What to know about travelling from Australia to Singapore during COVID-19
The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Australians travelling to Singapore.
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Australian travellers heading to Singapore can expect world-renowned architecture at the Marina Bay Sands and the Gardens by the Bay. Singapore partially opened its border in October 2020 to Aussies who aren’t local citizens or residents, but a tourism travel bubble is in the works.
As the threat of COVID-19 continues to decline in both Singapore and Australia, it is a real possibility that we could see both borders open come July 2021. Australians are still under a travel ban.
In this guide, you’ll learn what the travel rules are for Australian travellers planning a trip to Singapore, when the border is opening, permit requirements and testing conditions.
Can I travel from Australia to Singapore?
Aussies are not allowed to leave the country for leisure reasons at this point in time. However, Singapore’s border is currently open to Australian travellers (with strict conditions in place) and tourism could be right around the corner. Singapore aims to open its borders to quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated Australian travellers by September 2021.
As of 26 May 2021, Singapore is opening a travel bubble with Hong Kong. This is set to offer Australian 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.
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Getting to Singapore and travelling around once there
As a traveller from Australia, can I travel anywhere once I'm in Singapore?Yes, once in Singapore, Australians are free to travel anywhere.
What's open in Singapore?
What are the entry requirements for Singapore coming from Australia?
Do I need a permit to enter Singapore?Yes, short-term travellers from Australia must obtain an Air Travel Pass available from the ICA website.
All permitted Aussies 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)
Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?At this point in time, Australian travellers don’t need proof of having been vaccinated.
Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing Singapore?All Aussies who hold an Air Travel Pass must undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Singapore.
Every traveller arriving into Singapore from Australia 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.
Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in Singapore?
Yes, visitors from Australia who are travelling short-term are required to quarantine for 14 days in a government facility or at your place of residence in Singapore. Quarantine in a government-run facility will cost Australians $2,000.
As of 26 May 2021, all Australian travellers arriving from Hong Kong will be exempt from quarantine - provided they have spent at least 14 days there.
Frequently asked questions about travelling from Australia to Singapore:
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