival Card E-service within 3 days prior to your arrival. Please click here to access the E-Card. All short-term visitors from Indonesia will be issued a Stay Home Notice (SHN) upon granted entry to SIngapore. For more information regarding SHN, please click here.

For more information, you may want to visit their website.

 

Entering Singapore

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 If you meet all the entry requirements and are ready to enter Singapore, please make sure you continue reading and know what to when arriving in Singapore.

What to Expect at Singapore’s Immigration Counters

Upon arrival, you will be issued a SHN (where applicable) during immigration clearance. 

Please prepare and present the following documents as well, to ensure a smoother clearance:

  • Travel documents such as passport that is valid for at least 6 months

  • Approval Letter of Entry from relevant authority (if applicable)

  • SG Arrival Card acknowledgement email

  • SafeTravel Pass/ Periodic Commuting Arrangement Pass (if applicable)

  • Long Term pass (IPA) Letter (if applicable)

  • Valid Singapore visa (if applicable)

For more information regarding SHN, please click here.

 

We understand some of you would like know which SHN dedicated facilities will be assigned to you.  However, due to constant change in demand for the facilities, advance information is not available.  The exact location of the SHN dedicated facilities will only be available to you by the ICA officer at the Immigration checkpoints.  Please follow their instructions.  

Effective 10 Aug 2020, 2359hrs, all incoming travellers who are not required to serve SHN at SHN dedicated facilities will be issued with an electronic monitoring device.  It is mandatory to wear the device all the time throughout the SHN period. Young travellers (below 12 yo) are exempted from wearing the device.  Please click here for ICA press release.

 

Our ferry operations has been temporarily relocated from Harbourfront Centre to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.  We depart everyday to Batam Centre Ferry Terminal.  You can still get tickets from Singapore to Batam or Batam to Singapore from our website at www.sindoferry.com.sg.

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