EASE COVID-19 Measures

March 23,  2022

Singapore to ease Covid measures, reopen borders and drop outdoor mask mandate

Key Pointers you must know:

  1. Limits on social gatherings will be doubled from five to 10 people, outdoor mask mandates will be dropped, more employees can return to offices and capacity limits for large events will be increased, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced Thursday.
  2. Throughout the pandemic, Singapore has been more consistent and strict about measures such as mask mandates and traceability than most of the rest of the world.
  3. On travel restrictions and measures, all fully vaccinated travelers and non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below can enter Singapore without needing to apply for entry approvals starting April 1.

Under current arrangements, fully vaccinated travelers have to enter Singapore on specific flights to avoid quarantines. They must also take an on-arrival antigen rapid test.

Pre-departure tests will be removed for people entering via land borders but will still be needed for those entering via air and sea routes.

Returning Singapore residents previously needed to pay for Covid-related medical bills if they tested positive within 14 days of their arrival, but will no longer need to with immediate effect.

For more information on the current SMM, please check the official MOH website