***Notice: Effective January 5 at 12:01 Eastern Time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within two days of departure, or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days, for all travelers, age two years and older, to the United States on flights originating from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including the Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of Hong Kong and Macau. This requirement also applies to individuals boarding a flight to the United States from Incheon International Airport, Vancouver International Airport, or Toronto Pearson International Airport who have been in the PRC, including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong or Macau, within the past ten days. Please refer to the Department of State notice, the U.S. Mission China notice, and the CDC press release and COVID travel information page.***
The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
Singapore Entry and Exit Requirements
- Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? Yes (subject to restrictions as noted below)
- Travelers born on or after January 1, 2010,are exempted from COVID-19 border measures.
- Travelers born on or before December 31, 2009, may enter Singapore without testing or quarantine if they are fully vaccinated with a WHO-EUL vaccine and can show proof of vaccination.
- Please refer to the following page for information on entering, transiting, or departing Singapore, including definitions and acceptable proof of vaccination: https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-transit-depart.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No, if fully vaccinated
- Travelers who are not fully vaccinated are required to take a pre-departure test and purchase COVID-19 travel insurance. Please refer to the requirements at the following page: https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-transit-depart.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- ART self-test kits are available in retail pharmacies for approximately $5 USD per test. Administered ART and PCR tests are available at hospitals and clinics throughout Singapore. Costs for administered tests range from approximately $15 USD to $150 USD, depending on the provider and type of test. Travelers bear their own testing costs.
- Test results are typically sent by e-mail within 24 hours, depending on the clinic and the requested service.
- Test centers can be found by street name or postal code at the following website: https://www.gowhere.gov.sg/testcentres
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Are vaccines available in Singapore for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
- The Government of Singapore continues to make vaccines available to all Singaporeans and long-term residents, which includes Singapore Permanent Residents and Employment Pass holders. FAQ here. Eligible short-term pass holders may also receive vaccinations from the Government of Singapore. Details here.
- For more information on Singapore’s COVID-19 vaccination program, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Health .
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccinesin the United States.
- Beware of scams: The Singapore Police Force has advised the public to be on guard against scams. While scams are always a risk, the prevalence of such activities has increased during this heightened COVID-19 environment. Scammers may impersonate government agencies, including the Ministry of Health.Exercise good judgment and do not give out any bank details, credit card numbers, One-Time Passwords (OTP), or personal details, to include passport, NRIC, or FIN numbers. Singapore authorities will never send you a recorded message and will not request personal details over the phone. You can find more information at www.scamalert.sg, which explains the different types of scam calls and includes individual stories on the latest techniques being employed by scammers.
- Ministry of Health (MOH) FAQ
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