China Visa-Free Travel for Singaporeans Resumes on July 26, 2023 SG Official SG Official
Dec 7, 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Passengers testing positive can only travel once they have a subsequent negative test result.
  4. 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.
  5. Airlines will not verify the negative PCR or ART test results of passengers.
  6. Wearing masks and maintaining personal hygiene throughout the flight is strongly recommended.
  7. On entry, travelers might undergo random health inspections by China Customs.
  8. 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.
  9. After entry into China, travelers must strictly adhere to the local epidemic prevention and control measures.