SINGAPORE: Update on Border Measures

February 17, 2023

As Singapore steps away from its Covid-19 restrictions, travelers arriving in Singapore from 13 February 2023, regardless of vaccination status or traveler profile would no longer be subject to any Covid-19 measures. Prior to this, unvaccinated travelers would need to meet additional requirements, which include pre-departure testing prior to entry. Vaccination requirements to apply and renew long term passes however, still remain.

COVID-19 Vaccination for Permanent Residence and Long-Term Pass

  • As stated above, up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination is still required for new Permanent Residence, Long-Term Pass and Work Pass applications, as well as the renewal of Work Permit holders in the construction, marine and process sectors or residing in dormitories.
    • Refer to MOH’s FAQs on how to keep your COVID-19 vaccination status up-to-date in Singapore.
    • Work pass holders should refer to MOM’s website for details on vaccination requirements, and are advised to take their COVID-19 boosters before entering Singapore to avoid delays for their pass issuance, if applicable.
  • From 1 Apr 2023, persons who recently recovered from COVID-19 will no longer enjoy temporary exemption from COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

Immigration Insights

For the latest entry requirements, please visit ICA’s website at As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Newland Chase dedicated contact or submit an inquiry here should you have any specific questions regarding this announcement.

This immigration update is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or scenario-specific advice. Furthermore, it is important to note that immigration announcements are subject to sudden and unexpected changes. Readers are encouraged to reach out to Newland Chase for any case- or company-specific assessments.