Passengers (6 years old and above) flying to China on and after 31 March (Thursday) are required to take an additional antigen rapid test 2 to 6 hours before the flight takes off. Passengers shall take the ART at Changi Testing Facility, located at Terminal 3 Level 1, Coach Stand.
For instance, passengers who take China Eastern flight MU568 which takes off at 4:35PM on 31 March(Thursday) can undergo the testing from 10:35AM to 2:35PM on the same day.
Passengers shall make an appointment and pay online at least one day in advance via Raffles Connect of Raffles Medical Group. Testing fee is S$38 per person, inclusive of tax. Please refer to the attachment for instruction of Raffles Connect APP.
After the test, there is no need to wait at the testing facility. ART test results will be sent to passengers via SMS and email. Passengers are eligible to proceed to check in with the valid health codes and negative ART test results. If passengers fail to receive the test results within the normal waiting time, they can contact the airlines check-in counter for inquiry.
ART test results are only used for check-in procedures, not for health code application. Self-tests or ART tests performed at other clinics or beyond 6 hours prior to departure cannot be used for check-in.
Take an additional PCR test before departure
Passengers taking flights on and after 8 April (Friday) shall undergo an additional PCR test on the seventh day before departure (the first day of self-isolation). Passengers can take the test at any of the testing facilities authorized by the Ministry of Health that can provide a standardised test memo with verifiable QR code.
For instance, passengers taking China Southern flight CZ3040 to Guangzhou on 12 April (Tuesday) shall take an additional pre-departure PCR test on 5 April (Tuesday).
Adjust testing time requirements of the PCR test 1 day before departure
Passengers taking flights on and after 8 April (Friday) shall undergo a PCR test within 24 hours prior to departure. Tests at other time points will be regarded as invalid.
For instance, passengers taking China Southern flight CZ3040 at 5:50PM on 12 April shall take a PCR test after 5:50PM on 11 April (the sampling time will be noted on the standardised memo, see attachment for the sample). Tests taken earlier than 5:50PM on 11 April will be regarded as invalid.
The principle of “cross-testing” for tests on the second day and within 24 hours before departure remains unchanged. As time is pressing for the test within 24 hours before departure, passengers are kindly advised to confirm with the clinics that they can obtain the test memos promptly to apply for health codes. Express testing is available at the Raffles Hospital Travel Testing Centre or A&E Department and some hospitals and clinics of Parkway Medical Group (express fees may apply depending on the urgency of the test, and the fastest results may be available in about 4 hours).
Passengers approved by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in their place of origin to transit via Singapore (shall enter Singapore for testing before taking the connecting flights to China) are exempted from the additional PCR test on the seventh day before departure if they stay in Singapore for less than 7 days (excluding the day of entry), given that they have already undergone the relevant testing in their place of origin, however, they are still required to fulfill the self-isolation during their stay in Singapore.
For instance, transit passengers arriving in Singapore on 5 April(Tuesday) will be exempted from the additional PCR test on the seventh day before departure if they travel to China on or before 12 April(Tuesday) .
Pre-departure requirements for disembarking seafarers remain unchanged. Seafarers with a Singapore Long Term Pass are also required to undergo an ART test on the day of check-in besides the existing pre-departure tests for disembarking seafarers.
Short-term visitors to Singapore from China are required to fulfill a 7-day pre-departure self-isolation and health monitoring prior to their return to China and undergo relevant tests as required in this notice. Short-term outbound passengers from China who arrive in Singapore from a third country or region shall stay for no more than 14 days (excluding the day of departure to China) in Singapore, and undergo 7-day self-isolation, health monitoring and pre-departure tests as required in this notice. For the exact duration of stay in Singapore, please contact the Embassy for details in advance.