Travellers entering Singapore required to serve Stay-Home Notice (SHN) and undergo a COVID-19 test
Since 21 March 2020, all incoming travellers (inclusive of Singapore citizens, permanent residents, long-term pass holders or foreign visitors allowed entry) have been required to serve SHN.
Besides the SHN, a testing regime will apply to all travellers entering Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours. It is an additional precautionary measure to detect the virus. However, as the tests could pose difficulties for young children aged 12 and below, they are not required to undergo the COVID-19 test before the end of their SHN unless the test results of their close contacts are found to be positive. Please refer to this press release for more information.
With the testing regime in place, the existing requirement for all incoming travellers to stay at SHN Dedicated Facilities (SDF) has been updated. All travellers who had remained in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Macao SAR, mainland China, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam in the last consecutive 14 days prior to their arrival and entry into Singapore, will no longer need to serve their SHN at SDF. All other travellers entering Singapore will continue to serve their SHN at SDF, for now. Those who are not Singapore citizens or permanent residents will be required to pay for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities, where applicable.
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For those with extenuating circumstances, such as medical conditions or mobility issues that make it difficult for them to stay in SDF, they should provide the details in this form at go.gov.sg/shnhotelneeds. They can also contact the SHN Helpline at 6812 5555 for further assistance.
All residents in mainland China who need to make short-term essential business or official travel between Singapore and the six fast lane regions in mainland China (Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang) are eligible to apply for a SafePass Travel Pass to enter Singapore.
Successful applicants who hold a valid SafeTravel Pass will be exempted from the SHN, but should still comply with other health measures, including the requirement to take a pre-departure and a post-arrival COVID-19 test. For more information on the SafeTravel Pass, see section on “For travellers seeking entry into Singapore under Green/Fast Lane arrangements” below.
Advisory on Safe Management Measures for workers on employer-provided transportation
Updated as of 26 June 2020
- On 19 May 2020, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced a phased approach to resuming activities safely as we exit the circuit breaker period, including safe management practices on public transport where commuters will be required to wear a mask, refrain from talking to one another or on their mobile phones, and maintain good personal hygiene.
- To ensure safe management on employer-provided transportation as well, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Land Transport Authority (LTA) have updated this Advisory, which takes effect on 2 June 2020.
- Employers, transport providers and drivers must ensure Safe Management Measures are implemented when ferrying workers on all employer-provided transportation (e.g. private buses, vans and lorries):
- All workers wear a mask at all times while seated in the motor vehicle.
- Workers should not talk or interact at all times while on the motor vehicle.
- When using a lorry or van, the clear floor space of the deck available for each seated passenger shall not be less than 0.496 square metres. This means a 25% reduction of the Maximum Passenger Capacity (MPC) allowable for each lorry or van. For example, if the MPC label states 36 pax, the vehicle will be allowed to carry up to 27 pax.
- Employers must also arrange private transportation for workers staying in dormitories1 to commute to and from their workplaces, and with no other passengers. For further questions, please refer to the FAQs.
- These measures are necessary to prevent cross-infections between migrant workers living in dormitories and the community, in both directions. If necessary, employers should make provisions for additional trips or vehicles.
- Employers, transport providers and drivers are expected to comply with the above from 2 June 2020 until notified otherwise by the authorities.