[SINGAPORE TRAVEL UPDATE] Philippine Airlines Pre-departure Requirement for Inbound Passengers to Singapore - Rakso Travel

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

[SINGAPORE TRAVEL UPDATE] Philippine Airlines Pre-departure Requirement for Inbound Passengers to Singapore


The Multi-Ministry Taskforce of Singapore regularly reviews their border measures to manage the risk of importation and onward local transmission from travelers, taking into account the current situation in their source countries/regions. 


To reduce the importation of cases from the Philippines, travelers who have recent travel history in the country within the last 14 days prior to entry will be required to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure. Travelers will need to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result as a condition of approval to enter or transfer through Singapore. 


This requirement will take effect for those arriving in or transferring through Singapore from 19 October 2020, 2359 hours. Travelers from Philippines entering Singapore will still be required to serve a 14-day SHN (Stay Home-Notice) at dedicated SHN facilities and to take a negative COVID-19 test before the end of their SHN. 


This requirement does not apply to passengers, who are: 

a) aged 12 and below or 

b) Singapore Citizens or 

c) Singapore Permanent Residents 


The test result memo must be from recognized laboratories in the Philippines that are internationally accredited or recognized by the respective governments. It must also be in English, and state the following: 

1) the test result; 

2) the date that the test was taken; and 

3) the name, date of birth, nationality and passport number of the passenger as indicated in his/her passport. 


Please note that the requirement to take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure from the Philippines is on top of other existing entry requirements for inbound travelers from the country.  


For more information on Singapore’s entry requirements, please refer to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website: https://www.ica.gov.sg/covid-19.

Reference:  Philippine Airlines  




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