Please see the latest Precautionary Measures to Prevent Further Importation of COVID-19 cases

Please Click the 2 Links for the Press Releases from MOM & MOH:
Press Release-Entry Approval Requirements-ASEAN countries Japan Switzerland and the United Kingdom from the Ministry of Manpower and Press Release-Further Border Control Measures from Ministry of Health on the above matter; as well as Minister Chan Chun Sing’s Facebook post. (
Key updates to note:
Travel advisory and travel restrictions

  1. Defer all non-essential overseas travel for the next 30 days, with immediate effect. This advisory will be reviewed thereafter.
  2. From 16 March 2020, 2359 hours, all travellers (including Singapore Residents, long term pass holders, and short term visitors) entering Singapore with recent travel history to the following countries within the last 14 days will be issued with a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN):
  3. Other ASEAN countries (except for land and sea travellers from Malaysia);
  4. Japan;
  5. Switzerland;
  6. United Kingdom
  7. From 16 March 2020, 2359 hours, all short-term visitors who are nationals of any ASEAN country will have to submit requisite information on their health to the Singapore Overseas Mission in the country they are resident of before their intended date of travel. The submission will have to be approved by Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) before travel to Singapore. Short-term visitors who arrive in Singapore without the necessary approval will be denied entry into Singapore. This is in addition to the SHN requirement. 
  8. However, given the close proximity to Malaysia, the 14-day SHN will not apply to land and sea crossings with Malaysia. Workers who commute between the two countries will still be able to do so.
  9. The latest restrictions will not have any impact on the supply of food and other essentials between Singapore and Malaysia as drivers of goods vehicles will be able to enter as per normal.
  10. Summary list of countries/regions and border control measures:


Travel History in Countries/Regions   For Singapore Residents
and Long-Term Pass Holders 
For Short-Term Visitors  For Work Pass Holders (including dependents)
Hubei province (China)  14-day quarantine  Not allowed
entry or transit 
Required to
obtain the
Ministry of Manpower’s approval before entering or returning to Singapore.
This is regardless of the nationality
of the work
pass holder.The entry
approval requirement applies to both existing
work pass
holders and
in-principle approval holders.
Mainland China (except Hubei province), France, Germany, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, and Spain  14-day SHN  Not allowed
entry or transit 
ASEAN countries
(except for land and
sea crossings from Malaysia)
14-day SHN  14-day SHN
with health declaration 
Short-term visitors who are ASEAN
nationals will
also be required to submit requisite health information for approval before travelling
Japan, Switzerland, and United Kingdom   14-day SHN