What to Expect When Entering Singapore Today: Our Guide

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Due to the pandemic, there are changes that you need to be aware of if you’re planning to go to Singapore. The authorities in Singapore have set and enforced entry rules and restrictions that may negatively impact your entry process if you fail to follow them. 

While the best way to know these rules is to contact the embassy, high commission, or consulate of the country or territory you’re traveling to, we are here to make your entry process easier and a little less stressful.

Here are the things you must expect and prepare for when entering the country, Singapore: 

1. Foreigners from Third-World Countries Have Entry Restrictions

Unfortunately, Singapore has set entry restrictions for foreigners from third-world countries. Meaning, they cannot enter Singapore without prior permission from authorities. Only Singapore citizens and permanent residents can enter freely, even without obtaining consent. To know if your country has an entry restriction, check out Singapore’s Safe Travel website for updates and more information. 

2. Fully Vaccinated Foreigners Can Enter Singapore

If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Singapore as long as you’re a long-term resident or are a holder of an employment pass, S Pass, work permit, foreign domestic permit, long-term visit pass or student pass. Take note that you still need to ensure that the Singapore government has approved your application to enter, even if you are fully vaccinated. Again, you can always check Singapore’s Safe Travel website for more details. 

3. Singapore Has Already Set Varying Entry Permissions

Know that Singapore has already set varying entry permissions depending on your vaccination status, country of origin and purpose of visit. You need to know these entry permissions on their Safe Travel website so that you can prepare the proper requirements and know what kind of permissions you need. So, before buying your ticket, make sure to skim their website to determine what you should prepare. 

4. Singapore Only Recognises Those Who Have Had Two Vaccine Doses

You cannot enter Singapore if you only have one vaccine dose. It should be two doses, or else you cannot travel on a Vaccinated Travel Lane flight. That’s why you should bring your proof of COVID-19 vaccination. 

If you have a child aged 12 to 15 years old who has received only one dose, Singapore will not recognise them as vaccinated, so they cannot travel on a Vaccinated Travel Lane flight as well. 

5. You Can Enter Singapore Without the Need to Quarantine

You can indeed enter Singapore without the need to quarantine through the Vaccinated Travel Lane. However, you need to follow specific guidelines and submit complete documents to qualify for this. Also, you must be fully vaccinated and have a valid proof of vaccination. To know more about the things you need to be eligible for Vaccinated Travel Lane, visit their Safe Travel website.

Conclusion

The COVID-19 pandemic has really changed the entry process in most countries. It may be an added hassle for you, but it’s for the sake of the safety and health of everyone. The process will become more manageable if you have proper knowledge about what to expect in the country you’re entering. So, hopefully, this guide can help you enter Singapore with ease and no worries. 

Travcour VLS can help you enter a country with ease. We are visa specialists in London, specialising in visa applications and legislation services. We can also give you travel information and assist you with your travel requirements. Get in touch with us today to learn how we can help you!

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