Schweizerische Botschaft in Singapur
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Entry and transit through Singapore: For the time being, ALL short-term visitors (from anywhere in the world) are still not allowed to enter or transit through Singapore. The Singapore government has announced its intention to admit transit passengers but further details are yet to be confirmed.
For Swiss citizens residing in Singapore: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is restricting the entry/reentry of work pass holders, including their dependents, into Singapore. All work pass holders are required to obtain the MOM’s approval before they commence their journey to Singapore. Long-term pass holders (includes Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP), Student’s Pass (STP), and In-Principle Approval (IPA) for a Long-Term Pass) who are planning to enter Singapore, must obtain the permission of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority before they commence their journey to Singapore. Anyone returning to Singapore is required to serve a 14-day self-isolation at dedicated Stay-Home Notice (SHN) facilities. In addition, all travellers must submit a health declaration via the SG Arrival Card e-Service before proceeding with immigration clearance.
For binding information, consult the website of the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority and work pass holders the Ministry of Manpower before traveling to Singapore. Furthermore, we recommend to all Swiss nationals in Singapore to follow the information and recommendations of the Ministry of Health in Singapore, World Health Organization (WHO), and the Federal Office of Public Health in Switzerland. Please also consult the “Focus novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)” in the FDFA’s travel advice.
Swiss travellers: The Federal Office of Public Health in Switzerland recommends to avoid unnecessary journeys abroad. In many countries, borders remain closed to travellers. Others are gradually reopening them – sometimes just for certain groups of people or for certain types of journeys, often under specific conditions. There are also different approaches with regard to border checks. The international situation is changing rapidly at the moment. If you do have to travel, find out about the entry requirements and pandemic situation before you leave by consulting the embassy or ministry of health of your destination country. Also make sure you are registered on the “Travel Admin App” so that you can be contacted by the relevant Swiss embassy in an emergency. If you wish to fly to Switzerland, please find here a list of airlines currently (as of 02.06.2020) flying from Singapore to Europe (situation can change anytime, please contact airline for binding information).
Schengen borders: On 18 March 2020, the Swiss Federal Council decided, that entry at the Schengen external borders is generally prohibited with few exceptions. Switzerland follows the practice of the other Schengen states. The current short-term (C-type) visa suspension remains in force. The general opening of borders between Switzerland, Germany, France and Austria is planned for 15 June 2020, provided the coronavirus pandemic situation permits. The Federal Council aims to lift all travel restrictions within the Schengen area by 6 July at the latest. However, persons from third countries wishing to enter Switzerland remain subject to strict entry restrictions, with certain exceptions. National visas are only issued for certain categories (i.e. family reunification, students, etc.). For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM.
Consular services: The Consular Section continues to be fully operational (except for visa services, see “Schengen borders”). Swiss citizens can visit without appointment during the public opening hours.
Relevant sources of information:
Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland
FDFA Travel Advice, Focus Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) , in German, French, Italian
Helpline, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA):
+41 800 247 365
+41 58 465 33 33
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