SINGAPORE, 7 December 2020: Measures have been updated for all passengers, as well as Chinese nationals travelling under the Singapore-China Fast Lane arrangement.
Singapore Airlines advised passengers that they must undergo a nucleic acid test and IgM antibody test within two days before boarding. For details of the clinics where passengers can undertake the test, see the link here.
There is no need to apply for approval from the Singapore
government to undertake the pre-departure Covid-19 PCR tests. Chinese
passengers must also apply for a green “HS” health code, while
non-Chinese nationals must apply for a green health declaration code with the
“HDC” mark from the Chinese embassy.
The negative certificates of the nucleic acid and IgM
antibody test must indicate the doctors’ signatures or the seal from the
medical institutions. For certificates without the doctors’ signatures or seal,
the laboratory reports must be presented to apply for the green “HS”
health code or the green “HDC” health declaration code. More details
can be found here.
For flights departing Singapore after 5 December, only IgM
antibody tests carried out using the venous blood method (not fingertip blood
method) will be accepted for the approval of the green “HS” health
code or the green “HDC” health declaration code.
If the laboratory report is presented to apply for the green health codes, the report should also indicate the IgM antibody test conducted using the venous blood method. A sample of the IgM antibody test certificate can be found here.
Passengers travelling from Singapore to China will not be
allowed to board the planes directly with just the standardised negative test
certificates. These test certificates must be presented along with the green
“HS” health code or the green “HDC” health declaration code
Non-Chinese nationals are required to submit a health
declaration via the web page-based Health Declaration Certificate system, and
upload the negative certificates of their nucleic acid and IgM antibody tests
together with a valid passport biodata page. Once approved by the Chinese
embassy in Singapore, passengers will receive the green “HDC” health
declaration code which must be presented, within its validity period, during
check-in at the airport.
Chinese Nationals and Holders of Travel Permits to Mainland China
Chinese nationals and holders of Travel Permits to Mainland
China (including those from Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and Taiwan, China) are
required to declare their health conditions via the international version of
the WeChat epidemic prevention health code, and upload the negative
certificates of nucleic acid and IgM antibody test together with other relevant
Once approved by the Chinese embassy in Singapore, the
passenger will receive a green “HS” health code which must be
presented, within its validity period, during check-in at the airport.
Singapore-China Fast Lane
The Chinese Embassy will no longer issue the Letter of
Assistance for the Covid-19 PCR test to travellers under the Fast Lane
arrangement. Travellers may visit any recognised clinic to undertake the test.