COVID-19 Update: 14-Day SHN for All Travellers Arriving in Singapore

Covid-19: 14-Day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) for ALL Travellers to Singapore

COVID-10 update: travel restrictions for returning locals, long term pass holders and foreign visitors entering Singapore.

All travellers entering Singapore will be required to serve a 14-day stay-home notice (SHN), effective 20 Mar 2020. Singapore has tightened border control measures in light of the COVID-19 situation and rising number of imported cases. 

Previously, all travellers with travel history to Mainland China, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, Spain, ASEAN countries, Japan, Switzerland and the United Kingdom were required to serve a 14-day SHN. However, all travellers entering Singapore will now be required to serve a 14-day SHN. 

Singapore border control measures. | Source: Singapore Ministry of Health

All Singapore residents and long-term pass holders with travel history to Hubei will be issued a quarantine order. They will be isolated either at home, at Government Quarantine Facilities, or at a hospital.

On the other hand, individuals issued a 14-day SHN will be required to remain in their place of residence at all times for a 14-day period. During this period, individuals will be required to provide location updates via their mobile phones, and may receive random phone calls and house visits. Individuals issued a 14-day SHN are not under quarantine orders, and may continue to live with their family members. 

As the situation continues to evolve unpredictably, the Ministry of Health has also advised Singaporeans to defer all travel abroad. 

Despite the seemingly bleak situation at hand, now’s a great time to be a tourist in your own country. Visit attractions, local eateries, or simply plan a staycation to beat the COVID-19 blues!  

Also read: 12 Hidden Cafes in Singapore [2020 Update]

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