2022 Asia Policy Forum

We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Asia Policy Forum will take place as an in-person event November 2- 4 at the Hotel Fort Canning in Singapore.


As we look toward welcoming you to the 2022 Asia Policy Forum, our top priority is the health and safety of our delegates, speakers, sponsors, staff and volunteers!

Please keep up to date on the latest Singapore COVID-19 restrictions on these important pages:

Government of Singapore COVID-19 Travel Updates
Government of Singapore COVID-19 Phase Advisory
HTAi COVID-19 and Events Continuity Policy

NEW AS OF OCTOBER 10: Wearing a mask is a personal choice, however, it is NOT REQUIRED by Public Health in public indoor settings. Even as mask-wearing is removed in most settings, individuals are encouraged to wear masks when in crowded places. Masks are required on public transit and in hospital settings. lease note that proof of vaccination is still required in all food and beverage establishments in Singapore.


Singapore Swab & Travel

14 Scotts Rd, Far East Plaza, #05-89 Singapore 228213
Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm, 7 days
+65 8757-SWAB (87577922)
[email protected]

Booking is also available through their website:

People’s Park Centre
101 Upper Cross Street, #03-11, Singapore  058357 Operating Hours Everyday, 8 am – 11 pm Call/Whatsapp: +65 8909 4193

Email (for non-urgent enquiries): [email protected]


1) Yellow Fever Requirements

Produce an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever, if you have visited any country/region in Africa or Latin America identified by the WHO to be at risk of Yellow Fever transmission in the past 6 days before arrival in Singapore.

Travellers must serve a 6-day quarantine on arrival if they cannot meet the requirement. Quarantine also applies to individuals aged 1 year and below or have medical contraindications to Yellow Fever vaccination.

2) COVID-19

Fully vaccinated passengers

Travellers born on or after 1 Jan 2010 (i.e. aged 12 and below by year of birth) are exempted from COVID-19 border measures.

Travellers born on or before 31 Dec 2009 (i.e. aged 13 and above by year of birth) may enter Singapore as per normal without testing or quarantine, only if they have taken the minimum WHO-EUL vaccine dosage listed below at least two weeks before arrival in Singapore, and can show proof of vaccination:

  1. One dose of CanSinoBIO/Convidecia or Janssen/J&J vaccine; OR
  2. Two doses of AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Moderna/Spikevax, or Covishield vaccine administered at least 24 days apart; OR
  3. Two doses of Novavax/Covovax/Nuvaxovid, Pfizer/BioNTech/COMIRNATY, or Sinopharm vaccine, administered at least 17 days apart; OR
  4. Two doses of Sinovac vaccine, administered 13 days apart; OR
  5. Mixture of any two doses of vaccines listed in points 1-4, administered at least 17 days apart; OR
  6. Any of the vaccination combinations listed in points 1-5 and subsequently recovered from COVID-19; OR
  7. At least one dose of any WHO EUL approved vaccines listed in points 1-4, taken at least 28 days after a COVID-19 positive diagnosis 

The following types of vaccination proof in English or translated to English are accepted if they contain personal identification details (e.g. name, date of birth, ID number) that match against the traveller’s passport:

For non-fully vaccinated visitors

i) Pre-Departure Test (PDT)

Within two days before departure, take any of the following COVID-19 tests:

  • COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test; OR
  • Antigen Rapid Test (ART) administered by a trained professional, or self-administered ART that is remotely supervised by an approved ART provider in Singapore [for Singapore citizens, PRs and Long-Term Pass Holders (including In-Principle Approval holders) only]

The Pre-Departure Test (PDT) report, which shows a negative test result, must be in English (or accompanied by a notarised English Translation), and clearly states the traveller’s name, date of test, as well as the traveller’s date of birth or passport number per the passport used to travel to Singapore.

A PDT is not required only if you tested positive for COVID-19 between 14 to 90 days before your date of departure for Singapore. You can use this tool to check if the pre-departure test can be waived, and the documentation required to prove your first infection or recovery.

ii) Stay-Home Notice (SHN)

Travellers arriving from 29 Aug 2022 no longer need to serve a 7-day Stay Home Notice (SHN).

Travellers entering Singapore before 29 Aug 2022, will have your SHN end upon completion of the 7-day SHN period, or upon receipt of a negative PCR test result, whichever is later. All SHN-related instructions and requirements can be found in the SHN sent to your e-mail.

Visit the Stay-Home Notice page for details on acceptable SHN accommodations, test arrangements, and other guides.

Failure to comply with any SHN-related requirement is an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act and offenders can be fined, imprisoned, and/or have their residency/work permits revoked.

Connecting Flights and Stopovers

Negative PCR tests may be required depending on the location of flight stopovers and can be checked using this testing and entry requirements tool


General Entry Requirements

2a) Immigration Requirements

To enter Singapore, travellers must meet the following immigration requirements:

i) Passport Validity

  • Have minimum 6-month passport validity if you are not a Singapore passport holder

ii) Visa

  • Short term travellers holding a passport or travel document from a visa-required country/region must apply for a Visa
  • Visa-required travellers can use the Visa-Free Transit Facility for stay of less than 96 hours in Singapore, if eligible

iii) SG Arrival Card (SGAC)

  • All travellers must fill in the SGAC declaration up to 3 days before arrival
  • Only Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass Holders who are fully vaccinated with COVID-19 WHO EUL vaccines and entering via land checkpoints do not need to fill in the SGAC

iv) Security and Immigration Processes on Arrival