October 17-21 2022 | Singapore

ISMAR 2022 TRAVEL ADVISORY

Updated as at 29 August 2022

Travelling to Singapore

We hope you will be able to join us in this exciting conference physically in Singapore! With the lifting of COVID19 restrictions, entry process into Singapore is now streamlined. This new travel framework replaces previous SafeTravel Lanes such as the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), and applies to all travellers entering Singapore.

Please note that safe travel guidelines are subjected to change, according to the COVID19 situation. Do check for updates regularly during the whole process of making travel arrangements.

Vaccinated Travellers

Travellers born on or before 31 Dec 2009 may enter Singapore as per normal without testing or quarantine, only if they have taken the minimum WHO-EUL vaccine dosage listed below at least two weeks before arrival in Singapore, and can show proof of vaccination:

  • One dose of CanSinoBIO/Convidecia or Janssen/J&J vaccine; OR
  • Two doses of AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Moderna/Spikevax, or Covishield vaccine administered at least 24 days apart; OR
  • Two doses of Novavax/Covovax/Nuvaxovid, Pfizer/BioNTech/COMIRNATY, or Sinopharm vaccine, administered at least 17 days apart; OR
  • Two doses of Sinovac vaccine, administered 13 days apart; OR
  • Mixture of any two doses of vaccines listed in points 1-4, administered at least 17 days apart; OR
  • Any of the vaccination combinations listed in points 1-5 and subsequently recovered from COVID-19; OR
  • At least one dose of any WHO EUL approved vaccines listed in points 1-4, taken at least 28 days after a COVID-19 positive diagnosis.

Travellers will need to show vaccination proof in English or translated to English. The documentation should contain personal identification details (e.g. name, date of birth, identification number) that match against the traveller’s passport. The following types of vaccination proof are accepted:

  • Digital vaccination apps clearly indicating vaccination doses taken; or
  • Hardcopy certificates clearly indicating vaccination doses taken; or
  • Acceptance letter from the Vaccination Check Portal if you hold a digital vaccination certificate issued by countries/regions in this document

Non-Vaccinated Travellers (Not Fully Vaccinated with COVID-19 WHO EUL Vaccines)

The following steps are required:

Entry Approval

All travellers entering Singapore from 29 Aug 2022 no longer need entry approvals.

For Short-Term Visitors and Long-Term Pass holders entering before 29 Aug 2022, entry is generally disallowed unless an Entry Approval is obtained for compelling reasons.

Pre-Departure Test (PDT)

Within two days before departure, take any of the following COVID-19 tests:

  • COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test; OR
  • Antigen Rapid Test (ART) administered by a trained professional, or self-administered ART that is remotely supervised by an approved ART provider in Singapore [for Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass Holders (including In-Principle Approval holders) only]

The Pre-Departure Test (PDT) report showing a negative test result must be in English (or accompanied by a notarised English Translation), clearly stating the traveller’s name, date of test, and the traveller’s date of birth or passport number per the passport used to travel to Singapore.

Stay-Home Notice (SHN)

Travellers arriving from 29 Aug 2022 onwards no longer need to serve a 7-day Stay Home Notice (SHN).

Travellers entering Singapore before 29 Aug 2022, will have SHN end upon completion of the 7-day SHN period, or upon receipt of a negative PCR test result, whichever is later. All SHN-related instructions and requirements can be found in the SHN sent to your e-mail.

COVID-19 Travel Insurance

Short-term visitors must ensure they have travel insurance covering COVID-19, with at least $30,000 of medical coverage. Please refer to the COVID-19 insurance and medical treatment page for details.

General Entry Requirements (applicable to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers)

To enter Singapore, travellers must meet the following immigration requirements:

  • Passport Validity: have minimum 6-month passport validity if you are not a Singapore passport holder
  • Visa: short term travellers holding a passport or travel document from a visa-required country/region must apply for a Visa. Visa-required travellers can use the Visa-Free Transit Facility for stay of less than 96 hours in Singapore, if eligible.
  • SG Arrival Card (SGAC): all travellers must fill in the SGAC declaration up to 3 days before arrival
  • Security and Immigration Processes on Arrival: ensure that you do not bring prohibited items into Singapore. Short-Term travellers should have sufficient cash and proof of onward travel (tickets, visas), and ensure that you do not stay beyond your visit pass validity.

COVID19 Measures in Singapore

Mask Wearing

Optional in all settings except for healthcare facilities, residential care homes, ambulances, and public transport.

Even as mask-wearing is removed in most settings, individuals are encouraged to wear masks when in crowded places, or when visiting or interacting with vulnerable persons.

Social Gathering

No limit on group size.

Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS)

VDS will be removed from all settings, except for events with more than 500 persons. For more information about VDS, please refer to this link.

 

For updated information, please refer to the MOH COVID19 Advisory website: https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19-phase-advisory

We look forward to seeing you in Singapore!