China Visa-Free Travel for Singaporeans Resumes on July 26, 2023
- China to resume 15-day visa-free entry for Singaporeans
- Prevention and Control Requirements for China-bound Travelers (reference)
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In March 2020, following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, China ceased issuing visas to foreign individuals, and also put a hold on the 15-day visa-free privilege that was previously available to Singaporeans.
China has announced that it will resume visa-free travel for Singaporeans from July 26, 2023. This means that Singaporeans can now visit China for 15 days without a visa, for business, tourism, family visits, or transit purposes.
Note: China and Singapore are working on mutual 30-day visa-free travel between two countries as early as 2024.
Note: Do take note of the below Covid-19 prevention guidelines if you are travelling to China.
- From 1st March 2023 (Singaporean time), Antigen Rapid Test (ART) results will be accepted for passengers flying directly from Singapore to China, replacing the need for a PCR test.
- Travelers must undertake a COVID-19 PCR test or an ART within 48 hours before boarding flights to China, and only those with a negative test result are allowed to travel.
- Passengers testing positive can only travel once they have a subsequent negative test result.
- Negative test results must be declared to China Customs, which can be done via the WeChat mini-program of China Customs, the official China Customs website, or their app.
- Airlines will not verify the negative PCR or ART test results of passengers.
- Wearing masks and maintaining personal hygiene throughout the flight is strongly recommended.
- On entry, travelers might undergo random health inspections by China Customs.
- Travelers showing symptoms or inconsistencies in their health declarations will be tested by China Customs. Positive cases will need to self-quarantine or follow the authority's medical advice.
- After entry into China, travelers must strictly adhere to the local epidemic prevention and control measures.
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