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ICA has issued an advisory reminding travellers to prepare all necessary documents, such as valid travel documents, and submit the SG Arrival Card within three days of arrival at the checkpoints.

Singapore Immigration & Checkpoint Authority (ICA) has issued a statement clarifying the immigration clearance process for travellers entering Singapore via the land checkpoints. 

The process and required documents are as follows:

Physical vaccination certificate

  • Returning residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, Long-term Pass holders) who were vaccinated in Singapore are not required to produce a physical copy of their vaccination certificate. As long as these travellers have submitted their SG Arrival Card, their vaccination records will be validated backend with the MOH system.
  • Residents and foreign visitors who were vaccinated overseas, and who have successfully uploaded their digital vaccination certificates during SG Arrival Card submission, are also not required to produce a physical copy of their vaccination certificate to our officers.

Physical recovery memo

  • Under the current Vaccinated Travel Framework, travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 do not have to provide a recovery memo when travelling via the land checkpoints.

SG Arrival Card

  • As SG Arrival Card submissions are automatically reflected in Singapore's immigration clearance system, travellers need not show proof of their submission to ICA officers.

This clarification comes following a WhatsApp message that has been circulating regarding a traveller's experience at one of the land checkpoints, and claims on the documents required, ICA said.

ICA has also issued an advisory reminding travellers to prepare all necessary documents, such as valid travel documents, and submit the SG Arrival Card within three days of arrival at the checkpoints.

"Travellers who are not vaccinated in Singapore are also required to upload their digital vaccination certificates during their SG Arrival Card submission.

"ICA would also like to advise travellers to refer to ICA’s official channels (websites and social media platforms) for updated information relating to travelling under the Vaccinated Travel Framework."


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