Singapore VTL and Cat (I) Pax Can Take Unsupervised Self Swab Antigen Rapid Test (USS ART) From 15 March 2022

Singapore VTL and Category (I) Post-Arrival Unsupervised Self Swab (USS) Antigen Rapid Test (ART)

All vaccinated travellers travelling in to Singapore under Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) and Category (I) areas will only need a post-arrival Unsupervised Self Swab (USS) Antigen Rapid Test (ART) within 24 hours of their arrival into Singapore from 15 March 2022. The new USS ART replaces the current supervised self-administered ART within 24 hours of arrival in Singapore at a Quick Test Centre (QTC) or Combined Test Centre (CTC).

The Ministry of Health (MOH) noted that imported infected cases have stayed low and make up only about 1% of total daily infections.

Travellers are required to report their Unsupervised Self Swab (USS) Antigen Rapid Test (ART) test result at before proceeding with their activities. Those with a Singpass must login to Sync with the Singpass app. Non-residents who do not have a Singpass may login with passport number.

Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kits can be purchased from Singapore pharmacies, supermarkets, and other authorised retailers. You are also allowed to bring to Singapore up to 20 COVID-19 self-test kits approved in the country of embarkation.

The pre-departure pre-departure ART or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) within 2 days of departure to Singapore remains in place.

Travellers arriving under any lane other than VTL and Category (I) will still have to serve a 7-day stay-home notice (SHN). Travellers from restricted countries will also have to take an on-arrival PCR test. (There are currently no countries under the restricted category.)

Sources: The Straits Times & SafeTravel

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