Health declaration not needed for most vaccinated Singapore residents, long-term pass holders at land checkpoints from Friday

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SINGAPORE: Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer require an SG Arrival Card to enter Singapore via its land checkpoints from Friday (Apr 15). 

The SG Arrival Card, submitted online, contains a traveller's health declaration. 

All travellers entering Singapore via air or sea are still required to submit their health declaration via the SG Arrival Card. 

In a media release on Wednesday, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said the move to waive the SG Arrival Card requirement for this group of travellers at the land checkpoints was to provide greater convenience for fully vaccinated Singapore residents and long-term pass holders, given the volume of traffic. 

ICA noted that there are people who commute across the border with Malaysia daily for work and studies.

To be eligible for the exemption, travellers must not have been to any country or region in the Restricted Category in the past seven days, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a news release. It noted that there are currently no countries or regions under this category.

Those who have been vaccinated in Singapore must have their vaccination status reflected in the TraceTogether or HealthHub mobile applications.

Those who were not vaccinated in Singapore must submit their vaccination record to the Ministry of Health (MOH) system upon their first entry.

Before arrival, they can submit their digital overseas vaccination certificate via the ICA’s Vaccination Check Portal. If they are unable to do so, or if they have a non-digital overseas vaccination certificate, they must present it to ICA officers at the manual immigration counters upon arrival in Singapore.

Those who were vaccinated overseas only need to undergo the process once to enter their vaccination record to MOH's system, said ICA.

TRAFFIC SITUATION OVER LONG WEEKEND

ICA also advised travellers who plan to use the land checkpoints on Good Friday weekend to factor in additional time for immigration clearance and to check the traffic situation before travelling.

They can do so through the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) OneMotoring website.&nbsp...

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