Travellers Entering Singapore From 27 Mar Have To Submit An Online Health Declaration Form
Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong has already warned Singaporeans to expect a continued rise in imported Covid-19 cases.
As more residents are returning from other countries, stricter regulations have to come into play to curb infections.
This is why from 9am on Friday (27 Mar), all travellers entering Singapore will have to submit an online health declaration form.
Online health declaration for citizens, PRs & long-term pass holders
Since Singapore has already banned short-term visitors, the order applies to citizens, permanent residents (PRs) and long-term pass holders.
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) confirmed the new policy in a Facebook post today (23 Mar).
Residents can access the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-service via a website link here, or download the app on either Google Play or the App store.
They can submit their declaration up to 3 days in advance, so those arriving on 27 Mar should best do it tomorrow.
False declaration a punishable offence
As with other rules, anyone who submits false information risks punishment under the Infectious Diseases Act.
According to Channel NewsAsia (CNA), this means a maximum $10,000 fine and 6-month jail term for first-time offenders.
In case you submit with an accidental error, you can re-submit your declaration.
Those who forget to submit it at all will have to declare their health at immigration, which may delay clearance.
So to avoid that hassle, we’d suggest preparing the necessary information well in advance.
MS News wishes all returning residents a safe trip home, and hope that all will be well.
Featured image adapted from Ad-Library Singapore.