Singapore’s travel and tourism industry has been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak since 2020. Countries are still actively battling this virus but societies and industries are also looking to rebuild and re-emerge from the crisis.
This pandemic has brought significant challenges to the global travel industry. However, it is encouraging that by now, we have seen a recovery of travel activities in some of the countries, including Singapore.
If you’re still jet-setting for business, we have a list of tips below that can help you during your trip to Singapore.
1) Before you travel, check the current entry requirements and restrictions
While this information is updated regularly, entry requirements may change at short notice. The entry requirements and health controls differ depending on the traveller’s profile and travel history. Travelers can check the latest travel advisory issued by the relevant local authorities to determine the most relevant arrangement(s) to enter Singapore.
2) Check whether you can enter via VTL (Vaccinated Travel Lane)
With the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), eligible vaccinated travellers can enjoy quarantine-free entry to Singapore if they meet all VTL requirements.
Countries that are allowed to enter via VTL are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Maldives, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Spain5, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
3) Be flexible in your travel plans
Due to unpredictable travel conditions, it is recommended to be flexible in your travel plans. When booking your flight, consider purchasing a flexible air ticket that allows you to change your travel dates if required.
4) Getting protection for your travel
Getting the right travel insurance can save you tons of money when you encounter any unexpected emergencies. Insurance can cover your medical costs if you fall ill with COVID-19 while overseas. Make sure to read the terms and coverage of your policy.
5) Check your Vaccination Status
Make sure to bring your proof of vaccination when travelling to Singapore. It is your responsibility to know your vaccination status and ensure your vaccine certificate supports your eligibility to travel to and from Singapore.
COVID-19 vaccines are useful to prevent you from getting sick. These vaccines are highly recommended by WHO to avoid severe illness.
6) Negative Covid Test Result
Travelers are required to be tested before their flight and will be required to do so within 2 days before arrival in Singapore and produce documentary proof of a negative test result. While waiting for the PCR test results, travelers must also isolate themselves since there’ll be another test once they arrive in Singapore.
7) Monitor your Health Daily
Be alert for symptoms: Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. If you’re suspected to have Covid-19, you will be referred to a hospital for further tests and care.
8) Follow Health Protocols
Singapore has strict health protocols that you need to follow to ensure safety for everyone. Here are only some of them:
- Wear your facemask properly
- Ensure Social Distancing
- Download Trace Together App and use it accordingly
- Wash your hands and use alcohol often
- Get Vaccinated
While the information is updated regularly, entry requirements may change at short notice. Always check the latest travel advisory issued by the relevant local authorities before your flight. And lastly, if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, or think you may have been exposed, do not travel to avoid the spread of the virus.