COVID-19: Pre-departure testing requirements expanded

28 May 21

SINGAPORE

IMPACT – HIGH

The Ministry of Health announced that pre-departure testing requirements will be applied to Singaporean citizens and permanent residents on May 30.

Key Points:

  • Effective May 30, all Singaporeans and permanent residents must present a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours of intended departure to the country.
  • All travelers will be required to present their PCR test results at appropriate checkpoints when they arrive in Singapore.
  • Those who arrive to Singapore without a valid negative PCR test will be denied entry.

Additional information: Travelers who have stayed in lower-risk countries and regions (Australia, Brunei, mainland China, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Macao) for at least 21 days before departure are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirements but are required to take a PCR test upon arrival or undergo a seven-day home quarantine.

Analysis & Comments: The pre-departure testing requirements now applies to all travelers entering or transiting through Singapore including Singaporean citizens and permanent residents. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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