Singapore drops pre-departure tests for fully-vaccinated entrants

Travellers fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer need to take any Covid-19 tests to enter Singapore from April 26, as the country lowers her Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) alert levels.

This decision by the Ministry of Health follows on from the launch of the new Vaccinated Travel Framework, which has allowed all fully vaccinated travellers to enter Singapore without serving a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or applying for entry approvals.

Singapore drops pre-departure tests for fully-vaccinated visitors entering the country

Entry requirements for non-fully vaccinated travellers remain unchanged, with the exception for non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below. Non-fully vaccinated travellers must clear a pre-departure test two days before departure for Singapore, undergo a seven-day SHN, and take a PCR test at the end of their SHN period.

Singapore’s move to lower her DORSCON level from orange to yellow is a reflection of the improving local Covid-19 situation. The orange level – the second highest alert – was triggered on February 7, 2020.

The DORSCON yellow level comes with the removal of several restrictions, including group size limits at private gatherings, safe distancing measures, and capacity limits for large-scale events of more than 1,000 people, with effect from April 26.

Check-in at venues and facilities using Safe Entry and TraceTogether tokens will also no longer be required from April 26.