Government introduced Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) to control the rise of community cases.


  • The measures under Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) started on 16 May and will last through 13 June. The measures include the following:
    • Permissible group sizes are further reduced to 2 persons, with a cap of 2 distinct visitors per household per day.
    • Work-from-home shall be the default mode of working for employees that are able to do.
    • In view of the risk in transmission in mask-off settings, such as F&B establishments, dine-in option at F&B establishments is not allowed during this period, including hawker centres and foodcourts. Only takeaway and delivery options are permitted during this period.
  • From 29 May onwards, it will be mandatory for residents (Singaporeans and permanent residents) travelling back to Singapore to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test report at air, sea and land checkpoints. The test report should be no longer than 72 hours prior to their departure. Traveler without a valid negative test report may be denied entry. Exemption is given to travelers from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, mainland China, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Macau.
  • The stay-home notice period for travelers from higher-risk countries will be increased to 21 days.
  • Cargo drivers and workers involved in the transportation of goods between Singapore and Malaysia will be required to undergo onarrival rapid antigen test at the land checkpoints and will only be permitted entry upon receiving a negative test results.