- December 1, 2023
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Singapore Immigration: Measures To Be Taken in Covid-19
Singapore has done an outstanding job of reducing Covid-19 to a minimum. Its lockout measures ended in June and since then, stringent restrictions have been imposed to restrict the spread of the virus. Except under existing arrangements, such as the fast lane or with special approval from the relevant government agencies, short-term visitors are not permitted entry into the country. In addition, visitors who have the Safe travel Pass can join the count in the short term.
Some of the measures put in place by the immigration consultant in Singapore to curb the spread and protect its people are as follows.
Entry approval Pass
Before they can enter Singapore, it is a prerequisite for all pass holders to have entry approval from the MOM. Long-term pass holders will require prior approval from the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) before arrival, which includes the student pass, dependent pass, long-term visit pass, as well as work passes.
Safe Travel Pass
People wishing to enter Singapore as short-term tourists will usually not be able to enter Singapore unless a Secure Travel Pass has been released or an entry letter of approval from the relevant government agency in Singapore has been issued. An SHN will be given to citizens approved for entrance. To carry pass holders and their dependents into Singapore, employers must be able to meet many criteria, including paying for their COVID-19 testing and their 14-day SHN.
Covid PCR Test
For travellers from some countries, including the United States, a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained 72 hours before departure for Singapore is required for entry.
It is a mandatory requirement that all travelers entering Singapore have an SH a PCR Test. The COVID 19 testing will also be conducted during that period. Before proceeding with immigration clearance in Singapore, all travelers must send a health statement via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service and will be asked to display their health declaration acknowledgment email to an ICA immigration clearance officer. Ask your immigration consultant in Singapore to assist you with the testing and other measures.
travellers can send their health declaration within three days before the date of arrival in Singapore. If they have recently visited a hospital, had contact with someone with COVID-19, and if there is some change in their health status and/or travel history, they must amend and resubmit their declarations prior to arrival.
Those with Long Term Visit Passes (LTVPs) provided by the immigration agencies in Singapore and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) must, even if they have a LOC issued by MOM, request ICA entry permission. Before employers fly to Singapore, they must wait for approval from MOM.
Returning Singapore residents and long-term pass holders who have traveled to other countries under the Green/Fast Lane arrangements for important business or official travel must also apply an LOI provided by the local authorities to the ICA officers.
All travelers should comply with prevailing local public health and safety distancing guidelines and should be advised to use TraceTogether and SafeEntry to recognize near contacts that should be tracked in the event of a positive COVID-19 case.
Depending on the country of origin and destination and selected airlines, transit via Singapore may be possible. Transit passengers who have recently traveled to some countries will be asked to take the COVID-19 pre-departure test within 72 hours of departure. Prospective travelers are advised to seek immigration consultants about their airlines and Singapore permits.