What to know about travelling to Singapore from the UK during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Brits travelling to Singapore.

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Nestled in the south of Asia, Brits travelling to Singapore can expect to find world-renowned architecture at the Marina Bay Sands and the Gardens by the Bay. However, at this point in time, Singapore is closed to British visitors who aren’t local citizens or residents.

In this guide, you’ll learn what the travel rules are for British travellers planning a trip to Singapore, when the border is opening, permit requirements and testing conditions.

Can I travel from United Kingdom to Singapore?

Singapore’s border remains closed to travellers from United Kingdom. Currently, the border is only open to British travellers who are citizens or residents of Singapore. Flights from United Kingdom to Singapore are sparse and subject to change.

As of 26 May 2021, Singapore is opening a travel bubble with Hong Kong. This is set to offer British travellers who have been in Hong Kong for at least 14 days, the ability to visit Singapore quarantine-free.

Keep in mind that returning to Australia from Singapore may be difficult due to flight disruptions.

Latest information for Singapore

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When can I travel to Singapore? When will the Singapore borders open?

There is still no word when Singapore’s border will open to United Kingdom. This page will be updated as soon as more information is made available.

COVID-19 statistics in Singapore vs United Kingdom

Are there any exemptions for travelling to Singapore?

Yes, only Brits who are citizens or residents of Singapore are permitted entry. The government is also allowing Singapore work pass holders and their dependents to enter Singapore.

Can I travel to Singapore if I'm a permanent resident or citizen?

Yes, if you're British and a permanent resident or citizen of Singapore, you are allowed to return to your home.

Like any traveller entering the country, those coming from United Kingdom will be subject to the latest quarantine and COVID test rules.

What are the entry requirements for Singapore coming from United Kingdom?

Do I need a permit to enter Singapore?

Yes, short-term travellers from United Kingdom must obtain an Air Travel Pass available from the ICA website.

All permitted Britons from Singapore need to attach their Air Travel Pass to their permit from the ICA website.

There are two types of SG Arrival Cards:

  • For Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders
  • For foreigner visitors (including In-Principle (IPA) Holders)
The permit requires all British visitors travelling to Singapore to submit their health declaration through the SG Arrival Card.

Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?

At this point in time, British travellers don’t need proof of having been vaccinated.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing for Singapore?

All Britons who hold an Air Travel Pass must undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Singapore.

Every traveller arriving into Singapore from United Kingdom must submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of travel – the only exceptions are Singaporean citizens and permanent residents from the UK and a handful of other countries.

Frequently asked questions about travelling from United Kingdom to Singapore:

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