All inbound travellers in Singapore to take mandatory COVID-19 test

Singapore has made it mandatory for all incoming travellers to take COVID-19 tests. All travellers, including Singaporeans and permanent residents, will need to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced. 

According to a press release by the Singapore Ministry of Health, “We currently require travellers who are not Singapore Citizens (SCs) or Permanent Residents (PRs), and who have recent travel history to high-risk countries/ regions, to take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure. These travellers are then required to serve their Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore, and they are tested at the end of their SHN. Given the emergence of new virus variants and the worsening COVID-19 situation around the world, we will put in place additional border control measures for all travellers. In particular, from 24 January 2021, 2359 hours, all travellers (including SCs and PRs) will need to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Singapore. The prevailing SHN requirements, including the PCR test at the end of the SHN, will continue.” 

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