As of January 31, visitors entering Singapore under the Air Travel Pass (ATP) and Reciprocal Green Lanes (RGLs) will need to show they have obtained appropriate medical travel insurance cover for their trip. Singapore currently has RGLs with five other countries, including Malaysia.
In a statement, Singapore’s Ministry of Health said: “The travel insurance will help them pay for the costs of their medical treatment in Singapore. The visitors can purchase the travel insurance from Singapore-based or overseas insurers.”
In addition, Singapore officials also insist that all travellers visiting the state will need to take a PCR Covid-19 test upon their arrival as of 24 January. Crucially, this is not as strict as new regulations bought in by other countries, such as the US, which mandate that travellers test negative for Covid-19 pre-departure for inbound travel.
Following news of additional virus strains, Singapore now insists that all returning Singapore citizens and permanent residents from the UK and South Africa are subject to an additional seven-day self-isolation at their residence, following their 14-day stay-at-home requirements (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities. UK visitors, like many other countries, remain barred from travelling to Singapore.