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Singapore Set To Scrap Pre Departure Testing From April 26

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Immanuel Debeer | 23/04/2022

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Things are moving fast, and Singapore seems to be leading the way back to normality with the announcement that pre-departure covid tests would be a thing of the past, starting April 26, 2022.

Currently, travellers looking to enter Singapore need to be double vaccinated and provide a negative rapid antigen test (supervised) or a PCR test before boarding the flight to Singapore.

First, we saw the VTL lane program scrapped, followed by the self-test on arrival in Singapore. With the pre-departure test being scrapped, we’re now very close to being back to pre-covid travel requirements.

This measure will further promote Singapore as one of the best stopover destinations especially considering that there are now plenty of countries that don’t require testing anymore. This includes Australia (WA, VIC, NT), the UK, all 50 member countries of the European Union, UAE, Canada, Sri Lanka, Turkey, South Africa, Thailand (from May 1), Inda and a few other Asian countries.

What are the requirements from April 26?

To enter Singapore from April 26, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Fully vaccinated unless you’re under the age of 12.
  • Complete the Singapore digital arrivals card “SGAC” within 3 days prior to arrival.
  • Have a valid visa exemption or apply for an entry visa if your passport requires it.
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Immanuel Debeer

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