From 28 August 2020, all passengers, including Chinese nationals, departing Singapore for mainland China must present a certified health declaration form issued by the Chinese Embassy in Singapore during check in.
A Covid-19 Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) is required as part of the submission to the embassy, and must be taken within five days before boarding.
As test results could take up to 48 hours to process, passengers are advised to cater sufficient time to arrange for the test and to receive the results, in time for their flight.
Non-Chinese passport holders are required to:
Complete a health declaration form and submit a scanned copy of the signed form, the nucleic acid test certificate (with negative result), and a photocopy of the biodata page of their passport to the Chinese Embassy via email at email@example.com.
If approved, the embassy will issue a certified health declaration form with a validity period of five days from the date of issue of the nucleic acid test certificate.
Passengers are required to present a printed copy of the form during check in at the airport. They are also encouraged to bring the nucleic acid test certificate.
Chinese nationals are required to:
Use the WeChat mini programme to upload their name, passport number, nucleic acid test certificate (with negative result), time of test, and test facility name within 24 hours of receiving the negative nucleic acid test results.
Once approved by the Chinese embassy in Singapore, the passenger will receive a green “HS” health code. This green health code must be presented at check in.
For persons with non-discretionary travel reasons:
Passengers who require pre-departure Covid-19 tests in Singapore for flight departures on or after 1 September 2020, for non-discretionary reasons of travel listed below, can write to the following agencies for assistance:
- Ministry of Trade and Industry: for travel related to essential business and employment
- Ministry of Manpower: for travel by individuals with MOM-issued Work Permit, S Pass, and Special Pass
- Ministry of Health: for travel related to education, compassionate reasons, or otherwise
Source: Singapore Airlines