Travel advisory and travel restrictions

Please note the latest precautionary measures to prevent further importation of COVID-19 cases, for immediate circulation and action.

Attached are press releases from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Manpower on the above matter; as well as Minister Chan Chun Sing’s Facebook post. (

Key updates to note:

Travel advisory and travel restrictions

Defer all non-essential overseas travel for the next 30 days, with immediate effect. This advisory will be reviewed thereafter.

1. From 16 March 2020, 2359 hours, all travellers (including Singapore Residents, long term pass holders, and short term visitors) entering Singapore with recent travel history to the following countries within the last 14 days will be issued with a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN):

  • Other ASEAN countries (except for land and sea travellers from Malaysia);
  • Japan;
  • Switzerland;
  • United Kingdom

2. From 16 March 2020, 2359 hours, all short-term visitors who are nationals of any ASEAN country will have to submit requisite information on their health to the Singapore Overseas Mission in the country they are resident of before their intended date of travel. The submission will have to be approved by Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) before travel to Singapore. Short-term visitors who arrive in Singapore without the necessary approval will be denied entry into Singapore. This is in addition to the SHN requirement.

3. However, given the close proximity to Malaysia, the 14-day SHN will not apply to land and sea crossings with Malaysia. Workers who commute between the two countries will still be able to do so.

4. The latest restrictions will not have any impact on the supply of food and other essentials between Singapore and Malaysia as drivers of goods vehicles will be able to enter as per normal.

5. Summary list of countries/regions and border control measures:

Travel History in Countries/Regions  For Singapore Residents and Long-Term Pass Holders For Short-Term Visitors For Work Pass Holders (including dependents)
Hubei province (China) 14-day quarantine Not allowed entry or transit Required to obtain the Ministry of Manpower’s approval before entering or returning to Singapore.


This is regardless of the nationality of the work pass holder. The entry approval requirement applies to both existing work pass holders and in-principle approval holders.

Mainland China (except Hubei province), France, Germany, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, and Spain 14-day SHN Not allowed entry or transit
ASEAN countries (except for land and sea crossings from Malaysia)


14-day SHN 14-day SHN with health declaration


Short-term visitors who are ASEAN nationals will also be required to submit requisite health information for approval before travelling

Japan, Switzerland, and United Kingdom 14-day SHN



Please click the following link to download:

Press Release-Entry Approval Requirements-ASEAN countries Japan Switzerland and the United Kingdom-Final.pdf
Press Release-Further border control measures-15Mar 1615h (Final)

Enterprise Singapore will be updating the advisory on their website with the latest information at

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